The overwhelming influence of technology has truly turned our lives “digital". With the emergence of this "digital era" we can observe a plethora of changes in workspaces and industries. Co-existence of man and machine have brought in revolutionary dynamics in the nature of working and a gamut of interesting career options in the field of engineering and technology.
Needless to mention that we must update and upgrade ourselves with emerging technologies to keep up with the pace specially if we are looking for diversity, equity and inclusion in workplaces with more and more women technologists in the workforce. Here goes a few interesting career trends and technologies in 2021-22, to glide you with the flow :
PHARMA/ PHARMACEUTICALS/ HEALTHCARE
The Pandemic has made radical changes in the Healthcare industry. With an upsurge for employment, this particular industry holds a lot of promise for future career growth. IT/ Chemical/ Biotechnology/ Biomedical/ Biomechanics/ Genetic Engineering professionals and aspirants have a plethora of interesting and robust career options in the field of Medical Imaging, Systems Physiology, Clinical Engineering. Options are there to work as researchers, quality engineers, manufacturing engineers too.
From smartphones to smart shopping sites, to smart watches to "Alexa" and "Siri" keeping us updated every now and then, the future of work is undoubtedly AI. Data Engineer, Data Scientist, AI Interaction Designer, AI Engineer are some of the interesting career options to look out for. For women technologists, especially those looking to return to work after a sabbatical, knowledge of AI can prove to be a career booster and provide a level playing field as candidates for relevant job opportunities.
One of the most emerging technologies, Machine Learning entails the use of advanced algorithms to create an artificial system capable of performing simple tasks. This technology is already in great demand in our country, especially in the cyber-security departments. Data Scientist, Programmer, Machine Learning Engineer, Machine Learning Research Scientist are some of the roles and functional areas that you can focus upon.
How about a non-biological constructed system that's similar to you and helps you out in your daily tasks? Well Robotics is the field to check out for. Yes, it's true that robots can never match up to human intelligence and replace humans, but they can certainly be deployed in those tasks that are unsuited to human labour. Of late, Robotics is in huge demand for space explorations as well as for basic physical security systems. An expertise in this field will help you to land a job as Robotics Engineer, Robotics Process Automation Expert, Robotics Software Engineer and so on.
A lot of women have made a mark in the field of technology. From Tessy Thomas to Sunita Williams to Kalpana Chawla, history records the path-breaking careers of women technologists and scientists. However, we need more and more role models to inspire and motivate women in technology. Keeping this in mind, WiT-Ace has curated a diverse range of courses for technical skills exclusively for women through it's engaging platform Wocademy. So, women gear up and be ready to build, shape and shine on the world!
Author : Priyanka Sengupta (Priyanka is the Senior Content Manager at Wit-Ace and actively writes on Women’s rights and Empowerment. )