While the coronavirus pandemic has battered some industries, others have thrived despite the ongoing crisis, including technology and science.
In fact, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for jobs in math, science and technology will continue to surge over the next decade.
Hiring in the computer and information technology fields has faster projected growth between 2020 and 2030 than all other fields. The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that demand for these workers stems from companies’ “greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.”
The coronavirus pandemic has expedited demand for other science and technology roles as well, including epidemiologists and information security analysts. “The prevalence of remote work has created additional need for network security and operations support,” Megan Slabinski, the district president for global talent solutions at recruitment firm Robert Half, tells CNBC Make It. Slabinski specializes in recruiting for technology positions.
|Job||Projected Growth Rate||Median Pay|
|Information security analysts||33.30%||$103,590|
|Data scientists and mathematical science occupations||31.40%||$98,230|
|Operations research analysts||24.60%||$86,200|
|Software developers and software quality assurance analysts, testers||22.20%||$110,140|
|Computer and information research scientists||21.90%||$126,830|
|Medical scientists (except epidemiologists)||16.90%||$91,510|
|Forensic science technicians||15.60%||$60,590|
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Get the data