Blockchain is like a bustling river flowing with gusto and touching everything that comes in its way.
Look around and you would find blockchain technology has found its way into every sector – from stock exchange to accounting; blockchain has made its way into the below-mentioned sectors.
3. Cross-border payments
4. Food safety
5. Humanitarian crisis
10. Real estate
11. Law firms
And as blockchain makes its presence felt in these sectors, the demand for blockchain professionals is on the rise.
But who is a blockchain professional and what are his/her roles?
Let’s find out here…
Blockchain Professional – Skills And Responsibilities
A blockchain professional is someone who is certified and also possesses a deep knowledge of blockchain. He knows even the minutest details that are related to blockchain and uses that knowledge to further create blockchain-based applications for organizations.
Planning a career in blockchain technology is a wise move. The technology is catching up fast and while the demand for blockchain professionals is on the rise.
There is still a gap.
And the gap in the demand and supply is because of certified blockchain professionals and uncertified ones.
A blockchain professional would only be able to succeed if along with his education and other skills he has right certifications as well under his belt.
And while certifications are important, let’s learn about those other skills…
1. Be a Developer:
One of the most important skills to learn if you want to become a blockchain professional. Why? Because, if you are a developer, then you would be able to break the problem into logical and quantify the data to solve the issue at hand.
2. Be a Programming Pro:
Programming tools like OOPs, procedural language, flat and relational database should be on your fingertips and you should be thorough with them.
3. Thorough knowledge of Data structures:
As a blockchain professional you should have an in-depth knowledge and deep understanding of data structures. Data structures like Stack, Queues, LinkedList, Tree, and Hedera HashMaps, should be on your fingertips. Also be thorough with the time and resource complexity of data structure querying.
Once you have accomplished these skills, you may then would like to go for certifications to validate your skills, knowledge and qualifications.
Yes, you would still need certifications in blockchain.
Because certifications are a third party validation of all your skills and qualifications. And once certified you would become a blockchain specialist and that would increase your scope of work.
1. You would be required to not only develop but also implement things like accelerators and assets, as a blockchain specialist.
2. You would also be required to assist with an organization’s infrastructure setups while using technologies like Ethereum and ensure applications are secure.
3. Your scope of work would also include analyzing code artifacts and training your juniors to take senior and responsible positions.