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As 2020 dawns, the technology sector offers plenty of employment opportunities for well-prepared prospects. In fact, US News and World Report points to software development, web technologies and data management as the top career areas for the next decade.
We’re pleased to announce that we added several new Self-Paced Tutorial courses in these high-impact areas: web design, Oracle programming and data science. These courses are designed to meet demand for new hires who can contribute to their organizations immediately.
Garret Aceto, ed2go Product Manager, said these courses were designed as an affordable way for aspiring tech workers to enhance their skills in niche areas.
“Typography, for example, allow web designers to expand their toolkit,” Aceto said. “Bootstrap Training gives web developers a direct way to learn the framework for developing mobile-first sites.”
Staffing agency Robert Half calls web designer a “hot job” that blends a talent for visuals with technical capabilities. Web designers are a “must have” for any organization, according to the agency.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data anticipates “much faster than average” job growth in the web developer category, which includes design and programming functions. It notes that job growth is driven by the popularity of mobile devices and eCommerce.
US News and World Report rates “software development” as its strongest area for career growth through 2028. Within this category, developers with system-specific skills can command a premium salary.
When it comes to enterprise-level business, developers who can program in database company Oracle’s query formats are in demand. Oracle estimates 11 percent annual growth for systems administrators with similar salary growth.
Database developers create applications that present data and formulas as useful information. Oracle’s proprietary code is designed to optimize the performance of large databases. This creates ample employment opportunities in industries like banking, financial services and health care.
While relatively young, data science is one of the hottest professions today. Data scientists are typically trained at the PhD-level, but web developers and programmers can transition into data science if they can turn their coding skills into data mining skills.
Programming language Python is the top choice for data-driven applications. Within the Python ecosystem, data-centric libraries NumPy and Pandas are used for data analysis.
Data science blog Data Incubator calls NumPy and Pandas “critical skills” for developers because they optimize code that interacts with data. NumPy and Pandas skills span two high-demand job categories – software development and data science – which contribute to solid job prospects for developers.
If you’ve elected to auto-add new titles to your catalog, then no further action is required. Otherwise, you will need to add these courses manually in the online administration center. If you’re not sure if you have the auto-add feature set up, contact your Account Manager.
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