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Your Next Career Upgrade: 5 Internet-Related Jobs of the Future

Sep 23, 2022
by Karess Rubrico

3 min read

AB_Your Next Career Upgrade_ 5 Internet-related Jobs of the Future

With all the advancements in tech over the past 20 years or so, today’s global economy has shifted from mass production to a post-industrial economy, with a bedrock of information and digital computing. In order to keep up with this major shift, jobs of the future will require skills that deal with cutting-edge technology.

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If you’re looking to take your career to the next level, we’ve identified five jobs that we foresee to be in high demand as tech continues to evolve.

Internet of Things (IoT)

As more homeowners adopt the smart home lifestyle–and even as different industries and governments begin shifting towards smarter ways of work and living–there will be an increased demand for Internet of Things (IoT) specialists in the job market.

Modern luxury bedroom with mobile phone app

As of this writing, over 18,000 IoT-related jobs are available in the US alone, ranging from IoT engineer, researcher, software developer, and specialist. It stands to reason as North America is tapped to become a major player in the growth of the smart home market. As IoT is continually becoming adopted in the Asia-Pacific region and the Philippines, we can expect more opportunities to be made available locally.

IoT would be an ideal industry for you if tinkering with tech comes to you naturally and if you keep yourself up-to-date with the latest gadgets.

Game design and development

Young woman modeling an airplane on computer

While the video game industry isn’t necessarily new, it also hasn’t stopped from evolving. By the end of 2022, it is estimated that the global video game market will make over $197 billion in revenue. While games get more advanced and adopt more recent technology, gaming companies will need more people skilled in programming and designing virtual reality, graphics, and user interfaces.

The gaming industry is ideal for you if you’re a creative thinker passionate about gaming.


As technology advances, hackers and bad actors are getting smarter. Research by Kaspersky, a leading cybersecurity firm, states that 1.3 million internet users reported browser security threats in the first half of 2022. Under the guise of adware, these malicious add-ons were capable of inserting ads, collecting data from browser histories, and even extracting login credentials, making it a handy tool for cybercriminals.

With the risk of these threats looming, there is still a global demand for cybersecurity specialists, particularly infosec analysts and systems engineers. This field will work best for people who can foresee problems and come up with solutions before they arise and for those who take methodical approaches to problem-solving.

Data science

Data science is fast becoming one of the key job requirements for the future of work. It involves analyzing vast amounts of information to guide business leaders in making informed, data-driven decisions. A data scientist or business intelligence role would be ideal for someone who is exceptionally skilled in mathematics and can make sense of vast data sets.

UX design

Woman developing a new app design and user interface

User experience (UX) design determines a user’s attitude and even emotions when interacting with a product, service, or system. This branch of IT deals specifically with collecting and studying data to curate a potential customer’s experience with the brand.

UX designers and product managers with a keen sense of creativity and interest in human behavior will thrive in this role.

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Karess Rubrico

Karess serves as the lead writer for Next Upgrade’s Productivity and Steals & Deals sections. She is a freelance writer and editor with over 10 years of experience in digital marketing. Outside of work, she takes care of 20+ houseplants and binges on comedies, musicals, and true crime documentaries.