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Top Tech Jobs in 2020

Top Tech Jobs in 2020

The 2010s popularized an array of new tech toys from the iPhone to Instagram to 3D printers, so it’s no surprise that tech jobs in 2020 are among the most in-demand and highest paying on the other side of a decade. We’ll take a look at the current stats for mid-career professionals from Glassdoor’s recently published 50 Best Jobs in America for 2020 list, which revealed nearly half of the best jobs on the market are in the tech industry.

This high demand is deserved since the industry boasts high pay, generous benefits, and remote work opportunities.

There’s truly no greater time to jumpstart your career in this growing field. Check out this exciting data from Glassdoor and make a career change by getting certified for one of these top tech jobs in 2020.

1. Front-end Engineer

Front-end engineers create, install, and test the visual experiences and interfaces of websites and apps. There’s high demand for this growing field, which has around 13,122 openings across the U.S. right now.

Job satisfaction: 3.9/5

Median base salary (for mid-career professional): $105,240

2. Java Developer 

Java developers specialize in the programming language Java and use it to create and test computer programs. There are currently 16,136 openings across the U.S. for this specialized position.

Job satisfaction: 3.9/5

Median base salary (for mid-career professional): $83,589

3. Data Scientist 

What do you get when you combine computer science, math, and business? Answer: a data scientist. People in this rewarding role analyze and interpret data. Those with knowledge of these analytical and technical subjects are perfect for this high-earning role. Currently, there are 6,542 data scientist openings in the U.S.

Job satisfaction: 4.0/5

Median base salary (for mid-career professional): $107,801

4. Product Manager 

Product managers oversee the creation of products from end-to-end. Those with good communication, marketing, management, and software development skills can succeed in this role, which currently has 12,173 openings in the U.S.

Job satisfaction: 3.8/5

Median base salary (for mid-career professional): $117,713

5. DevOps Engineer

DevOps engineers oversee the release of codes, so roles in this field are perfect for those who enjoy combining their coding skills with collaboration and teamwork. Maybe  one of the 6,603 open positions in the U.S. is waiting for you?

Job satisfaction: 3.9/5

Median base salary (for mid-career professional): $107,310

6. Data Engineer 

Data Engineers develop, construct, and test databases and processing systems. Those in this role possess good research and analytical skills as well as knowledge of various scripting languages. With the right training, you could grab one of the 6,941 current openings.

Job satisfaction: 3.9/5

Median base salary (for mid-career professional): $102,472

7. Software Engineer 

Software Engineers build apps and websites using problem-solving and analytical skills. This position currently has 50,438 openings and that number is likely to only keep growing.

Job satisfaction: 3.6/5

Median base salary (for mid-career professional): $105,563

Clearly, there’s a ton of opportunity in the tech industry, and Kenzie Academy is prepared to guide you into the best tech career for you. So, are you ready to jumpstart your career in 2020? Learn more about Kenzie Academy’s Software Engineering and UX Design programs, or try out our free beginner’s coding program Kenzie Free.

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  • Date
    February 3, 2020
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