Technology: A Secure Career Field in an Uncertain Job Market

If you read the news, it’s easy to become discouraged about the job market. In many industries, particularly those related to hospitality and tourism, work is difficult to come by. Yet there is hope. Michael Sabal, assistant professor of computer science & information systems at Cairn University, shares that many industries continue to move forward, and they all depend on technology.  
According to this report from IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the demand for technology workers continues to climb, particularly with skills in database development. As the report noted, job postings in the cybersecurity industry increased by 20 percent between February and March 2020, when COVID-19 began to affect our daily lives.
It is more important than ever to study technology at a school that will give you training for the jobs that are hiring. Here are just a few of the industries that you’ll be prepared for:

  1. Cybersecurity helps all kinds of companies and organizations keep their codes and systems secure. Courses in web applications, data structures, cybersecurity testing and defense, and software engineering will prepare you for jobs in Software QA, a key part of many organizations’ security strategies. 
  2. Data Engineering, particularly in health care, is one of the most in-demand jobs right now, and the number of jobs is predicted to continue outpacing the number of applicants for many years to come. Cairn students in the database design course recently completed an analysis of storm data from the U.S. weather service, NOAA, to determine what types of events had the greatest impact on human life and had the greatest economic impact. 
  3. Systems Administration and Engineering is yet another career path that is adding many jobs in our local area and around the country. Information systems majors regularly build their skills in this field by completing project proposals for a variety of use cases, including identity management and cloud infrastructure. Hands-on projects of installing and configuring common server applications build on theory and provide the practical experience employers are looking for.

We recognize where the jobs are and the skills employers are looking for. At Cairn, you won’t just learn about these fields. We integrate skill building into all of our computer science and information systems courses, so you’ll graduate with real hands-on experience. Some of our current students have even accepted consulting contracts for work using the skills they gained in class!
If you are ready to enter a high-demand career field, we want to help you get there. Download the free eBook below or apply today to get started.
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