Technology professionals who have the right skills are in high demand right now and have a lot of career options to choose from. A tech career is, therefore, a great option for those who enjoy technology and love working with computers and various computer systems. When applying for jobs, you will find differences in the pay levels of different types of jobs and roles, even in technology. Here is a look at some of the highest-paying jobs in technology.
Project managers determine the requirements of the projects they are responsible for and, in many cases, assemble the team that is tasked with completing the project. They then lead every step of the project’s development.
They are also tasked with delivering a development and operational plan which helps the team working under them to deliver the project’s goals and objectives. Project managers are paid a median salary of $101,000.
DevOps bridges engineering and programming departments. Se engineers help increase organizations’ productivity by developing and improving all the IT systems that are used by both engineers and programmers. These engineers earn a median salary of $120,000 and are required to have extensive knowledge and experience in different programming languages, security systems, and software engineering. They must also have strong communication, interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
Information Systems Security Manager
With the increasing number of security threats, all organizations need security esports who can ensure their systems are safe to protect the sensitive data these organizations handle and work with. Candidates who land these roles are required to have technical backgrounds in network security and different systems.
When they lead a team of other security experts, they are also required to have strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. Problem-solving and an ability to perform under pressure great as well as analytical skills are also key in these roles.
Information systems security managers earn a median salary of $149,000 and are required to keep up with the latest security trends, standards, and government regulations. A majority of organizations also require them to have certain certifications such as the CompTIA Security+ or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.
Data scientists, sometimes called big data engineers, use various statistical and modeling skills and techniques to distill complex data into understandable formats. They have become an integral part of many businesses because businesses now collect a lot of data from their users, customers, and competitors and they need to make sense of this data so they can use it to make or justify various decisions or investments.
Data scientists earn a median salary of $129,000, although they are routinely paid up to $150,000, and need statistics, mathematics, and data visualization skills. They also need to have stellar communication skills and business savvy to understand what types of data a business needs and how to analyze it to come up with the solutions and insights that would serve the business best.
Knowledge of programming languages is often necessary and machine learning skills are also a big consideration for lots of businesses.
Because their field is so broad, data scientists can apply for and work in advanced roles that require computer science knowledge. Because these advanced roles require candidates with a master’s degree in computer science, data scientists can look into universities that offer online masters in computer science for non cs majors. Getting into these programs for data scientists is relatively easy because they already hold a degree in a closely related field.
Software architects determine design choices and technical standards (platforms, tools, and coding standards) to optimize the development process and ensure that software development is one according to set standards. Software architects are also responsible for determining a project’s requirements regarding a customer’s needs and can also develop prototypes for projects that need to be completed.
Software architects earn a median salary of $114,000 and should have experience in data modeling, software architecture, programming in different programming languages, and strong analytical skills.
Mobile Applications Developer
With most businesses having mobile apps, the demand for mobile application developers has skyrocketed over the past decade or so. These professionals are responsible for planning and building mobile applications for both Android and iOS phones and tablets.
While some mobile application developers work alone, many of them work as part of a development team responsible for both mobile and web development. Mobile application developers earn a salary in the region of $135, 000 and should have extensive knowledge in using different frameworks and programming languages to build mobile applications. They are also required to have knowledge of various web development languages depending on their roles, organizations, and the types of projects they work on.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engineer
Although this is somewhat of a new role, AI engineers are still some of the highest people in tech today with a median salary of $110,000. AI engineers are tasked with eloping, managing, and overseeing the AI systems, initiatives, and systems developed by different organizations.
To become an AI engineer, one needs in-depth statistics and mathematics knowledge. They also need skills in different programming languages (preferably Python, Torch, and R), understand how different AI and machine learning technologies and tools work, and have knowledge of other areas such as deep learning and neural networks.
Senior Web Developer
Senior web developers gather all technical and business requirements for projects they work on and also come up with the specifications for the web-based applications they build. Senior web developers typically work with both front and back-end engineers to integrate both parts of a web application or website.
Those interested in working in tech have a lot of rules to choose from, with many of these roles paying very highly. Working in tech is a great option because the demand and use of technology are growing and there will be new, high-paying roles posted every day.