It might be hard to imagine that people born as late as 2000 – a designation known as Gen Z – are already entering the professional workforce.
But they are, and there’s a few jobs in the tech sphere that 18- to 25-year-old workers are particularly excited about. Some of those jobs are even nearing the six-figure salary mark.
Comparably, a website that monitors the job market for trends, compiled a list of the 15 most popular tech jobs for Gen Z workers, ordered by average salary:
15. Customer service rep ($US43,924)
A customer service rep is responsible for addressing any concerns or issues a customer may have, as well as answering inquiries and questions.
14. Marketing associate ($US50,185)
A marketing associate is an entry-level worker who will work on the marketing team to advertise and promote the business.
13. Technical support manager ($US50,306)
The technical support manager is in charge of the tech support team, which handles any issues with the company’s technology or systems.
12. Sales rep ($US53,891)
A sales rep is in charge of acquiring and maintaining clients, with the end goal of selling the company’s product.
11. Account manager ($US59,229)
An account manager will maintain the client relationship with a particular customer or set of customers.
10. Operations manager ($US64,853)
The operations manager keeps track of the company’s production system, and manages the general day-to-day operations.
9. System administrator ($US67,464)
The systems administrator, commonly shortened to SysAdmin, is in charge of the company’s internal tech systems, such as servers and computer systems.
8. Business analyst ($US69,367)
A business analyst will study the operations of the company, and determine what sort of improvements or changes can be made.
7. Financial analyst ($US69,560)
A financial analyst will assist in the company’s investment decisions, as well as analyse the financial systems of the company as a whole.
6. UI/UX designer ($US80,296)
A UI/UX designer will create either the user interface or user experience systems on a particular project.
5. DevOps engineer ($US87,400)
A DevOps engineer tends to have a mix of the responsibilities of both a software developer and IT worker, and will work with coding and testing products.
4. Developer ($US93,987)
A developer is a general role, usually tasked with coding and building a core product.
3. Product manager ($US95,266)
The product manager will lead a team that’s tasked with building a particular product for the company.
2. Data scientist ($US96,115)
A data scientist will analyse relevant data, identify trends, and utilise algorithms.
1. Mobile developer ($US96,631)
A mobile developer is tasked with creating software designed for mobile apps and services.
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