It’s no secret that the tech space has become a hot market in the past few years, and with that, top talent has become increasingly in-demand. UX/UI roles specifically are some of the hardest positions to fill in the current market place. From the eyes of someone in recruitment, the need for top tech talent is even more painstakingly obvious.
No Signs of Stopping
As 2016 rolls around, online news sources have become flooded with articles filled with predictions on next year’s tech trends and best career choices. UX/UI design as well as the talked about virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have already proven to be a constant theme and a very popular subject matter for 2016 and beyond.
According to EMSI, IT related jobs (a category which includes UX/UI design) are 28 percent of all average monthly unique job postings, making this industry the second most in-demand group of professionals for 2016. There is no question about it, the IT workforce is evolving very quickly and shows no signs of slowing down.
The Perks of Being in Demand
The U.S. economy added 211,000 jobs in November and the largest category of those new jobs was technology. So good news for candidates in tech, it truly is a job-seekers market.
And there is no need to move west to land a tech job. There are cities across the country emerging as tech hubs for their region. Over the past four years, Chicago has created more than 40,000 tech jobs alone, and the windy city trails only NYC as the number one hub for fast-growing private companies on Inc. 5000. It’s no wonder Designation is the leading UX/UI boot camp.
Although salary should not be the only factor to consider when looking for new job opportunities, it can be a nice perk. According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, web designers and developers salaries are forecasted to increase by 20 percent by the year 2020, and we should expect to see 658,000 new tech jobs by 2020 as well.
Impact and Incredible Opportunity
I believe it is extremely important that your job aligns with your life passion. If you get into UX/UI design, it is hopefully because you want to make it easier for people to adapt to a rapidly increasing digital world. As we quickly become part of a virtual world, helping companies create an easy and pleasant digital experience for their customers is extremely impactful and beneficial. There is also an immense amount of opportunity in UX/UI design as this industry only fully emerged a few years ago. And there will continue to be so much opportunity for creative exploration and growth, especially as people begin to talk about AR/VR more. With so much excitement in this flourishing industry, there are plenty amazing resources, such as Designation, to help you take your expertise to the next level.
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