Today, 30 million people have lost their jobs in the United States. This terrible reality isn’t just a tough pill to swallow, it’s creating a tremendous amount of uncertainty about the future of work. COVID-19 has in many ways sped up the inevitable dismantling of millions of jobs due to technological efficiencies, but the good news is that technology is only as powerful as the people that use it.
As industries grow more reliant on technology and the skills needed to meet their new and changing demands, a new job category has emerged: new-collar jobs. IBM CEO Gini Rometty introduced the term “new-collar jobs” to refer to the in-demand technical skills that are obtained through vocational training, like Udacity’s Nanodegree Programs, opposed to a traditional four-year college.
During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, we’re experiencing more job loss than ever before. New-collar jobs offer an accessible and valuable way for workers to quickly break into tech-focused industries that offer stable careers with a lot of growth potential.
If you’ve recently found yourself rethinking your career options, it’s never been a better time to find a “new collar” job. Or, if you’ve always wanted to enter the world of tech, consider a position as an Android developer. Roles in Android development are not only stable and well-compensated, but they offer a clear career trajectory.
As big data continues to dominate every industry, including the health and medical fields, bioinformatician careers will continue to surge. This unique intersection of data science, biology, and computer science is paving the way for incredible discoveries in pharmaceutical therapies, diagnostic tools, and personalized medicine, which is proving even more valuable today.
Given the incredible pace of tech advancements, it’s no wonder that bioinformaticians salaries are growing and the jobs are quickly crawling up the list of hottest occupations that are relatively future-proof. But what’s the salary potential for someone in this field?
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a rapidly growing field and the talent market is hot. Because of this demand, AI engineer salaries continue to increase.
According to a LinkedIn report, AI Intelligence Specialist — which is a catchall title for multiple AI-specific roles — was named one of the top 15 emerging jobs for 2020 with 74% annual growth. Not only is this an in-demand role, but AI engineers can command a top salary and report high levels of job satisfaction, making it a highly appealing career option.
If you’re considering entering the field of AI (or upgrading your skills), it’s helpful to know what you can expect when it comes to AI engineer salaries.
At the beginning of 2020, the majority of people had a routine: Wake up, go to work or school, come home, eat and then sleep. For some, we could never wedge learning a new skill into that routine.
What we didn’t know was that very soon the world would come to such a standstill that there would be nowhere to go – no school, no offices, no bars, no restaurants, no concerts, no basketball matches, no theatre.
Never did we imagine that millions of people across the globe could be in self-isolation and quarantine. But now that Covid-19 has forced us to be limited to our houses, let’s not make it an excuse for not being productive. Rather, let’s use this time to build a new skill and habit, like some of our students: