Retool Your Talents During IEEE Education Week 2024


No matter where you are in your tech career– from a recent graduate just starting out to a well-established engineering expert and anywhere in between– it’s never a bad time to reassess your skills and ensure that they’re aligned with current market trends.

For instance, consider the following professional developments taking place in the tech world:

  • According to Indeed salary data, some of the most well-paying tech jobs today are software engineering managers, back-end developers for web and mobile-based applications, site reliability/configuration management engineers, and enterprise, network, and software architects.
  • LinkedIn reports some of the fastest growing tech jobs in 2024 include artificial intelligence (AI) consultants and AI engineers. Product security engineers, who help enhance the security of products or systems by assessing and addressing their susceptibility to risks and threats, also made the list.
  • Insight Global confirms growing demand for AR/VR developers who build and design immersive 3D experiences within the digital world of augmented and virtual reality.
  • Data scientists are responsible for analyzing large sets of data for patterns and developing predictive systems and online algorithms designed to engage customers, trigger desired activity, and boost sales. Based on the continued growth of the digital realm worldwide and the ever-expanding use of algorithms to target prospective customers, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that the number of data scientists will grow by 36% between 2021 and 2031. This rate is far faster than the average for all jobs nationwide, which led the BLS to name data scientist as “the sexiest job of the 21st century.”
  • According to experts from Barclay Recruitment, other hot tech areas seeing job growth in 2024 and beyond include the fields of sustainable/green engineering, renewable energy, robotics and automation, and 3D printing.
  • People seeking more management-oriented positions in the tech arena will also enjoy a range of opportunities in 2024. LinkedIn reports that a number of non-technical roles in the tech industry are currently in great demand, including chief growth officer, director of revenue operations, and tech talent recruiter.

Learning Is Forever

Because technology moves so fast, it’s important to remain on top of the latest developments to ensure that both you and your company are staying ahead of the curve. There are many ways to do this, from following tech headlines in the news and sharing insights with colleagues to experiencing new technology for yourself or talking to your customers to understand their needs. Another great way to explore your horizons and maximize your marketability is by pursuing continuing education on topics of interest and areas of growth that will help advance your career.

Continuing education is a win-win for everyone. By encouraging continuing education and constantly upskilling/reskilling their employees, companies will strengthen the resilience of their technical staff. And for an individual, continuing education helps them acquire skills that will enable them to achieve their highest potential while meeting their personal and professional goals.

Keep Moving Forward With IEEE Education Week 2024

Professionals can stay competitive and enjoy career growth by taking the time to identify gaps in their skills, committing to continuous learning, researching their educational opportunities, and developing a detailed learning plan with goals and timelines. And as the professional home for engineers and technical professionals, IEEE is here to help!

From 14-20 April 2024, IEEE is excited to present the third annual IEEE Education Week. It’s an outstanding opportunity to invest in yourself and your career by exploring the wealth of programs, events, and resources available from IEEE, the largest technical professional organization in the world.

The weeklong celebration will highlight the vast array of educational opportunities, webinars, online courses, activities, and scholarships provided by IEEE and its many Organizational Units, Societies, and Councils from around the globe. Register for events (both in-person and virtual), expand your knowledge, and boost your confidence, all while earning points towards an IEEE Education Week 2024 digital badge, which you can proudly display on your LinkedIn profile.

If you’re ready to take charge of your professional path and make a proactive investment in your future, IEEE Education Week is a great way to start! For more information, watch the IEEE Education Week video or check out some articles on last year’s celebration here on IEEE Innovation at Work and on IEEE SPECTRUM.

Plus, in honor of IEEE Education Week, we’re offering some of our most popular courses covering the latest technologies for US$10 each. See details here>>

Stay updated on the latest IEEE Education Week 2024 resources, events, and offerings!



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