It’s no longer news that Tech is a very lucrative field. It’s also a very vast field, so it’s sometimes difficult to decide where and how to start. Here are some highly rewarding tech career paths and the languages frequently used. You can use this as a guide when deciding on the tech career path to embark on 🙂
Full Stack Developer
A full stack developer is someone who develops or manages the Back end and Front end development of a website or web app. Let’s break this down!
A full stack developer basically has to do both (Front-end and Back-end development). Most companies now differentiate roles for Front-end and Back-end developers. So don’t let this scare you. You can get a job with knowledge of only Front-end development.
Harvard Business Review describes the role of a data scientist as “the sexiest job of the 21st century.” Ever since the field has gotten so much buzz and recognition, which has increased the need for data skills. Although similar, Data Analysts and Data Scientists carry out different tasks that require different skills and tools.
- Data Analyst: A data analyst typically gathers, interprets, and identifies trends in data so as to order to solve a problem(s). A data analyst mostly uses tools like Excel, Tableau, or Power BI. They also have basic fluency in SQL, Python, or R.
- Data Scientist: Data scientists use more advanced data techniques to make predictions about the future. They might automate their own machine learning algorithms or design predictive modeling processes that can handle both structured and unstructured data. Data Scientists usually have one or more of these skills up their sleeves: Python, R, Java, SQL, Matlab, and Big Data Frameworks like Hadoop, Spark, and MapReduce)