Best Tech Jobs in 2024

Have you ever wondered what are some of the most future proof jobs? I mean, is that even possible nowadays? I am coming to you from the future. Well, actually, I guess when you watch this, it will be the past. But today we are going to look at some of the most future proof jobs going into 2024.

Now, I'm going to pull down the magical curtain because the reality is it would be ridiculous if I said there were jobs that were 100% future proof. But here are some that are continuing to really increase in demand. But even more importantly, we are going to look at what skills are required within each of these roles, because those are the skills that will keep you, whether you're in one of these roles or not, in demand for the future, future proofing our career.

Imagine a job like a video game, something that you are always playing, but you never actually fully master it 100%. These are the type of jobs that are going to continue to be in demand. Now, let me explain. What I mean by that is jobs that have you continuously learning and upskilling, although on one hand, it can feel like a bit of a headache. I mean, when does the learning ever stop? Well, the reality is it never stops.

And that's the beauty of it. Or at the very least, we need to embrace being forever learners. Also, I want to note something for the jobs that I'm going to cover today. The three kind of main categories, my role working in tech, you know, years as a software developer, moving into developer relations and communications. My job title is not within one of these three realms I'm going to talk about today, but that's OK. And if yours isn't under one of these three, it's OK, too. These are just three areas that if you are looking to really grow your career within technology, that I would definitely suggest checking out. But even if you're not, the skills that these areas are about to bring can translate into so many other roles. And it goes back to the whole premise or the whole focus of being a forever learner. 

 All right. I just had to get that out of the way because I didn't want someone to read this and think, my job, I'm going to lose my job. Like insert that meme where it's the what is it, the dog holding the coffee cup and his house is on fire. We don't want any of that. That's not the vibe we're going for. 

Data Expert 

Now, the first job that will stay in demand and really future proof for quite a while is data expert. 

What is a data expert?

 Well, there are so many roles under data that will stay in demand that I'm just summing it up as data expert. Some of these roles include data scientist, data analyst, business intelligence analyst and many more. Now, where does this come from? Well, for one thing, the global data analytics market is expected to hit 272 billion. The numbers coming over my head, it's just it's wild by 2027. So you can think based on these numbers, how in demand these roles will continue to be. And actually, another stat that I think is really interesting is job growth for data scientist is projected at 20% from 2020 to 2030. That is a huge increase in demand. 

Best Tech Jobs in 2024

How to become a Data Expert

But where do I go to learn some of these skills? Yes. Great question. Other tip. Here are some resources. If you are looking to grow your career around data, whether it's data science, data analyst, anything that I just mentioned, one I would recommend is Coursera's IBM professional certificate for applied data science. Another one is Udacity's Nanodegree in data science. These both offer really great certifications. So it's not just a course that you can put on your resume, but you also get a certification to go alongside it. 

But for those of us who are not going to become data scientists or data analysts, people like myself, what can we take away from this, this industry of data as a whole that is continuing to grow in demand? Well, for one thing, data is touching every point now, it seems, or every company. And what I have learned or what I'm trying to do, especially in my day to day role working in tech, is bringing in data driven decisions. So making sure, whether it be for a marketing standpoint or a technical standpoint, that these decisions I am making are based on data. 

Now, I'm not going to be a data analyst or data scientist ever in my career, it's not what I'm looking for. But what I can do is use so many incredible tools. I mean, now with AI especially, to help me base my decisions more so focused on the data. For example, at the company I work at, we use HubSpot a lot and they offer really great insights into what data is available, what, you know, users are clicking on, where they are traveling to, different things like that. And in turn, I can make better decisions because I have insight into that. So even if you are someone who is not looking to change your career fully or anything like that, really take away from this in particular, that making database decisions, whatever your role is, will continue to set you apart. 

AI Whisperer 

Next up is AI whisperer, similar to data expert, I am putting a few roles under this AI whisperer because there are going to be many roles under this subject of Artificial Intelligence. I know we keep on hearing about AI, but the reality is AI isn't going anywhere anytime soon, probably never going anywhere and within AI there are so much opportunity both on the technical and non-technical side to get into. 

So whether you are looking to do a career switch or even grow your career in a different direction a direction that you know is more in demand AI as a whole is definitely a good starting point. 

So what are some roles within AI? 

This includes roles such as: 

  • Machine learning engineer 
  • AI engineer 
  • Deep learning engineer
And even robotics engineer, I might put it under AI, maybe it should be its own category but I think the two can be very closely linked and then there are a ton of other roles, for example I know IBM has enrole where it's AI in data technical specialists so it's someone that maybe has a bit of technical knowledge and experience. And yes you're technical, but it's more so about having the knowledge of a technical person when you are selling to customers or interacting with them. 

All right let's start with data, going back to point number one really emphasizing how important taking data or making database decisions is what really is the percentage of role or percentage at this role will go up let's focus on machine learning engineer.

According to Forbes machine learning engineers are expected to soar, or jobs for it are expected to soar 334% over the next decade. That is something, I've really never seen numbers that high when it comes to a specific job it is one of the fastest growing jobs in the u.s. Forbes goes on to say once again tip that's great but where do I go to take these courses?  Great question!  

There are some places you can go to take courses around artificial intelligence and specialize in different roles in particular. One is Stanford's machine learning course on Coursera, another one is NITDA Coursera. I really love Coursera courses, mainly because they are taught by industry experts and a lot of individuals who work at very prominent universities or college. Another resource I don't hear too many people talking about maybe because it's hidden a little bit is Nvidia's deep learning Institute courses.

All the resources I mentioned offer a certification as well, which is great for you and your resume.  So in this century you really have to learn ins and outs around all these new technologies. So i am suggesting everyone out here, to go and take a full-on course on it. But I would suggest even learning through some YouTube videos or some free courses online to really educate yourself as to the terms within artificial intelligence and also to where it's headed because it's something that will affect every single person's job. 

Okay with all these new technologies and rules popping up it sounds like there's need for some security in the mix you are not alone in thinking that, in fact number three on the list is actually cybersecurity.


I think we need more and more cybersecurity it's one of the industries actually within tech or across the fields that is so in demand. it's continuing percentages for jobs within this field that are not being filled is pretty staggering. So what are some roles though within cybersecurity as a hole?

 These includes 

  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Security engineer 
  • Penetration tester 
  • Incident responder 
  • Threat analysis 
And the list goes on. Cyybersecurity is another area where there's both technical opportunities and non-technical ones. A lot of people will either start their career out as technical and then maybe move into non-technical roles or even vice versa.  Going back to data, the global cybersecurity market is actually projected to reach 375 billion by 2026, that is in two years, and cybersecurity job openings are expected to increase by 30% by 2030.

Those numbers are pretty staggering. By the way, I found them on Cybersecurity and Security Infrastructure Agency's website. You already know what I'm going to ask. Courses? I already got them ready.

Here are some courses around cybersecurity. Cyberary's Ethical Hacking Fundamentals course is a really great course that offers a certification. Other courses are Offensive Page Certification and SANS Institute Online Trading. 

Now with cybersecurity, it's a bit more tricky to recommend online courses because it really depends where you are with your journey in cybersecurity. The biggest thing though, is I would definitely recommend searching up very specific things within cybersecurity you're interested in.

The good news is there are so many good resources online. Okay, well, once again, I'm not going to be going into cybersecurity in my career. At one point though, I really thought I was going to, but here are some key takeaways if you are like me and maybe aren't doing a full pivot into cybersecurity that you can bring into your day job right now or your day-to-day life, which in turn will help you stay ahead and really just be more, I mean, I'm trying to think of another word other than in demand, but it really comes back down to that because you're more knowledgeable, you're more prepared within your current job. Cybersecurity I think is a pretty obvious one where it's around the security.

Don't click on links you're unfamiliar with, don't open attachments or download attachments you're not familiar with. Make sure to do your due diligence when it comes to reading up on cybersecurity best practices, especially at your place of work. I mean, it depends on the size of where you work and what their security policies are, which can vary greatly, both good and bad.

But one thing to really note is to stay diligent. Yes, you might be working on your work computer and it's not technically all your stuff, but think of it from the perspective of this company, if something was to go wrong because something you've done, it would really affect your career for a very long time. 


All right, those are the three areas that I think are going to be future-proofed when it comes to roles under them or roles using them. And as I mentioned throughout this post, your role can use these different kinds of sectors as long as you're open to it and wanting to continue to learn. I hope you found this post very helpful and valuable. I love making content for you. So once again, I got to say it, leave in the comments any other topics you want me to cover, questions you have, and I'll see you all soon. Thanks, everyone.

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