28-Mar-2019

Off the Beaten Track - Ten New Age Skills And Courses That Will Be In Demand In the Future.

Ishan Gupta MD, Udacity India

*This article was originally published here.

The digital world that we live in today continues to evolve with each passing day, driving up the demand for skilled professionals both within established organisations and emerging enterprises. To keep pace with such a changing digital world would require constant upskilling and re-skilling. Here are a few courses that will dominate the job market in the future.

Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology is being widely adopted by multiple industries from healthcare to finance. They are leveraging the public distributed ledger to bolster their IT infrastructure. Growing at a rate of over 60 per cent, the blockchain market is ripe with job opportunities for trained individuals. Some of the key job prospects in this field include blockchain developer, blockchain designer, blockchain quality engineer and blockchain project manager.

Artificial Intelligence

Companies are fast incorporating the cognitive abilities of artificial intelligence (AI) such as self-learning and natural language processing into their daily operations.

With the demand for AI specialists currently at its peak, AI courses aim to groom individuals to become job-ready AI experts. More specifically, one can choose to become an AI engineer, autonomous systems engineer, or a data scientist after completing a course in this domain.

Machine Learning

With more and more organisations getting automated, the machine learning market is poised to grow to USD 8.81 billion by 2022. With a fast-growing demand for machine learning (ML) specialists, aspirants can join as machine learning engineer or data engineer with tech companies.

Deep Learning

Companies are increasingly leveraging tools such as predictive analytics to maximise productivity and stay ahead of the digital curve. Deep learning courses, therefore, will benefit those looking to lead the research in, and develop applications of, this rapidly evolving technology. Becoming a deep learning software engineer or a deep learning engineer are among the potential job roles one can target after doing a course.

Data Analytics

New age tech organisations are always on look out for trained professionals who can help them leverage data driven insights to enhance customer connect. A data analytics course will enable one to secure a job as a data analyst or as a data scientist in advanced analytics.

Self-driving car engineering

An ideal course in self-driving cars consists of concepts such as robotic controls, computer vision, path planning, and localisation to train qualified self-driving car engineers. Professionals trained in self-driving engineering are in demand to fill critical roles in research and developing new applications and use cases of this visionary technology. One can become a self-driving car researcher, drone designer, or a flying-car researcher.

Python

Used by multinationals such as Google and Netflix, Python is the most popular language when it comes to developing solutions based on data science and machine learning. A Python training course will enable individuals to meet the demand of Python coders across multiple verticals and industries. After doing a course in Python, one can become a python developer, software engineer, software developer, and DevOps engineer.

Android Development

The increasing digital penetration means more people are getting connected to the Internet daily through smart phones. Android Development Programmes intend to groom Android developers who are in great demand everywhere. Mobile application developer, android application developer, and software engineer comprise the potential job roles one can secure after getting skilled in Android development.

Digital Marketing

A digital marketing programme offers to train learners in platform-specific skills by giving them an all-round understanding of the digital marketing ecosystem. Digital and social media marketing skills are highly valued by employers the world over. The potential jobs include social media marketing manager, digital marketing manager or digital marketing specialist.

React

Deployed by successful brands such as Facebook and Netflix, React is a robust JavaScript library. A React training course will turn aspirants into specialists in developing consumer-centric, immersive, and interactive user interfaces. Full stack web developer, senior UX developer, and front-end JavaScript engineer are among a few top job opportunities.

The increasing evolution of these technologies and rising organisational requirements has parallelly triggered demand for professionals who are experts in these areas. Identify your interest and go for it.

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Ishan Gupta MD, Udacity India