Hottest Emerging Technology Jobs for 2019

Hottest Emerging Technology Jobs for 2019

Hottest Emerging Technology Jobs for 2019

While you’re reading this, a recent college graduate is teaching a robot startup how to unload the dishwasher.

That’s the world we live in. This insanely fun career pays a bunch of money and is just one in a long list of hottest emerging technology jobs of 2019.

Hottest Emerging Technology Jobs for 2019

What’s the driving force behind the tech sector’s $3 trillion market value? Tech products are becoming more affordable. This has led to stunning growth in the tech job market, both in number of jobs and in the salaries they earn. The hottest tech jobs are in cryptocurrency, specifically blockchain, where job growth has exploded by 3,300 percent since 2014. Artificial Intelligence is the other big driver, along with a variety of roles in the auto industry that push us ever closer to self-driving cars.

“Blockchain, AI, and car technology are all exploding at the same time and driving the exponential growth in the tech sector,” says Eric Noe, Editor-in-Chief, “These technologies are changing the way we live, and they’re creating a wave of hot new jobs at the same time.”

What makes a tech job “hot” and “emerging”?

Our friends and colleagues at, a digital business publication, focused on jobs either making a comeback within the last five to ten years, or jobs that were created recently.

  • Jobs with salaries above $61,000 per year, the national average salary of tech workers with a bachelor’s degree.
  • The study also tracked to see job growth, which has doubled each year since 2014.

15 Hottest Emerging Technology Jobs in 2019

  1. Embedded Systems R&D Test Engineer
    1. Sector: Self-Driving Automobiles
    2. Average Annual Salary: $238,000
  2. Deep Learning Architect
    1. Sector: Artificial Intelligence
    2. Average Annual Salary: $213,700
  3. Machine Learning Engineer
    1. Sector: Artificial Intelligence
    2. Average Annual Salary: $213,000
  4. 5G Solutions Engineer
    1. Sector: Telecommunications
    2. Average Annual Salary: $197,000
  5. Blockchain Developer
    1. Sector: Cryptocurrency
    2. Average Annual Salary: $162,500
  6. Director, Cannabis Technology
    1. Sector: Cannabis
    2. Average Annual Salary: $158,500
  7. Big Data Architect
    1. Sector: Artificial Intelligence
    2. Average Annual Salary: $151,000
  8. Cloud Architect
    1. Sector: Cloud Computing
    2. Average Annual Salary: $139,000
  9. Geospatial Software Engineer
    1. Sector: Aerospace Technology (Drones)
    2. Average Annual Salary: $115,500
  10. Simulation Engineer
    1. Sector: Research & Design
    2. Average Annual Salary: $101,700
  11. Cell Engineer
    1. Sector: Alternative Energy & Automobile Manufacturing
    2. Average Annual Salary: $101,000
  12. Quantum Computing Researcher
    1. Sector: Quantum Computing
    2. Average Annual Salary: $97,500
  13. Productivity Developer
    1. Sector: Sharing Economy Programming
    2. Average Annual Salary: $93,000
  14. Tech Vlogger
    1. Sector: Blogging/Vlogging
    2. Average Annual Salary: $85,500
  15. Live Streaming Engineer
    1. Sector: Video Production
    2. Average Annual Salary: $77,500


Weighted metrics to determine this year’s hottest jobs in tech include:

  • Estimated Industry Value – This reveals how much a market is worth at any given time using revenue generated from companies within the market.
  • Projected Market Growth – The publication looked for compounded annual growth rate of at least triple the average growth of the global economy (current 5.4%).
  • Availability of Positions – identified those positions that are becoming widely available (where at least 100 open positions can currently be found at various companies across the country).
  • Average Annual Salary – “hot jobs” means those with high salaries. Technology jobs that have average annual salaries higher than $61,000, which is the national average for those in the tech sector who have a bachelor’s degree.


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