Emerging tech jobs in Phoenix and how to get one in 2017

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Dec 15, 2016, 7:09 PM | Updated: Dec 19, 2016, 11:14 am


There’s no doubt the IT job market is on the rise. In fact, according to tech blogger, Greg Head, there are more than 200 software companies based in Arizona and that number is expected to increase. While jobs are abundant, that doesn’t mean just anyone can get one. A career in the tech world requires specific skills that seem to change as fast as the industry itself.

With the help of tech professionals at Coder Camps, you can train for one of the emerging tech jobs in Phoenix:

Web developers

If you have a knack for paying attention to detail, a creative and artistic mind and superb organizational skills, web development might be the job for you.

Web developers are charged with the task of making websites not only look good, but be organized and easy to navigate for millions of customers and online searchers.

To sweeten the deal, web developers earned an average of $65,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2015. Furthermore, in 2014 there were, 148,500 web developing jobs nationwide, and that number is supposed to grow by 27 percent through 2024.

IT security analysts

As the internet grows, so does the need to keep information secure. That’s what professionals in IT security do.

Information security analysts make sure an organization’s computer networks and systems are protected from the growing threat of cyberattacks. The need for IT security professionals is expected to grow 18 percent through 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Regarding pay, this tech job brings in a median range of $90,120 per year.

Health information techs

While the healthcare system may have seen better days, jobs in the health information technician field are booming.

In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects this tech field to grow faster than average — 15 percent by 2024.

As a health IT professional, you will organize and manage health information data, ensuring it is organized, accurate, accessible and secure in both paper files and electronic systems.

While the salary is not as high as other IT jobs, it is a profession that is needed and respected.

Software engineers

From posting a tweet and watching a YouTube video to swiping a debit card, computers follow a specific set of codes to get the job done. This is why software engineers will always be needed.

In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates, by 2020, nearly 1 million coding jobs will be unfulfilled. It’s why Coder Camps are so important, to ensure people can do everyday tasks in the most efficient way possible.

Like other IT jobs, software engineers are compensated well with the average salary ranging from $83,000- $130,000+ in the Phoenix area.

But with so many options for , it can be easy for Developers to get overwhelmed. That’s why it’s so important to stay focused on the skills most employers are looking for.

Become a software engineer

Whether you want to learn to code or want to upgrade your skills, Coder Camps have what you need. After graduating, the Coder for Life program grants access to trainings and guidance on up-to-date technologies, as you grow in your profession.

At the end of the session, students join together to solve real-world problems and prepare a portfolio of work to share with potential employers.

Coder Camp even helps students practice interview skills, build online presence, and land interviews. The rest is up to you.

Staying up to date on the latest technology, surrounding yourself with people in the industry and constantly sharpening tech savvy skills are all sure fire ways to give your career an upgrade in 2017.

Since 2013, Coder Camps has been preparing students for successful, rewarding careers in the field of software engineering.  Through accelerated and immersive courses led by expert instructors, our students become accustomed to thinking like a developer and adapting to the dynamics of working on an Agile software team. For information on how Coder Camps can help advance your career, visit codercamps.com.

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