2023 is mere days away, and while we can’t know for certain what the next 12 months will bring, it is important to take stock, evaluate where we are, and plan for future or tech careers in 2023.
There’s no disputing it has been a rocky road for the tech sector of late. We’ve been through a pandemic, a work-from-home revolution, the Great Resignation, and, most recently, lots of tech layoffs at large companies such as Stripe and Twitter.
But, there is still a lot to be hopeful for. The global tech market will grow 6% in 2023, according to a new report by Forrester. Additionally, certain sectors will come out on top.
5 Tech careers you should definitely consider in 2023
1. Artificial Intelligence (AI)
In 2022, AI became even more ingrained in our everyday lives. In fact, it’s become such a strong feature in our homes and workplaces that you probably didn’t even realize that you were using it. Your Spotify playlists, Alexa, or even Google search history are all powered by AI. So even if you’re not aware of its impact, it’s always there.
Investment and growth in the AI market are expected to skyrocket through the next several years, according to Fortune Business Insights, which also reports that the sector will be worth over a trillion dollars by 2029.
When it comes to Artificial Intelligence, a number of companies stand out. Earlier this year, Adobe was named one of the world’s most innovative companies in AI. This is in part to its portfolio of Sensi technologies and neural filters, which use AI to bring point-and-click simplicity to visual effects that would formerly have required hours of labor and years of image-editing expertise. You can stay on top of Adobe’s latest job openings right here.
2. Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR & VR)
For years, researchers have said that virtual reality will hold the best opportunities for gaming and entertainment, while augmented reality will thrive in the world of branding and marketing. In 2022, those predictions came true, but the world of AR and VR are only just beginning. Both technologies have significant potential to grow in 2023.
According to Statista, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality market size worldwide is expected to jump by more than 220 billion USD between 2021 and 2028.
When it comes to AR and VR, one company is currently ahead of the pack, and that is Meta (the parent company of Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram). This leadership is, in most part, thanks to the company’s growing Metaverse, which CEO Mark Zuckerberg describes as an “embodied internet” and which users can access via VR or AR hardware.
According to GlobalWebIndex, over half of the consumers are interested in participating in the Metaverse, and one in three who haven’t heard of it still says they want to be involved. To see if Meta is hiring near you, check current opportunities here.
Cybersecurity attacks were a common occurrence this year. According to CheckPoint Research, global attacks increased by 28% in the third quarter of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021. The average weekly attacks per organization worldwide reached over 1,130.
Because of incessant cyber incursions, the demand for cybersecurity professionals will be at an all-time high in 2023. In fact, it is estimated that more than one million cybersecurity jobs will be available by 2023, but less than 400,000 cybersecurity professionals will be trained by then. This makes it the perfect time to consider this career.
A key employer to look out for in this field is IBM. The company’s security business is spread across a number of business lines, like software and services. The team uses an “integrated portfolio of enterprise security products and services, infused with AI and a modern approach.” Check out the available roles at IBM here.
4. Data Analytics
As more organizations look to data to provide them with a competitive edge, those with the most advanced data strategies will increasingly look towards the most valuable and up-to-date data. This is why real-time data and analytics will be the most valuable big data tools for businesses in 2023.
There are currently more than 86,000 open jobs worldwide that are seeking data analytics skills, coupled with a massive shortage of data talent.
Salesforce is one of the leading global CRM companies. Thus a powerful tool lets companies log, manage, and analyze customer data, information, and activity. The platform uses data analytics to ensure all crucial customer data is in one place. You can explore careers at Salesforce on the Fossbytes Job Board.
5. Cloud Computing
Cloud Computing was always going to become a huge industry. However, its importance was definitely highlighted during the Covid-19 pandemic as employees across the globe started to work remotely.
94% of large organizations are expected to maximize a multi-cloud approach in 2023, as the focus shifts away from network-centric security to data-centric security, meaning more jobs across the sector.
Among the top cloud computing companies is Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS allows companies, especially larger and the slow-moving companies, to move from a traditional data storage solution, such as on-premise, to the cloud. Explore AWS’ open roles here.
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By Pippa Hardy