A recent LinkedIn report has highlighted the top five emerging jobs — and Griffith University is preparing students for these fast-growth areas with a range of innovative technology degreesto address the changing market trends.
According toEmerging Jobs: AustraliaThefastest growing jobs in the country, the top five emerging jobs are:
- Customer Success Manager
- Data Scientist
- Full Stack Engineer
- Cyber Security Specialist
- Experience Designer
LinkedIn data from the last five years was used to identify the top up-and-coming roles and the skills needed for each. It looked at what roles are on the rise, where the talent has come from, and where it resides today.
Griffith is home to a suite of innovative degrees that can support students into thesefast-growthprofessions for the roles of Data Scientist and Cyber Security Specialistin particular.
The report places the role of a Data Scientist in the top 5 emerging jobs because ‘modern business is driven by data. Whether it’s financial insights or understanding customerbehaviour, people who can reason over enormous amounts of data are in high demand’.
Cyber Security Specialist makes the listbecause our ‘livesand workspaces are now digital by default. The Internet of Things further widens the digitallandscape, butexposes our data to additional hacking risks’.
Griffithcurrently offers degrees ideal that fulfil the role requirements of a CyberSecurity Specialist and a Data Scientist:
- Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice / Bachelor of Information Technology
- Bachelor of Computer Science
Griffithwill also offerthree new degrees in 2019:
- Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Data Science
- Bachelor of Environmental Science / Bachelor of Data Science
- Master of Cyber Security
“We are starting to use social media to answer questions we have about how an environment or place is used and valued, and that’s what Data Science is all about; it’s this capacity to have access to a huge amount of data to do innovative things to answer these questions that we’ve always had,” Professor Catherine Pickering said, who is from Griffith’s School of Environment and Science.
“With so many industries and so many different disciplines it is going to be critical we’re at the cutting edge of this research and we’re really leading the world in understanding and using this, not only in data science straight but in using it in disciplines like environmental science and if you come and study this you’re going to have the skills that employers are really looking for right now.”
“Students who undertake the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice/ Bachelor of Information Technology are prepared to work in the cyber security industry with a unique set of skills,” Dr Jacqueline Drew said, who is the Program Director for the double degree.
“This degree is preparing our graduates forcybercrimejobs of the future.”