TECH JOBS AVAILABLE IN UNEXPECTED INDUSTRIES
If you’re enrolled at CIAT, you probably already have an idea of the tech jobs you’re preparing for. It’s our goal to make sure that you graduate career ready, with all of the skills and knowledge that you need to dominate the workforce. But there are some surprising opportunities for IT and tech jobs that you might not have ever considered. Read on for details on new, non-traditional, and intriguing industries that are seeking skilled employees just like you.
Retail Tech Jobs
Most retailers offer ecommerce sites now, but many are taking their tech to an even more advanced level. Amazon just opened a retail grocery store in Seattle, for example, with no checkout lines. They use patented technology to track the items that the customer selects, link them to their phone and Amazon account, and process the order automatically. This is an interesting development that returns the focus to brick and mortar stores instead of ecommerce sites. Expect to see more big brand stores offering integrated shopping experiences in the future.
Learn More: Why Brick-and-Mortar Retail Technology Is One of the Best Industries for Starting a Business in 2017
Amusement Park Tech Jobs
Obviously there’s a lot of technology that goes into theme park rides and attractions, but did you know that their innovations have gone to the next level? Virtual and augmented reality are already incorporated into many rides, and Fast Pass/line jump software has transformed the average visitor’s amusement park experience. Disneyland is just one of many giant companies leading the tech revolution, with wearable LED light accessories that coordinate with their fireworks and shows, cordless phone charging rooms, and audience interactivity to personalize each visit.
Learn More: #Trending: Wearables tech takes over tourist trips and theme parks
Healthcare Tech Jobs
Most HMOs and major healthcare providers today offer online portals that allow patients to schedule appointments, refill prescriptions, view lab results, and more. There are also sophisticated systems being used by doctors and administrators which allow the patient’s entire medical history to be available at a glance. Algorithms and software identify health trends and warning signs from all of the aggregate data. Smaller organizations and alternative healthcare providers are using apps and computers to provide virtual patient care. Changes in health insurance regulations and availability continue to make this field a promising area for tech professionals.
Learn More: Why tech giants are claiming space in healthcare
Professional Sports Tech Jobs
Sports and technology have had a close relationship ever since games became televised. Playback software and ball tracking systems (known as Hawk-Eye Technology) were both huge innovations, and now teams are integrating advanced tech into their stadiums and websites. Drones are now employed to photograph and video games, as well as assist refs in calling ambiguous plays. The future of sports includes wearables that measure body temperature, heart rate, and muscle activity. New helmets can assess impact power and estimate the severity of a head injury. Of course, we can’t forget the booming world of fantasy leagues, and all of the websites and tech that they use!
Learn More: Cross Industry: Sports and Technology Need to Coalesce
Cannabis Tech Jobs
As marijuana becomes legalized in more and more states, the opportunities for cannabis business (cannabusiness) abound. This industry needs new CRMs and specially designed ecommerce sites, as well as methods for tracking sales, monitoring crops, and genetically engineering new strains. As a largely online industry, there are huge opportunities for tech-savvy individuals with experience in programming and software development. This industry is still a bit risky and controversial, but that can equal big rewards in the future for those that get in on the ground floor.
Learn More: Why Pot Is The New Frontier For Tech Entrepreneurs
So, when you graduate, keep all of your options in mind! You can still go to work at a telecommunications company, engineering firm, or tech industry leader like Apple or Microsoft. But you could also go to work for an amusement park, a medical marijuana brand, a healthcare provider, or even your favorite pro football team. If you’re ready to start exploring your options for modern tech jobs, check out CIAT’s Job Placement Services. We’re here to help you succeed – during your time here and after graduation!