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5 Hottest Emerging Tech Jobs So Far in 2023

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Discover how the dynamic landscape of tech offers a world of exciting new job roles and demands specialized expertise. Whether you’re seeking a career change or aiming to elevate your skills, this article reveals the path to a promising future.


As technology evolves, new job roles are emerging every day. Professionals who have the right expertise are in high demand. If you are looking for a career change or to level up your skill set, these rapidly growing opportunities could be your path forward.

As economic concerns persist, you might be wondering: is now really the right time to jump into something new? A report from CompTIA found that despite the noise around tech layoffs, jobs in the tech sector will actually grow by 3% in 2023 (that’s 286,400 new jobs). Another study from CBRE found that tech workers in the US have increased 11.4% since 2020, a further indication that the tech industry’s hiring slowdown hasn’t impacted the growth of technical roles overall. 

Every company is a tech company today, and demand for talent that can wrangle data, design immersive experiences, and write code continues to rise. New technologies are evolving rapidly. The time to get your foot in the door is now. As more companies invest in areas like AI and immersive experiences, demand for talent with relevant skills will surge. 

So what exactly are the hottest emerging tech jobs? Let’s break down the roles, the job descriptions, what skills you’ll need, and potential salary. 

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Career Tarotscopes For August 2023

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Rebecca Szymczak, aka Cardsy B, author of The Saturn Diaries and tarot reader to the stars, consulted her cards and has tips for which signs are going to use the fire of Leo to make big money moves and which should wait for more clarity to appear on the other side of the Lion’s Gate Portal wrapping on the 15th. She also has insight regarding departmental shakeups that can mean more opportunities for growth after the new moon in Leo on August 16.


The first of the month starts with a powerful full moon in Aquarius, bringing attention to equality, justice, and technological innovation. We will likely see shifts in the tech industry and significant advancements toward workplace equality. This month we also have five of the eight planets in our solar system in retrograde. Mercury retrograde begins August 23, reminding us that it’s essential to be more conscious of our words than ever (i.e., no hasty emails).

Whatever your sign, there are plenty of exciting new opportunities — plus some potential work drama  — to look for this month, so read on to see what the cards have in store.

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Info Sessions: Live Answers To Your Bootcamp Questions

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Got bootcamp on the brain?

If you’ve been toying with the idea of taking an immersive bootcamp with GA, but have questions holding you back, our live info sessions have the answers.  

Whether you’re looking to jumpstart a complete career change, cross over into a role that requires a specific skill set, level up in your existing role, or just explore your options, attending an info session will provide the details you need to make the right move for you.

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4 Hot Tech Trends You Need to Be Ready For

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Technology is always changing. For job seekers, new technology brings new opportunities. For example, “generative AI” exploded in 2023. And it has already spawned its own ecosystem of startups and jobs. 

When new tech emerges, early adopters stand to benefit. If you learn the hottest new tech skills and tools, you can stand apart from other job seekers. Employers could see you as a leader. You could even carve out your own niche of expertise as an entrepreneur. 

Any technology role requires continuous learning. So if you aspire to work in tech, following what’s new is key. 

Are you ready? Let’s dive into the four hot tech trends to know right now.

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GA Alumni Story:17 years as a Supply Chain Coordinator to Embracing the Role of a Software Developer at Cash App

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Making a big career move can mean risking everything but when it pays off, it will turn out to be the best thing you can do for yourself. 

Jaqueline Lemos Elizandro, a Brazilian native currently residing in Sydney, Australia, worked at a company as a supply chain coordinator for close to 17 years before making a life-changing career move. Now, she is a full-fledged Software Developer at one of the biggest digital payment services, Cash App. 

Her journey is one of the many success stories we’ve seen here at General Assembly. Our students come from a diverse range of backgrounds hoping to carve out a meaningful and sustainable career in tech. In the case of Jaqueline, her decision to leave her comfort zone didn’t come easy. In fact, it took moving to an entirely different continent for her to take that courageous first step towards starting a new career in tech.

Read more on what Jaqueline had to share about her inspiring journey.

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Developer Career Essentials: A Personal Brand Guide for Future Software Engineers

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Article reviewed by: Usman Bashir

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Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

Searching for your first job in tech can sometimes feel like you’re running a literal race. Especially for potential software engineers. You’re in the middle of a pack, sharp elbows on both sides, sweat dripping. Surrounded by runners on all sides, all you can do is keep moving your feet and look for small openings to leap into to break away.

Are you a future software engineer looking to find your breakout moment and land your first job in the tech industry? Look no further— this article is the ultimate guide to personal branding for developers in the job market. Whether you’re a new General Assembly student or already in the job market, you’ll take away practical steps to stand out in the competitive world of software engineering. 

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SKILLS OUT FOR SUMMER – HEAT UP YOUR TECH SKILLS WITH $500 OFF AN IMMERSIVE

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The days are getting longer, the sun is getting hotter, and that means only one thing: it’s time to get your skills out for summer. Join us on Instagram where we’ll be celebrating our favorite season by dropping some hot content and giveaways, starting today.

What’s even better? If you’re ready to get out of the AC and heat up your skills this summer, we’re offering a limited-time discount of $500 off an immersive bootcamp* for residents of the US, Canada, and Europe.

After graduating from a bootcamp in Data, UX Design, or Software Engineering, your hot new skills will melt the competition and get you into a new tech career before the leaves change. What are you waiting for?

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How to Succeed as a software engineer: turning failures into lessons

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Coding & Programming Errors: How to Stay Calm

Software engineering is one of the most in-demand careers out there. According to Statista, the demand for software engineers has doubled since 2022, and the software market value is estimated to reach $208 billion by 2023.

If you’re an early-career professional looking to find a software engineering job, it’s a great time to enter the industry. Tech talent is needed across all industries and is a thriving career path with many career growth opportunities.

In this blog, we will look at the different career challenges faced by software engineers and provide guidance on how to turn failures into valuable lessons for personal and professional growth, plus many more helpful tips and tricks.  

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Why You Should Learn JavaScript: A Beginner’s Guide

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

JavaScript is a popular programming language that was born in 1995, and is now core to the modern web. It’s a critical coding skill to learn if you want to get into web development. It’s also a versatile language that can unlock a variety of well-paid job opportunities that are experiencing rapid wage growth. 

According to US News & World Report, software development ranked as the #1 job in 2023. These factors are based on growth potential, salary, employment rate, future job prospects, stress level and work-life balance. The number of software developers is expected to grow to 28.7 million by 2024 globally, a 12.5% increase from 2020. There are many job opportunities for JavaScript developers. One study found the median yearly salary in 2023 was $74,034 USD—up roughly 13% from $65,680 in 2022. 

Salaries can also increase significantly as you gain more experience and advance into more senior developer positions. JavaScript is widely used, so learning it can unlock new opportunities that are remote or freelance.

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