META: Software development is a booming industry, one of the new industries of the digital age. Take a look at our picks for the best industries to work in and see if they take your fancy.
Software development is a booming industry, one of the new industries of the digital age. It’s a job that takes problem solving skills, an analytical and creative mind and teamwork, on top of some precise technical know-how.
It is also a very competitive industry, with more than a million software development jobs posted over the past year and quickly lapped up. There are jobs in every industry since every industry will need a site or an app at least as a form of marketing. Take a look at our picks for the best industries to work in and see if they take your fancy.
For an option that flexes your creative muscles, you can look into web development. Just about every business will need a website, as it is a crucial element of marketing first and foremost and can offer secondary services thereafter. Secondary services like selling a product or contacting customer service.
Website designing involves planning, creating, and coding a web page using technical and non-technical skills to create websites that will fit your client’s needs.
It is a job that will attract people who aren’t so into the gig work, since after the website is designed and launched, it will then need to be maintained and updated as the business grows.
Those with a passion for gaming and coding will naturally sway towards creating games for a living. And there is a lot to choose from. You can create games for personal computers, games consoles, online games, arcade games, tablets, or mobiles.
Being involved with something big like AAA games like The Witcher will obviously appeal, but there are perks to developing indie games or mobile games like Yggdrasil slots, given that the gaming industry worldwide shows no signs of slowing in its rapid expansion.
Indie games offer much less distinction between the roles of developer and designer, allowing you to make more substantial contributions.
Mobile app development is an incredibly lucrative business. Everyone wants to get in on it. Games that were originally made for the console or PC like Call of Duty and Life is Strange are making their way to the mobile platform. Even streaming service Netflix recently announced they are getting into gaming, but to the shock of many, they aren’t aiming for console or PC, but mobile gaming.
The point of any product is to find a problem and solve it, but this is especially true for mobile apps. Outside of the gaming genre, the point of an app is usually to solve a problem from your phone. If you have an idea for an app that you can code into existence, and market it well, you will have a good source of income.
Another point is that most new start-up businesses will be looking for an app to launch alongside their product or service. Most companies you can think of will have an app, whether it’s to keep communication and updates with their customers, or offer loyalty bonuses, like retail and restaurants would or an extension of their existing services, like a gambling app.
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