Gartner: New technology jobs will be filled by social scientists
Many of tomorrow’s technology jobs are likely to be filled by social
scientists who can help organizations and individuals integrate these
tools into their daily operations, according to Gartner.
The rapid spread of consumer technology will leave businesses struggling to keep up with changing behaviors and processes, the Gartner report suggests.
Therefore, there is a growing need for people to fill positions that merge creativity with technology, the analyst firm says. These may include user experience, behavioral analysis, information specialist and digital lifestyle jobs.
"The future is solidly connected to the web and new work streams clearly need to arise to support this," said Kathy Harris of Gartner.
"Creative, artistic and clever people will develop the early iterations of these new jobs. This will enable businesses and government to take early advantage of new capabilities and develop them into mainstream skills," she added.
One of the fastest-rising technology trends seen over the past few years is the use of social networking by consumers and businesses alike.
There were more than 350 Twitter Jobs posted on oDesk in July alone, up from approximately 300 added in June.