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TOP professions of the future in IT

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TOP professions of the future in IT

Information technology is the fastest growing area of human activity all over the world. On a daily basis, new opportunities arise in this area, which, in turn, cause new problems. And, accordingly, new specialists should solve these problems.

Only on activity on the Internet and social networks specialists of more than 50 profiles are aimed: "SEO", copywriters, bloggers, data journalists and many others. Their work requires its analysts and theorists, so the professions are multiplying. In the field of technology (and not Internet communication), several professions have appeared, the popularity of which will continue to grow, although now they are already highly valued and paid.

Internet Specialist for Gadgets: Internet of Things (IoT)

New IT professions arise as the number of gadgets used at work and in everyday life grows, as well as as their quality grows. Information devices are becoming more complex, and manufacturers are increasingly targeting them to work together without human intervention.

I was surprised and amused by the story of an employee of one of the large clinics in Toronto, where robots are used. The staff member complained that during the night shift he wanted to take a nap while the patients were sleeping. But robots do not give: they distribute medicines, gather in one place and share them very noisily. And this also needs to be dealt with by a specialist!

The Smart Home system did not appear yesterday, but the number of devices included in this system is increasing every day. A smart home takes care of temperature and ventilation, turns on and off lights, opens and locks doors, stores information. This is very convenient for the owner, but at some point a program malfunction or information leakage may occur. Progress cannot be stopped, programs will be more and more perfect. And specialists in IoT, the Internet of Things, will continue to deal with information security, protection against hacking and setting up the work of the "Smart Home".

In addition to "Smart Home", specialists with such skills are needed in other areas:

  • In medicine
  • In transport
  • In the energy sector.

And the number of these areas is likely to increase. Already, the salary of IoT specialists reaches $ 100,000 per year. And it will grow.

IoT specialists are trained in universities in many countries, the best of them are in the following countries (as tuition fees increase):

  • China
  • Malaysia
  • Japan
  • Great Britain
  • USA 

The magician is a specialist in new realities: augmented and virtual reality

Virtual reality - changing the impact of reality on the human brain, organs of perception with the help of special devices:

  • Virtual glasses
  • Helmet
  • Gloves
  • Virtual monitor.

When such a possibility was still a novelty, writers were already fantasizing about creating a virtual world with their own laws ("Labyrinth of reflections" by Sergei Lukyanenko, for example), warned about its dangers.

Originally created for computer games, devices for creating virtual reality are also used in other areas of human activity, including in the field of technology: virtual reality is used in construction to design and present a future facility to the customer. In industry, this technology has found applications in assembly lines. Devices for virtual reality are increasingly being used in teaching at Western universities.

In addition to virtual reality, there is also augmented reality. If in virtual reality a person enters the created world, acquires abilities that he cannot have, then in augmented reality there are only partial changes. These changes are a translation from a foreign language that appears when you point your phone camera at a text, a Pokemon appears on the screen of a smartphone, and the like.

The areas of application of such technologies and devices will expand, the need for specialists of this profile is growing every day.

Specialists in virtual and augmented reality are trained in universities in many countries, the best of them (as tuition fees increase):

  • Malaysia
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Great Britain
  • Sweden
  • USA.

Virtual Defenders: Information Security Specialists

The word "hacker" has become familiar to the ear. All important systems, especially those related to the storage and transfer of money, are periodically attacked. The methods of hackers are changing rapidly, improving, so that the protection must improve even faster, so that valuable information is safe. To check security systems, hackers are also needed, which cybersecurity specialists themselves should become.

Information security specialists are trained in universities in many countries, the best of them (as tuition fees increase):

  • Malaysia
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Sweden
  • USA.
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Kuban State University, Russia (World Economics); Westminster University (Business & Management).
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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