Based on current technology trends, here are 10 high-paying digital careers where the demand in the next decade will outstrip the supply of people with the necessary skills and training:


1. 3D Printing

Using open source design and 3D printing it is now possible to bring manufacturing to the desktop. The demand for craftsmen skilled in 3D Printing in the 2020s is going to be huge as on-shoring leads to the return of manufacturing to wealthy countries.


2. The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data. This includes everything from smartphones, coffee makers, washing machines, headphones, lamps, wearable devices and almost anything else you can think of.


3. User Experience Design

User Experience Design (often referred to as UX or Interaction Design) is the process of enhancing user satisfaction with a product by improving the usability, accessibility , and pleasure provided in the interaction with the product.


4. Digital Marketing

With attention spans declining and information overload making advertising more challenging, digital marketing demands storytellers and content creators that also have technical skills like analytical ability and strategic business thinking.


5. App Development

With the average American now spending 3-4 hours a day on their smartphones, there is a huge demand for skilled app developer.


6. Robotics

While robots are replacing manual labor and service-industry jobs, the new employment opportunities are for people to design, build and service the robots. While robotics technicians or robotics engineers involve skills that are not easily mastered, you can start laying a learning foundation to see if you have the aptitude to succeed in this growing industry.


7. CyberSecurity

The wars of the future will be fought in cyberspace. Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and cybersecurity involves protecting networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access.


8. Data Science

The new high-paid rock stars of the software engineering industry are data scientists. With so much data being accumulated, cutting edge companies need data scientists with both analytical and social skills to make sense of the data to optimize business processes.


9. Artificial Intelligence

Robots took the jobs of factory workers. Artificial Intelligence (AI) will take the jobs of office workers. The new jobs will be understanding how artificial intelligence can be applied to business processes and social challenges and managing new AI systems that work more efficiently than humans.
机器人替代了工厂工人的工作。而人工智能则会替代办公室职员的工作。属于人类的新岗位将是设法在商务流程和社会挑战中运用人工智能, 并且研发出比人类的工作效率更高的新人工智能。


10. Deep Learning

What’s behind the driverless cars? Artificial Intelligence, or more specifically a type of specialized AI called Deep Learning. It is part of a broader family of machine learning methods based on simulating neural networks and learning data representations, as opposed to task-specific algorithms.