Good news for all you future UX designers out there, 2017 is shaping up to be one heck of a year for experience design careers.
According to Computer World, product designers and UX designers topped the list of in-demand digital roles in 2016. It’s hard to imagine demand for these jobs decreasing when technology continues to top the list of the fastest growing industries in America. Tech jobs are expected to increase 12 percent by 2024, compared to 6.5 percent for other industries. Some categories, like web development for example, will see job opportunities increase by some 27 percent.
The areas of growth are as vast as your imagination. Forbes’ tech trend forecast predicts augmented reality will become mainstream this year, silos will break down between departments allowing for more cross pollination between roles, smart technology will become “cognitive” technology, and the Internet of Things and AI will become a priority. User experience and experience design play a role in all of these things.