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From Generative AI to Data Analytics, Top 10 Trending Technologies In 2024

Whether you are an aspiring tech enthusiast or a professional these 10 skills will help you to better your career.
Cover Image Source: 2024 is all about metaverse, and AI | Pexels | Darlene Alderson
Cover Image Source: 2024 is all about metaverse, and AI | Pexels | Darlene Alderson

Top 10 trending technologies in 2024 you should know about

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Image Source: Pixabay | tungnguyen0905

As the lines between the physical and digital world continue to fade, it's important to stay alert to be ahead of the curve. By that, we mean that knowing about the latest technological advancements is extremely crucial when trying to make a future-proof career. So, today we are taking a look at the 10 technology skills that you should be learning as they will open windows of opportunities. Whether you are an aspiring tech enthusiast or a professional, these 10 skills will help you improve your career.

1.  Generative AI

Generative AI Pexels | by Tara Winstead
Pexels | Photo by Tara Winstead

2024 is the year of AI. AI will be all-prevasive in 2024, whether it is in your phone or your virtual assistant speaker. Popular examples of Generative AI are ChatGPT, Google-Bard, Dall-E, and GitHub Copilot. A report by McKinsey states that generative AI has the potential to reduce the average worker's workload by 60%. The best place to start learning about AI is online. Register for a course or start a tutorial today. 

2. Cybersecurity

The systems are no longer safe seeing the increasing number of cybersecurity and malware scams happening around|Pexels
Pexels | Ika Rai

With the rise of technology, the world has also seen a rise in scams and frauds. We must make the digital realm a safe place to be. The employment of people skills in cybersecurity is 100% so that's a piece of great news. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, there will be 3.5 million unfilled jobs in this sector in 2024. Organizations like Microsoft, NetApp, IBM, and Netflix are known to be constantly hiring in this industry. To kickstart your career in cybersecurity, the best way is to register for a course online. 

3. Cloud computing & DevOps

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Cloud computing has been on the rise for a few years now. Businesses rely on cloud computing a lot. This is because cloud computing offers scalability as well as the option to be flexible. As per Statista, over 28% of recruiters face challenges when they are looking for people in this sector. This means that learning this skill can get you good-paying jobs in the year 2024. As per Glassdoor, the average salary for a Cloud architect in the US is around $146,000 per annum. Companies like Amazon, Tata Consultancy Services, Accenture, Infosys & Amdocs are constantly looking for cloud architects. Start learning today!

4. Sustainable tech solutions

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Getty Images | Photo by Justin Sullivan

EVs are currently at the forefront of sustainable tech. The environmental and renewable energy sector in the country has grown tremendously in the last few decades. According to a report by the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles, the EV industry will create more jobs in the future, and by 2030, it will become one of the biggest sectors in the world. Companies like Schneider Electric, Larsen & Toubro, Siemens, Philips & Tata Motors are always hiring in this sector. Start learning about sustainable tech solutions as soon as possible.

5. Data science & analytics

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Pexels | Photo by Tranmautritam

We all know by now that data is extremely important in today's world, and if you can make sense of all the data, then the good news is that your skill is in demand. Mastering data science is not easy and if you want to learn, then the best way is to look for a program that offers hands-on training. Data Science is extremely in demand and organisations like Google, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Walmart, and PwC who are on a constant lookout for Data Scientists and Analysts.

6. Human-computer interaction

Amazon Echo Dot third generation smart speaker with Alexa | Getty Images | Photo by Gado
Getty Images | Photo by Gado

A part of machine learning is mastering the art of human-computer interaction or user experience. The relationship between humans and computers is evolving by the day and it is a given that a team of smart individuals is working day and night to improve that communication. If this area interests you, then you can learn more about it as the skill is very much in demand. Companies like Neuralink, Schneider Electric, Mitsubishi Electric, Meta, and Sony are always hiring in this sector. You can enroll in the HCI course offered by the University of Cambridge online in partnership with Edureka today.

7. Blockchain

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Pexels | Photo by RDNE Stock project

The art of decentralization has been in the limelight for many years now. In addition to being the skeleton of crypto, Blockchain can be used in many other areas. It is predicted to raise the global economy by $1.76 trillion by 2030, according to a report by PwC. Blockchain is no longer only about finance and has many other applications. It can be used in supply chain management, healthcare, e-commerce, insurance, and many other industries. Organizations like Tech Mahindra, Cognizant, and PwC are constantly hiring people who are are well-versed in Blockchain. If this interests you, start learning the skill as it has prospects.

8. Full stack web development

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Pexels | Photo by Lukas

Full stack developers are true superheroes of the tech world—people who can tackle both the front end as well as the back end. They are in demand like anything and in the US, there are currently 11,000+ open positions for this role. The average salary of a full stack web developer is around $128,000 which is double the average salary in the country. Organizations like TCS, Mindtree, IBM & Accenture have multiple job openings. You can start learning the skill by registering for an online course or a university program. 

9. Robotic process automation

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Pexels | Photo by cottonbro studio

As businesses are looking to reduce their reliance on human resources and increase the automation of repetitive tasks, this skill has become one of the top skills in the world of technology as of 2024. In 2024, the tech landscape will continue to grow and evolve but there's no doubt that Robotic Process Automation will remain at the center of it. Organizations like Randstad, Bosch, Shell, KPMG, Cognizant, and TCS  are constantly hiring in this sector. The average salary in this sector is around $107,000 per year.

10. Virtual reality/Augmented reality

A VidCon attendee experiences Samsung Gear VR | Getty Images | Photo by Charley Gallay
Getty Images | Photo by Charley Gallay

There are many use cases of virtual and augmented reality and businesses are increasingly understanding the need for it. 2024 is all about metaverse and AI. Therefore, if you are somebody who likes AR and VR, it's the best time to jump into it. The average salary in the sector in the United States is around $121,000 per annum. Organizations like MOSCOT, Amazon, and Target are looking to hire people in this sector as they have understood the need to implement VR and AR in shopping experiences.