Top Career Trends Of 2020


The year 2020 is here! India experienced an immense revolution in technology,

Redefining many career prospects and trends. As we step into the next decade, we need to be aware of the latest career trends in our country and the world, so that we can make calculated career decisions and move towards success accordingly. The Academic Insights Magazine brings to you the top 5 career trends of 2020 going forward, the estimated salary for each one of them and the courses that you can pursue.


Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Artificial intelligence (AI) is where the machine learns the ability to learn new things that they were not initially programmed to do. The computer is taught to mimic the cognitive functions of the human brain and AI finds its place in our day-to-day lives in the form of smart home devices, navigation apps, etc. Technology and especially AI will continue to dominate the workspace in the coming decade as well.


According to industry experts, the top industry sectors for AI applications in the Government sector in our country include Agriculture, Healthcare, and Education. Many industries and private companies use AI in automating business processes, creating Chatbots, Natural Language Processing (NLP) and for Image recognition. With companies looking to hire freshers or experienced personnel in the subjects of data science and AI and most importantly, Artificial intelligence still being the most in-demand career choice in our country, the average salary of an AI specialist ranges from anything between 7 LPA to 20 LPA. For a career in machine learning, one can take up courses in the same and it is important for an AI aspirant to possess a sound knowledge of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.


Cyber Security

The internet was born around the 1960s where its access was limited to few scientists, researchers and the defense personnel only. Since then, the Internet user base has evolved exponentially, and while India is progressing towards technological advancements every year, and with most of the businesses, day-to-day transactions, work, play and processes of the government of our country being online, the risks involved have risen exponentially too.


The term cybercrime is used to describe an unlawful activity in which computer or computing devices such as smartphones, tablets, Personal Digital Assistants(PDAs), etc. which are stand-alone or a part of a network are used as a tool or/and target of criminal activity. It is often committed by the people of destructive and criminal mindset either for revenge, greed or adventure. To safeguard digital businesses and consumers from such frauds, jobs in cybersecurity are on an immense rise. Cybersecurity analysts primarily deal with networks and ensure that the network is up, safe and running. The average pay scale of an aspirant pursuing a career in cybersecurity ranges from 4LPA to 20LPA, and to pursue a career in cybersecurity one can choose to pursue a degree in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership/ Computer Science/ Information Assurance/ Computer Engineering/ Information Technology, etc. Additionally, there are certain certificate programs such as CISSP/ CISM / CEH that can help one land up good positions in Cybersecurity.


Business Analytics

India in the past decade went from no internet to internet everywhere! And the transformation was quite surreal. The internet has become one of the most important things in many of our lives. Due to the immense digitalization of everything around us, a lot of challenges arise which are associated with rapid digital transformation and digital disruption. Business Analysis refers to providing solutions to business stakeholders by analyzing data collected from customers of business intelligence. Analysts also structure plans for the enhancement of the business.


Being one of the most sought after careers in the industry, being a business analyst is also highly rewarding. The salary of a business analyst can easily earn you anywhere between 6LPA to 14LPA. To pursue a career in business analysis, a background in engineering is usually recommended. In addition, certification courses such as IIBA Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA), IIBA Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA), IIBA Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) can also help you land a job in business analysis.


Cloud Engineering

In the simplest of terms, Cloud Computing is a type of computing in which users share computing resources through the internet. In simple terms, it can be explained as executing applications and storing data without downloading all the necessary files onto your computer or any such devices.


With evolving business processes and to better the infrastructure of the business, cloud computing is emerging as the new business-standard. Cloud engineering is going to be among the top 5 career trends in India in the years to come. The job of a cloud engineer primarily is to execute all the technological duties allied with cloud computing that consists of planning, design, management & support. A cloud engineer is likely to earn anywhere in the range of 4LPA to 12LPA. For a career in cloud engineering, an individual needs to possess extraordinary IT as well as programming skills to enter into this field. Knowledge of programming languages, HTML & visualization technologies will also prove to be fruitful additions.