Chicago ranks as one of the top 10 tech hubs in the world. The quality of the tech talent, capital market and innovative culture are all contributing factors to Chicago becoming a global player. Last year, more than $1.7 billion in funding lead the way for promising startups.
Some of these startups offer experience in the most promising trends in tech such as AI and the Internet of Things. On the horizon is a growing interest in voice and face recognition which will only expand their reach. Chicago’s tech pipeline feeds into an abundance of coding schools and universities growing smart techies.
US News and World Reports noted the 10 Best Tech jobs that offer competitive salaries and future growth, as well as a great work life balance…
|Career||Median Salary||Unemployment||Expected Job Openings|
|Computer Systems Analyst||$ 85,800||2.4%||118,600|
|Software Developer||$ 98,260||2.0%||98,260|
|Web Developer||$ 64,970||3.6%||39,500|
|Computer Network Architect||$100,240||0.6%||12,700|
|Database Administrator||$ 84,710||0.1%||13,400|
|Information Security||$ 90,120||3.9%||14,800|
|Computer Support Specialist||$ 62,250||3.7%||88,800|
|Computer Systems Administrator||$ 77,810||3.1%||30,200|
|Computer Programmer||$ 79, 530||3.5%||-26,500|
Current technology programs for students have reinvented themselves to focus on tomorrow’s cutting edge tools and systems. Tech majors usually gain real world experience through internships and by participating in groundbreaking studies that evolve into patented solutions. We have plenty of famous role-models, for example Michael Dell and the team behind Google that launched their innovative business while still in school! Anything is possible when you put your passions to work.