Finding a job is not always that easy. I know some people who never seem to have a hard time finding a job, but there are some who may take forever. It’s not all about skills and experience all the time, though. Some of those I know who belong to the first group may not have the best credentials, while some who belong to the second group may be some of the most qualified people I know.
I guess it’s all about timing – and pieces falling into place.
As we face the second half of the year, and you are looking at finding a job – whether for the first or the nth time – AND you’re looking at the tech sector, here’s a nifty list of the best technology jobs in 2013. Of course, best might be relative, but you get the gist.
Best Technology Jobs in 2013
Opinions will, naturally, vary as to what the best technology jobs are. For the purposes of this article, let’s focus on the monetary returns. It’s best to work on the assumption that you will gravitate toward the job that interests you anyway.
AOL compiled a list following this criteria, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here are some of the best technology jobs in 2013.
The median annual salary is $90,530. Employers usually require a bachelor’s degree in computer science, but that won’t do you any good if you don’t have strong coding skills.
The job entails creating operating systems and/or apps for devices – computers to tablets to phones.
With a supposed median annual salary of $75,660, it seems to be a good year to be a web developer. The job description? Create websites. Interesting, really!
Information Security Analyst
This tech job ties with Web Developer in terms of monetary compensation, which is surprising if you think about it. If you have the skills to ensure security against cyber attacks, this is a good choice.
Network and Computer Sys Ad
Not surprisingly, this job landed in the top 10 as well. With a median annual salary of $69,160, that’s not bad at all!
Top Tech Skills
CyberCoders announced the top tech skills in demand this year. If you have these skills, then the future is looking bright for you. If not, don’t lose hope. They’re skills. They can be learned!
- Mobile Development (iOS, Android)
- Cloud Computing (AWS, Azure)
- Front End Development
- UX/UI Design
- Big Data (Hadoop, MongoBD, NoSQL)
- Ruby on Rails
What about other options?
Not everyone might have the high level of skills listed above, but there are still lots of good jobs that fall in the tech sector. If you like working online, or via the phone, you can check out http://www.answeringserviceunited.com/, which employs individuals to take calls for companies who may need more staff, but not in an in-office basis. There are also a lot of online writing jobs which have easy requirements, as long as you can write decently.
The bottom line is that you look at your skills, interests, and you are certain to find something in the tech field that will bring home the bacon.
Cassie Lummus is an independent writer who specializes in helping small and medium sized businesses grow. Click here to read more by Cassie.
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