Three Hot Tech Careers to Consider in 2020

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It should come as no surprise that the technology sector is booming. Web and software development, data science, computer graphics, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing are among the most in-demand skills right now, according to LinkedIn.* 

The U of M College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS) and Trilogy Education Services are partnering to help fill the digital skills gap with three boot camp-style programs taught by experts in their fields: web development, data visualization and analytics, and cybersecurity. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts continued above-average growth of tech sector jobs over the next several years, so now is the right time to consider one of these boot camps and propel yourself into an exciting and rewarding career.

Web Developer

The internet has transformed virtually every area of human activity. Does that excite and intrigue you? Then you could be looking at your next career as a web developer. If you’re a team player who is energized by learning new ways of thinking and problem solving, take a good look at the Full Stack Web Development Boot Camp. The next 12-week (full-time) course starts on November 4; the 24-week (part-time) course starts December 3.

Data Analyst

There are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created every day—and that number just keeps going up. People with the skills to aggregate and make sense of data are in demand in virtually all industries around the world. Do you enjoy finding meaning in the details? If so, you may thrive as a data analyst. The next Data Visualization and Analysis Boot Camp 24-week (part-time) program starts on November 18.

Cybersecurity Specialist

Cybersecurity is something nobody can afford to ignore, as hackers are finding new ways to access, change, or delete sensitive information from businesses and individuals. And as computer networks grow, so too does the quantity of vulnerable information. Whether you’re a technical professional or an armchair enthusiast, if you want to help keep vital data secure, the Cybersecurity Boot Camp might be the right fit for you. The next 24-week (part-time) course begins on November 4.

CCAPS also offers a bachelor's degree as well as a certificate in Information Technology Infrastructure; both are available with a focus on cybersecurity. 
 

*The skills companies need most in 2019, LinkedIn