While you’re reading this, a recent college graduate is teaching a robot how to unload the dishwasher. That’s the world we live in. This insanely fun career pays a bunch of money and is just one in a long list of hot emerging technology jobs of 2019. 

What’s the driving force behind the tech sector’s $3 trillion market value? Tech products are becoming more affordable. This has led to stunning growth in the tech job market, both in number of jobs and in the salaries they earn. The hottest tech jobs are in cryptocurrency, specifically blockchain, where job growth has exploded by 3,300 percent since 2014. Artificial Intelligence is the other big driver, along with a variety of roles in the auto industry that push us ever closer to self-driving cars.

What makes a tech job “hot” and “emerging”? FitSmallBusiness.com, the digital business publication, focused on jobs either making a comeback within the last five to ten years, or jobs that were created recently. The publication also looked at jobs with salaries above $61,000 per year, the national average salary of tech workers with a bachelor’s degree. Additionally, the study also tracked to see job growth, which has doubled each year since 2014. You can find the full list HERE:

15 Hottest Emerging Tech Jobs in 2019

1) Embedded Systems R&D Test Engineer

– Sector: Self-Driving Automobiles

– Average Annual Salary: $238,000

2) Deep Learning Architect

– Sector: Artificial Intelligence

– Average Annual Salary: $213,700

3) Machine Learning Engineer

– Sector: Artificial Intelligence

– Average Annual Salary: $213,000

4) 5G Solutions Engineer

– Sector: Telecommunications

–  Average Annual Salary: $197,000

5) Blockchain Developer

– Sector: Cryptocurrency

–  Average Annual Salary: $162,500

6) Director, Cannabis Technology

– Sector: Cannabis

– Average Annual Salary: $158,500

7) Big Data Architect

– Sector: Artificial Intelligence

– Average Annual Salary: $151,000

8) Cloud Architect

– Sector: Cloud Computing

– Average Annual Salary: $139,000

9) Geospatial Software Engineer

– Sector: Aerospace Technology (Drones)

– Average Annual Salary: $115,500

10) Simulation Engineer

– Sector: Research & Design

– Average Annual Salary: $101,700

11) Cell Engineer

– Sector: Alternative Energy & Automobile Manufacturing

– Average Annual Salary: $101,000

12) Quantum Computing Researcher

– Sector: Quantum Computing

– Average Annual Salary: $97,500

13) Productivity Developer

– Sector: Sharing Economy Programming

– Average Annual Salary: $93,000

14) Tech Vlogger

– Sector: Blogging/Vlogging

– Average Annual Salary: $85,500

15) Live Streaming Engineer

– Sector: Video Production

– Average Annual Salary: $77,500

Hottest Tech Jobs for 2019