Blockchain technology is spearheading the next phase of the industrial revolution.  The technology is already having a ripple effect on various sectors from healthcare to manufacturing as well as education and in business. Widespread acceptance and adoption of digital ledger technology is slowly giving rise to exciting careers.

Exciting and lucrative careers have already cropped up as companies and organizations look to gain a head start on the utilization of the technology to enhance efficiency. Let’s look at some of the top careers that continue to elicit strong demand in the job market.

Blockchain Developer

Blockchain technology is all about coming up with innovations for enhancing underlying operations. Blockchain Developers have the most robust career in the industry. It is in part because they’re looked upon to instigate changes in the technology’s capabilities.

Financial institutions, government organizations, technology companies, and the insurance sector are in constant pursuit of highly skilled Blockchain Developers. Such professionals must be highly experienced in some of the complex programming languages for coding purposes.

Blockchain Developer’s salary varies depending on the project they are working on as well as the company they are working for.  Such professionals in the U.S earn as much as $130,000 a year depending on their level of expertise.

Blockchain Quality Engineer

Blockchain Quality Engineer is another well-paying career in this emerging sector. Such professionals perform the role of ensuring quality at every stage of blockchain project development. They are typically responsible for planning and ensuring the delivery of quality yet complex blockchain projects.

Blockchain Quality Engineers also advise on new blockchain technologies as well as test automation that blockchain developers can implement. Given that they supplement the work of Blockchain Developers, they tend to earn a little bit less but on a higher scale.

Blockchain Engineers can snag as much as $100,000 a year with some pocketing as much as $150,000 depending on the project.

Blockchain Project Manager

Growing demand for blockchain technologies and solutions to enhance business processes has given rise to one of the best paying jobs around the digital ledger technology. Companies are increasingly looking for Blockchain Project Managers to communicate what they want to Blockchain Developers as well as development firms.

Blockchain Project Managers manage multiple projects tied around the emerging technology and work closely with Blockchain Developers to implement companies’ needs on the ledger technology.  The manager acts as the first line of communication when companies want to integrate the technology into day-to-day operations.

A master’s degree in Project Management is a must for consideration for such a post. Candidates must also be highly conversant with all matters of blockchain technology.

Blockchain Attorney

A growing number of companies looking to leverage blockchain technology has given rise to an increasing need for Blockchain technology legal services. Startups, as well as established organizations, are increasingly contacting attorneys with experience on Blockchain matters, to get advice on how to structure and govern Initial Coin Offerings.

Demand for legal advice on some of the issues that firms may encounter while launching blockchain and financial technology projects is also on the rise. Salary, in this case, is negotiable depending on the legal advice required.

Blockchain Intern

 Blockchain Intern is another option for young developers and programmers planning to get their foot into the technical arena. Many companies setting up blockchain divisions have open internship level positions.

Duties of such interns include designing and developing blockchain solutions for private blockchains. The interns may also have to come up with pilot solutions for distributed ledger technologies. With such openings paying between $15 and $30 an hour it may a good place to start on the way to becoming an experienced blockchain developer.

Blockchain careers are certainly on the rise and the great news is, they pay well for qualified candidates! Thankfully there are a number of institutions that offer blockchain courses and degrees such as University of Nicosia, MIT, and others.

The University of Nicosia is widely regarding as the leading university in the world in Digital Currency and Blockchain education and research. The only university in the world to offer an MSc in Digital Currencies. In addition, the first university in the world to create a digital currency course. Its world-renowned MOOC, DFIN-511: Introduction to Digital Currencies, featuring experts Andreas Antonopoulos and Antonis Polemitis, has been followed by over 20,000 people. UNIC is also the first university in the world to upload graduate certifications on the blockchain.

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