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  • US is continuing to play a big role in driving innovation across professional skill and expertise areas.

    US professionals besides facing increasing international demand are now getting thriving exposure in its domestic market.

    In the past few years, Blockchain, AI, and cybersecurity have emerged as fast-growing professional skills. Apart from that, the JavaScript and full-stack developers continue to experience increasing demands.

    Here we are going to showcase the top 5 skill sets and areas of expertise for young professionals to pursue in US.

    Blockchain Developer

    Blockchain has emerged as one of the leading technologies and expertise areas for a multitude of use cases across the industries. Blockchain as a unique decentralized database system boasts of a unique approach to data security and data accessibility.

    Some of the top industries that hire Blockchain developers include banks and financial services, cryptocurrency companies, information technology and services, computer software, e-commerce, hospital and healthcare services. The most important skills you need to become a Blockchain developer include Hyperledger, Solidarity, Node.js, and smart contract.

    There are basically two major types of blockchain developers such as Core Blockchain Developers and Blockchain Software Developers.

    While the core blockchain developers build the architecture of a blockchain system and decide on its protocol design, Blockchain software developers make use of these architecture and protocols for developing decentralized Blockchain-based applications.

    Core Blockchain developers design the blockchain protocols, consensus protocols, and security patterns. They also take care of the design and supervision of the network architecture.

    Blockchain software developer build Smart Contracts, design the front end of data apps, build the backend pertaining to Blockchain and supervise the entire stack making Blockchain apps run.

    JavaScript Developer

    JavaScript remains as the most popular technology for web and mobile app development to this day. JavaScript developers develop and implement the core front-end logic ruling all the visual attributes of the web apps. JavaScript defines the programming, development, and implementation specs of any website and web app.

    Some of the top industry niches hire JavaScript developers to include information technology and services, computer software, websites and web apps, e-commerce financial services, education management, etc.

    Some of the most popular and highly demanded JavaScript frameworks and libraries include Angular, AngularJS, Node.js, React.js, React Native, VueJS, MongoDB, ExpressJS, etc.

    By learning JavaScript you can have exposure across multiple career paths. Here are a few of them. 

    • Front-end developer:

      They are responsible to bring out the look, feel, and functionality of a web app by using JavaScript. Most JavaScript frameworks are mainly used for front end development.

    • Back-end developer:

      Backend developers are responsible for building apps that function outside of the browser. There are some JavaScript frameworks like NodeJS and it’s variants such as Express and Meteor that can be used for backend as well as front end development.

    • QA engineer:

      Quality Assurance (QA) engineers are like the jack of all trades as they look after bug detection, testing, auditing code, and all phases of software development. JavaScript is a key skill for QA engineers.

    • Mobile app developer:

      Mobile app developers build mobile apps across both iOS and Android platforms. Though specialization with Objective-C or Swift for iOS and Java or Kotlin for Android is their elementary skills, JavaScript frameworks like React Native and Node.js can be used for building dynamic cross-platform mobile apps for running on iOS, Android and the web.

    • UX designer:

      A UX designers conceptualize the business logic into wireframes,
      mockups, and prototypes for web and mobile apps. A solid JavaScript expertise helps a UX designer to deal with the design limitations better.

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) Specialist

    Artificial intelligence (AI) specialists are experiencing huge demand in the job markets around the world as AI-powered automation systems and applications are on the rise. AI specialists build intelligent algorithms and applications that learn from human actions.

    AI is now widely used across industries to implement automation so that machines can perform tasks without human involvement. Top industries hiring AI experts at this moment include information technology and services, computer software, web and e-commerce, financial services, research, online education apps, etc.

    The most important skills required for this job role include machine learning, deep learning, TensorFlow, Python, natural language processing, etc.

    For an ideal aspirant of this job role, a degree in computer science and academic qualification with a math background is required.

    A curriculum in AI involves expertise in different math levels including statistics, probability, algebra, calculus, logic, and algorithms.

    Learning bayesian networking or graphical modeling, computer science, programming languages, coding, and cognitive science theory is required for AI specialists.

    Apart from the qualification, the most important aspect of AI expertise of experience in the field of algorithm development.

    Full-stack Developers

    Full Stack developers always face high demand across the IT industry. Full-stack developers have expertise in the front end, back end, and app development. They work as formidable multi-skilled tech professionals ready to handle a wide variety of development projects.

    They can take off an app development project right from the start to finish. Full-stack developers take the responsibility of building an app that is equally functioning on the server-side as well as client-side.

    Full-stack developers experience demand in a variety of job roles as the below mentioned.

    • Software Developer:

      Full-stack developers can build, document, conceptualize, program, enhance, test, maintain and support software applications, software components, libraries APIs, and frameworks.

    • Computer Systems Analyst:

      Computer systems analysts who are also referred to as systems architects by evaluating the current computer systems and business procedures of companies build efficiency-driven solutions for business operation.

    • IT Manager:

      Full-stack developers also work as IT managers who take care of planning, coordination, and organizing activities corresponding to the computer and information systems of companies.

    • Information Security Analyst:

      Full-stack developers can also work as information security analysts who are responsible for security software installation and monitoring security glitches in the company’s computer networks. Information security analysts play the role to plan and implement security measures protecting an organization’s computer networks and systems.

    • Database administrator:

      Full-stack developers often work in the role of database administrators (DBA) and take care of the performance, integrity, and security of the database systems. They take care of the planning, development, and implementation of the database systems. They also do maintenance tasks and troubleshoot the issues and performance glitches found in such systems.

    • Web developer:

      Full-stack developers can also work as web developers who based on the company specifications can design and build a website. In the role of a web developer, he is entitled to deliver optimum user experience and required functionalities.

    • Computer Network Architect:

      A full stack developer can also work in the job role of a computer network architect who is responsible to develop and design data networks such as wide area networks (WANs), local area networks (LANs), and intranets. They design a network as per the company’s requirements and business objectives.

    • Computer programmer:

      A full stack developer often works as a computer programmer taking care of the design, programming, testing, debugging, and maintaining the computer programs’ source code.

    Data Scientist

    As the vast majority of businesses are now data-driven, managing data, and digging relevant insights for the businesses from this data is very crucial.

    Data helps all organizations across the niches to understand customer behavior so that they can be ready for future trends and emerging opportunities and challenges. Data scientists basically make sense of the huge and constantly growing volume of data for different business implementations.

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    As for the data scientist career path, there are grossly two major options to choose from. The first one is the data analyst path and the second is the marketing analyst path. Both fetch huge demand from businesses around the world.

    • Data analyst:

      Data analysts have specific objectives when analyzing data and so they require a particular set of skills for their job. A data analyst scrutinizes data by using analytical tools and different programming languages.

      Their goal is to deliver meaningful data-driven insights and patterns that can be used further by businesses for decision making. The most important responsibilities of the data analysts are cleaning up and maintenance of data, programming and analysis, and presenting findings based on data.

      Required skills for data analyst job roles include Microsoft Excel, market research, advanced statistics, and SQL. Apart from these they should have a solid command on visualization tools such as Tableau, and command on a key programming language like Python or R.

    • Marketing analyst:

      Marketing analysts also deal with data but their goal and objective are limited to deliver marketing insights based on consumer data, competition data, and data from various market reports and trends.

      Marketing analysts apart from having the basic skills corresponding to data science should have in-depth knowledge of fundamental marketing concepts like marketing strategy, planning, marketing research, and campaign management.

      Some of the top skills required by marketing g analysts include Microsoft Excel, market research, statistical modeling, digital marketing trends, and command on data visualization tools such as Tableau.


    From the above-mentioned job specialties, it is quite clear that the technology experts, particularly those with development expertise or with command on new technologies such as Blockchain and AI or with command over data science are experiencing the highest demand across industries.

    The future of the job market belongs to technology expertise and these surging career opportunities affirm this.

    Author Bio:
    Yakshit Bose is the Senior Developer at leading Custom WordPress Development Services Company CMARIX Technolabs Pvt. Ltd. He is an experienced, WordPress developer. He likes to share his thoughts on Web development, CMS development, and Technology News.

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