As 2017 comes to a close, this is the time of year many IT professionals reflect on their career goals and look ahead to what they want to accomplish in the New Year. Whether that is gaining new certification, searching for a new career among the fastest growing jobs, or looking for freelance gigs, many IT pros are going into 2018 ready to take on new challenges and develop new skills.
New data from LinkedIn shows that technology – in particular, understanding data – is central to most of the fastest growing jobs in 2017, with high-demand for skills around machine learning, big data, and developers with experience in Unity and full-stack development.
While the data reflects the fastest growing jobs in 2017, these job titles have enough staying power to continue to be relevant over the next 12 months as enterprises double-down on virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), and machine learning investments, searching for the right people to deliver on these initiatives.
Click through the slideshow to see the top 7 fastest growing jobs in the U.S., based on LinkedIn data.