What are some areas of telecommunications that will see the most growth in the coming decade or so?
I'm curious about what specific types of jobs are in demand now or will become more in demand within the next few years. This could even include positions that don't exist currently, but might in the future once technological innovations call for it. #communications #telecommunications #job-outlook #verizon
I'd go with ...
- security (it's soooooo hot)
- data, data, and more data .. there's an evolving data scientists career for those that really want to engross themselves in it
- the hardware and software behind the 'internet of things'
(here's a nice link that explains IOT)
That's a great question! Keep in mind that telecommunications anymore isn't just your phone and internet as it has been in the past. Telecom anymore is a broad statement, one that encompasses not only your day to day phone calls but also cloud services, machine to machine and pretty much everything else you would do on a network. As far as growth goes I see a lot of answers for security, yes that is very true, but also Software Defined networking (SDN) is growing extremely rapidly. Going away are the days of running physical cable to every piece of equipment in a switching center. Pretty soon it will be just a few pieces of fiber and few pieces of physical equipment running all virtual machines within itself. So to answer your question I would highly recommend looking into routing and coding skills, ie vmware, linux/unix, python etc. as those will be the new "telecommunication" skills that will be sought after since a good chunk of the physical equipment is now becoming just a card in a server.
I would have to say that most of the areas of telecommunications are going to continue to grow at a rapid pace. If I had to give an educated guess, I would say anything tied to the virtual reality arena. companies are already making great strides, but I could see hologram phones calls and things of that nature.
Of course its hard to predict the future but I think demand for cloud storage will increase as well as new ways to back up, save and search data
Wow. tough question, since things are changing fast. I haven't been in telecom for a little while, but will tell you that understanding the basics of networking, and anything about securing communications is going to be hot for a good time to come!
Ma Fatima’s Answer
Network Security. We have a lot of Engineers handing Data but few knows how to handle Security issue.
Voice is also on top as we live now on world where almost everything is being done virtually.
Customer comes first for the business to be successful. I see a lot of focus on technology - cloud/networks/5G etc. Technology keeps changing....In the future any role that can be automated will be - so the focus will be on skills that are more oriented towards improving / simplifying customer experience that cannot be automated - basically people skills , putting yourself in customer's shoes and identifying areas of improvement / reduce pain points / solutions - will be key.
Rani recommends the following next steps:
4. Autonomous vehicles
You have to identify the customer needs and deliver to them so that they can do what they need to do.
As an employee of Verizon for 10+ years I would certainly say the future will be heavily dependent on its wireless network. As of writing, 5G has launched in select markets and will mark the beginning of a new era in high-speed computing, cloud services, streaming, gaming, etc.
I would say if you are looking for a future career in this industry, certainly look towards acquiring knowledge in the fields of computer science, web/app development and possibly engineering. Good question and good luck!
Everything Cloud - Not only storage, but applications, processes, hardware - anything that will cut cost to business owners yet allow them to address the needs of their businesses virtually and securely! We are seeing personal changes from desktop to laptops move to Chromebooks - on the business side - these changes are even more advanced with Cisco Meraki!
What's after cellular and what types of phones will we be using - will there be hotspots everywhere instead of cell towers? Even our phones at work have moved to all IP based applications - we'll see what the future brings!
All of these services need to be secure - security will be big!
Those are my predictions so far!
The wireless industry is a great place to enter for career growth: networks, broadband, fiber, even real estate. A few different options:
Engineers from, RF doing the design to being an engineer in the field, from planning the equipment to being a construction engineer. Building 5G networks and smart cities will also need a lot of fiber and real estate agreement. From building the network to maintaining it, the amount of jobs are growing rapidly.
It can improve and enhance self-driving cars, help first responders locate people in distress using towers throughout the city or neighborhoods, it can also help Dr.'s perform surgeries using robots from across the country when they can't fly to the patients location.
For entertainment, 5G technology downloads movies and music super fast. Also gaming gets even better. With no slowness or lag you'll be able to respond quicker giving you the edge against your competition.
The possibilities are almost endless as there is so much more to come!