Looking for a New Career in 2022?

Here Are the Top Trends for a Future in Tech


If you are thinking of quitting your job, want to find remote opportunities, or are simply looking for a more fulfilling career that will allow you to grow and advance, the tech industry might just be the perfect place for you.

Here are the top trends to keep in mind as you consider your next career move:

  • Cybersecurity’s Skyrocketing Growth
  • Digital Transformation
  • Remote Work Is Here to Stay
  • Labor Shortages & Rising Salaries

Cybersecurity’s Skyrocketing Growth

Cybersecurity professionals dedicate their careers to securing and protecting internet-connected systems, hardware, and software from cyber threats. Every single industry, company, government organization and startup needs protection from privacy breaches and cyberattacks.

As ransomware attacks keep making headlines, organizations are quickly realizing that we need stronger information security infrastructure and an increasing amount of qualified cybersecurity professionals to shield our digital world from external threats.

The demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals has been skyrocketing, with some analysts boasting a 0% unemployment rate for the whole sector and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting a 33% growth rate between 2020-2030 for Information Security Analysts jobs.

Key Takeaway


With almost 500,000 job openings in cybersecurity nationwide, there’s never been a better time to become a cybersecurity professional!

Whether or not you have a tech background, you can study and practice foundational cybersecurity skills by training at the NJIT Cybersecurity Professional Bootcamp.

This 10-month, part-time program will take you from novice to cybersecurity professional with 100% live and online classes taught by experts working in the field and a state-of-the-art virtual platform that includes cyber labs and threat simulations with real-world scenarios.


Digital Transformation

Companies across all industries have been optimizing their business models and operations to adapt to tech innovations and increasing demand by consumers to interact with brands online.

While this process of digital transformation started with the invention of the internet, the global pandemic has accelerated the adoption of online marketplaces, e-commerce solutions, virtual collaboration tools, online communications and remote monitoring systems—to name a few.

Key Takeaway


It is more crucial than ever for job-seekers to acquire “digital skills,” defined as the ability to find, evaluate, use, share and create content using digital devices, such as computers and smartphones.

So if you are looking to enter the workforce with a strong resume, you can benefit from hands-on career-prep training.


Remote Work Is Here to Stay

The COVID-19 pandemic caused the vast majority of blue-collar workers to rethink their career trajectories for a more stable line of work that can be performed remotely and thus avoid the risk of mass lay-offs due to unexpected closures.

On the other hand, most of the employees who were able to transition from in-person to remote work have no intention of going back to the office. In fact, an HBR survey recently revealed that “more than 40% of U.S. employees would start looking for another job or quit immediately if ordered to return to the office full time.”

That’s hardly surprising. For employees, working from home means they don’t have to spend money on gas and meals throughout the day. And because they are not wasting hours commuting, they can enjoy a better work-life balance and spend more time on their hobbies or with their loved ones.

Key Takeaway


There are plenty of remote and hybrid job opportunities available for digitally literate workers across all industries.

If you come from a non-tech background, career-prep programs like the NJIT Digital Skills Bootcamps can help you gain job-ready skills and enter the workforce in less than a year.

By acquiring new digital skills or upskilling the ones you already have, you can boost your resume and find higher-paying jobs that let you enjoy the work-from-home lifestyle.


Labor Shortages & Rising Salaries

The job market has undergone a seismic shift after the pandemic-induced mass layoffs of 2020. Once blue-collar jobs started hiring again, a majority of workers had transitioned to the gig economy, while many others rightfully refused to accept pre-pandemic pay rates.

Office workers are in a similar predicament. After transitioning to working from home, many companies have tried to mandate employees return to the office, causing what is now known as “the great resignation.”

To alleviate recruiting and retention difficulties, many employers have started to offer sign-on bonuses and higher starting salaries to qualified professionals, and this trend is causing rapid wage growth across many industries for all skill levels.

Key Takeaway


Professionals entering the digital workforce, or transitioning into new roles are likely to receive very competitive compensation packages.

This is a very unique moment in our history, with multiple trends converging to benefit career changers and upskillers. While opportunities abound right now, there’s no telling if a lingering pandemic and other economic factors will change beyond 2022 and make the job market less attractive.

So if you want to make a move, the time is now!


Invest in Your Future

If you are serious about pursuing a career in tech, the NJIT Cybersecurity Professional Bootcamp can help you gain the practical skills you need to become a cybersecurity professional in less than a year.

All classes are offered in live, online classrooms and are designed to fit with busy schedules. You will have access to our exclusive virtual learning ecosystem, where you can hone cybersecurity skills through practical simulations and cyber labs that mimic real-world cybersecurity scenarios.

Plus, our dedicated career services department will work with you throughout the program to make sure that by the time you are ready to join the workforce, your resume, online profiles and portfolio are in perfect shape to get your foot in the door with our industry partners.

You also don’t have to commit to the full program right away. We offer learners the opportunity to test-drive our bootcamp by signing up for our Introductory Course. It is a stand-alone course, and in just 30 hours you’ll get a taste of our online learning environment, the quality of cybersecurity education we provide, and the practical skills you’ll be able to hone.

There is no doubt in our mind that the NJIT Cybersecurity Professional Bootcamp is the best way to prepare you for a thriving future career in cybersecurity.

Where you go from here it’s up to you. What’s your next move?

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