Engineering graduates are analytical, logical and can think clearly. They have the ability to take on a lot at once and are capable of putting in a lot of hours. All these abilities make them eligible for a lot of booming career options, With the IT sector set to create maximum jobs in 2019 as per a report in Economic Times, the career options are many. Which will give a good salary and will be interesting at the same time? Let’s look at a list of trending career paths for engineering graduates.

Full Stack Web Developers

This role is one of the most in-demand career options in the market today. Industry reports state a 20% growth in the demand for full-stack developers in 2018 as compared to 2017. A person who has complete knowledge of all the technologies and programming languages that are needed to build the frontend and the backend elements is known as a full-stack developer. Owing to the complete skill set he possesses, he can work independently and thus save the company from higher operating costs. The average salary drawn will be around 6 lakhs - 14 lakhs per annum.

Data Scientist

Data science is a booming field no doubt, and as per a recent report by Analytics India, there are an estimated 97,000 job openings right now. Currently, it is also considered as a state-of-the-art profession in the tech market, as per Analyticsinsights.net. A data scientist can interpret high volumes of data and translate them into possible business outcomes. Today, all decisions of major companies are influenced by data. Data-driven decisions are always more reliable and will help in building a more resilient organisation. Big data analysis, statistics, Machine learning, research and analysis etc. are some important skills needed. The average salary for a data scientist stands at 10 lakhs per annum.

Android Development

There are 2.5 million active Android devices today. The number of smartphone users in India is 299 million, as per Statista. Therefore, mobile app development has become one of the hottest jobs in demand. There is an app for everything. From alarm setting, water drinking reminders, Food ordering, laundry, to even salons at home. Therefore, companies are heavily investing in app development. Andriod developers are the professionals who’re responsible for building these apps. In the future, they will be working on integrating Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality etc. to make the apps even more interactive. The average salary for android developers is around 4 lakhs per annum.

Cybersecurity

Because the internet is expanding, so is the security being compromised and privacy breached. The scale of cybercrime has increased globally and is proving to be a disaster. Therefore, the demand for cybersecurity experts is on the rise. According to IBM, India requires at least 3 million cybersecurity professionals whereas it currently only has less than 0.1 million. This is the kind of demand we have for these professionals. Specialised training is given in cyber warfare using cyberattack simulations. Well-trained and equipped professionals can easily draw an average salary of about 8 lakhs per annum.