Five In-Demand Tech Skills Employers are Looking For in 2021
Whether you are looking to get back into the workforce or want to invest your talents in a new area, it’s important to determine what skills are in-demand in this new competitive landscape.
Gaining these in-demand tech skills can help in choosing a clear and relevant career path that will give you a competitive edge over other candidates and job seekers.
1. Web Development
Web development is the process of building and developing a website for the Internet (World Wide Web) or an intranet (a private network) by focusing on the coding and programming that enables the website to function.
Web development has three basic functional areas: client-side coding (frontend), server-side coding (backend), and database technology.
Specifically, employers want to know you can edit HTML & CSS when working on content on a website. These skills are in high demand and will add relevant job skills to your resume that makes you much more attractive as you continue your career path.
2. Data Science and Data Analytics
Data science requires a new set of software tools and skills, combining advanced data analysis, critical thinking, Python programming, and creative problem solving. DWC’s Data Science Certificate is a comprehensive curriculum focused on Python software, working with big data, and visualizing and modeling the results.
If you are curious if a career in data science is right for you check out our blog, here.
3. UX/ UI Design
UX or User Experience refers to the interaction between a user and a product or service and requires an understanding of the company, product, and user. User experience is determined by how easy or difficult it is for users to interact with the interface elements.
Professionals responsible for the way we interact with websites, apps, and other products fall into this category, which saw 20% growth in hiring according to LinkedIn’s analysis. Furthermore UX Designers ranked in the top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work according to CNNMoney/PayScale’s 100 Best Jobs in America.
If you enjoy solving problems and using technology to create effective designs, check out our UX Design certificate program and launch a new career path in this exciting field
4. Business Administration
Our Business Administration certificate program focuses on business software including Microsoft Office and Google Apps, plus vital office skills such as leadership, time management, and problem solving. Technology and business soft skills are the fundamental pillars of any office administration position.
5. Digital Marketing
There are a variety of digital marketing skills that are imperative to landing a job. Copywriting, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), social media, data analysis and marketing automation is among the top skills the Muse recommends having to name a few.
There is no doubt digital marketing is an in-demand tech skill. Our Digital Marketing Certificate looks at the fundamental concepts and strategies of marketing, as well as the data-driven digital marketing skills needed to successfully propel your career forward.
Whether you’re looking for skills to help you land a promotion or want to make yourself more competitive on the job market this year, our classes are taught by industry pros and designed to give you a leg up in coding, marketing, data, or design. Get a head start on your 2021 career goals. Click here to talk to a student advisor to see which program is right for you!