For many the beginning of a new year means assessing their careers, and possibly making significant changes. In fact, recent polls show that upwards of 20% of employees think that January is the best time to make a career move. If you find yourself in this group, here are four IT disciplines that are dynamic, and will be in demand for the foreseeable future.

AI and ML

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are undoubtedly among the biggest tech advancements over the past 15 years, and we’ve only scratched the surface. The latest estimates say that demand for AI and ML professionals will increase over 500% over the next three years. A great way to start your foray into AI and ML is taking this free 3-month course from Google.

https://www.udacity.com/course/deep-learning–ud730

Cyber Security

The demand for cyber security professionals is swelling, and it is expected to continue to grow well into the 2020s. As demand outpaces supply you can expect salaries to be well above average for years to come. However, there are barriers to entry.  Technology is always changing, therefore staying current is key. Continuing education, professional certifications, and professional organizations are good ideas for keeping your saw sharp.

Cloud Security

This year it is expected that 85% of all enterprise computing will take place in the cloud. Rapid advancements in cloud computing have created a gap between the need for security experts, and the number of qualified professionals. As cloud adoption rates continue to rise, security risks will rise as well. It is a great time to position yourself in this brain gap. Here are a few certifications you may want to consider:

Quantum Computing

Quantum computing engineers are in high demand now. However, demand is expected to explode in another ten years. This provides great opportunities for young talent looking for career stability and growth opportunities. These are the best sectors to break into quantum computing:

  • DNA Mapping
  • Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Financial Services
  • Cyber Security

Danielle Foppe is a Lead Technical Recruiter at Business Centric Technology. If you are interested in learning more about how to get the best IT talent in the Dallas metroplex, contact Danielle directly at dfoppe@bct-corp.com or call us at 972-267-7950. Business Centric Technology specializes in recruiting IT talent in Dallas, Ft. Worth and North Texas. If you are looking for a rewarding career contact us today