With the continual emergence of new technology, the industry finds itself growing and expanding rapidly across the country. As a result, tech jobs are increasing, and tech workers are becoming more and more in demand. It's undeniable as well that many companies need tech assistance, even if they're not a part of the tech industry.
If you're searching for your next job in the tech industry, here's one place you don't want to overlook: Columbus, Ohio. In 2018, SmartAsset released its fifth annual study of the best cities to work in tech, citing Columbus as number one, with tech workers comprising 4.24% of its total workforce.
As the technology sector continues to experience unprecedented success in 2019, STEM-related skillsets have become desirable for recruiters hoping to attract top talent. With technology getting more and more complex, a variety of highly specialized skillsets has risen to the forefront of the tech field.
Here are some of the top, fastest-growing tech jobs that the US Department of Labor predicts to be in high demand in the coming years:
Late last year, Amazon announced its plans to construct a second headquarters in Queens, New York City (NYC). Months after the announcement, however, the tech giant canceled plans for its second headquarters (HQ2) project due to opposition from state and local politicians according to a statement released by Amazon.
Tech professionals looking for new jobs don't have to look further away from Dallas. According to a 2017 to 2018 data analysis shared on Business.org, Dallas ranked 9th out of the top 100 metro areas that offer high tech salaries in the US.
According to the Labor Department, the United States has experienced a rare phenomenon in April 2019: the number of job openings is much higher than the number of unemployed Americans. In fact, this trend has been going on for some time now. Since 2018, Americans searching for jobs has continued to decrease while job openings continue to rise.
This phenomenon further underscores the difficulty employers face in finding and hiring workers. While many jobs are open across the board, employers are struggling to hire qualified workers from a shrinking pool of eligible Americans. Experts and analysts alike have warned that this situation may not improve anytime soon.