Profiling it right: Upcoming job profiles in the new digital market
The digital revolution has displaced several professionals. But we also see a surge in new opportunities paving the way to a brighter financial future.
If one’s marooned about being robbed of a potential job opportunity owing to the digital revolution, it’s time you pick yourself up and look around at all that’s brewing in the digital space. With industries taking the digital route, it becomes imperative for us to advantageously upskill ourselves, making an underlining presence in the corporate sphere.
There is a huge probability that you might not belong to the IT space, but a leap in the direction can do you more good than you can expect. The good news is, one doesn’t necessarily need to be a learner from the science stream or a number cruncher to understand these upcoming job profiles.
Python is a computing language developed by Guido Van Possum in 1980. The language aims at simplifying programming syntax, making it comprehensible and versatile for amateur programmers.
Though Python was developed almost four decades ago, it has assumed heightened importance since 2006, when Google inducted the use of Python in some of its programs.
Python has been bolstered by several reputed corporations like Amazon Web Services, Google, Facebook, and many more. This, in turn, supports a robust community for aspiring developers.
The versatility of the language gives rise to innumerable possibilities. It wouldn’t be incorrect to state that prominent applications like Netflix and Facebook incorporate the use of Python.
Even at the early stages of learning, learners are introduced to the programming language using Python. The language forms the bedrock of Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality.
With the EdTech space evolving multi-folds, it becomes essential for the instructor and the learner to understand and incorporate the use of Python by harnessing its futuristic advantages in the development of various businesses, including healthcare, marketing, education, and many more.
In 2017, the recruitment space witnessed a remarkable surge citing the need for Python developers.
To become a Python developer, one needs to possess a strong command on the basics of any programming language. Some of the top recruiters offer senior Python developers a voluptuous sum of INR 8,784,000 (approximate) annually.
A defined job role is quintessential to witness heightened performance. Often, the employee tends to blur the lines, undermining the recruits’ abilities, further discounting the desired outcome. For instance, employees often confuse the role of a data analyst, data scientist, and data engineer.
Speaking of the role of the data analyst, they are assigned to arrive at a single numerical value using the large volumes of data collected by the corporation. A data analyst will be required to use all their number-crunching abilities simultaneously to arrive at the proposed numerical value.
The value is sussed out for an array of business functions that will aid in enhancing communication and improving the overall performance of the organisation. One requires a master’s degree or higher to understand the nuances of the role. At reputed organizations, a data analyst is paid anything between INR 4,429,000/- INR 9,965,000/- (or perhaps even more, annually).
Full Stack Development
The digital revolution has propelled a lot of businesses to go online. There is a heightened requirement for full stack developers.
A full-stack developer is proficient with both front-end and back-end coding. A full-stack developer orchestrates all the front-end and back-end functions to ensure the seamless functioning of the website.
The elaborations will involve developing a user interface, back end website applications, ensuring a cross-platform optimisation on tablets and mobile devices, ensuring seamless responsiveness of applications, working in close coordination with a graphic designer to enhance the visual appeal of the site, designing and developing API’s, meeting both technical and customer needs, and keeping up with all the developments concerning web development and programming languages.
The average salary of a mid-level experienced full stack developer goes up to INR 4244000/- per annum.
This has been a traditional job role that has witnessed constant evolution with every passing decade. Today, the profile of a salesman revitalizes itself as the domineering presence of social media and the Internet takes over.
It will be safe to state that it is a traditional job role, it will never go out of fashion, as some of the old-school methods can be revisited to enhance organisational revenue and customer experience.
A good sales executive will artfully be able to sell a comb to a bald man. But this requires insightful knowledge of the product, and keen communication skills. The salary could vary according to what they’re selling. It still makes for an essential arm to an array of EdTech courses as well.
Bridging the Gaps
A pall of economic gloom that we witnessed during the pandemic was prominently owing to a widening skill gap. The gap is fast being overcome by emergent professionals and learners, as educators invest their best efforts into bridging all the gaps that are witnessed by the ever-evolving workforce.
Guest contributor Girish Singhania is the CEO of EduBridge India, a Mumbai-based workforce development organisation started by a group of IIM alumni and professors in October 2009. He brings 15 years of experience across education, FMCG, and financial service sectors and is driven by a visceral “hard-wired” need to strategize, innovate, execute, and disprove the words – “It can’t be done”. Any opinions expressed in this article are strictly that of the author.