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Some occupations are already well established in the technology market and segments in general, such as programmers, designers, digital marketing professionals, and data scientists. However, what will be the professions of the future that will dominate the market?

In this post, we list our bets on professions that will be highly rated shortly. You’ll find that some of these don’t just apply to specific IT sectors, but to the industry as a whole. Let’s meet them!

Which professions should be highlighted in the future?

First, we will talk about the most promising professions for the future, according to the technologies that have stood out in different segments.

Virtual reality developer

The future of technology will influence how we live, work and interact with each other. Thus, this relationship will be increasingly virtual. So it’s not surprising that the market for professionals capable of creating immersive digital worlds, through technologies such as VR headsets, is huge.

 Thus, highly skilled technology professionals who can build 3D environments and objects (office spaces, museums, concert arenas, among others), develop interactive experiences and design interfaces will be in high demand.

 Artificial Intelligence developer

This developer’s role is to design, develop, implement, and monitor AI systems. These professionals typically build their systems using programming languages such as Java and Python, and other tools such as profiling and analytics tools, deep learning libraries, and cloud platforms.

Businesses use the data resulting from these systems to better understand customer behaviors and needs to increase revenue. Given the rapid growth of AI and its anticipated future applications across all industries and businesses, these professionals will be in high demand.

Just take a look at the numbers to see the growth: the market for Artificial Intelligence solutions grew 54% in 2022 and is expected to grow 40% in 2023 (in Portuguese).

Cloud engineer

With the popularization of Cloud Computing, it is only natural that professionals become increasingly specialized.

Thus, a cloud engineer is a professional capable of developing policies for the use of cloud services, managing requests for new technologies, establishing a secure cloud environment, and monitoring the availability of services, among other functions.

 The skills needed will include:

  • Knowledge of different operating systems, such as Linux;
  • Programming skills;
  • DevOps — Practices that integrate software development and operation;
  • Understanding of virtual networks and general network management functions.

Tech professionals with specialized cloud knowledge will be in high demand as working from home is a trend that is only increasing around the world.

Metaverse professionals

The metaverse, which has already received billions in investment from companies like Meta, promises a virtual world that complements the real one — that is, a place in which we will be able to work, study, socialize, and even buy virtual land.

Therefore, many things that we already do today (like working) will be able to be performed in the metaverse. Thus, we will have virtual event planning, avatar clothing design, metahuman doctors, and even scientists specializing in the metaverse.

With the financial outlook, which points out that the metaverse could generate up to US$ 5 trillion in value by 2030, the possibility of transforming any current career into a “meta-profession” is becoming increasingly real.

Data protection officer

The data protection officer is the professional who will ensure that companies can strictly comply with data protection laws, such as GDPR, in the EU, and LGPD, in Brazil.

In this way, the company will not only be aware of what it can do with customer data but will also act in compliance with all protection rules. It is important to note that other countries have adopted laws similar to the LGPD, so the market will be vast for this professional.

Games developer

According to Forbes, the game market is expected to exceed the 200 billion dollar mark in 2023. A game developer is not a new profession, but the truth is that more people will join this field.

After all, games are invading even streaming services. Netflix, for example, already offers respected games like Kentucky Route Zero, not to mention the episode Bandersnatch, from the Black Mirror series, in which the user can choose the plot scenes by remote control.

Furthermore, the Mobile market is getting stronger, as the success of the recent game Among Us proved. With so much money and creative possibilities at stake, game development is only going to grow and evolve.

Digital influencer

Think about it: some of the technologies we’ve mentioned so far are quite complex. How can managers of companies in different segments understand the importance of adopting them? In this sense, digital influencers will play a relevant role in communication.

Therefore, many journalists and content producers will reinvent themselves as technology influencers. Likewise, many people with an IT background will also be able to exploit this opportunity.

What will be the impact of technology on the job market and on business?

Technology is already present in several segments — after all, it is practically impossible to go into any business today and not find at least one device connected to the internet.

Thus, these evolutions tend to promote several improvements in the industry as a whole, which will be taken advantage of by different markets.

Just remember that Artificial Intelligence, for example, involves facial recognition solutions, stock control, smart homes, and data science, just to give you an idea of its versatility.

How to prepare for the job market?

Technology professionals need to study continuously, in the lifelong learning model, follow trends and establish partnerships. After all, the moment is one of open innovation, the concept that preaches collaboration between companies, customers, and even joint work with competitors.

In addition, startups also benefit from partnerships, through initiatives such as BRQ’s Innovation Hub. In this way, they exchange expertise with some of the largest companies in the sector, can obtain funding and can launch disruptive solutions.

It is also interesting to follow the universe of digital marketing and design, to create increasingly personalized advertising campaigns and promote increasingly better experiences for customers.

A company that invests both in technology development and in customer experience, through UX and UI, will be much better prepared to combine technical knowledge with usability on the part of users.

As you saw in the article, the professions of the future will be based on technologies that are increasingly present both in companies and in people’s daily lives. They are excellent opportunities for professionals looking for specialization, for example.

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