Welcome back! As most of you know Python is a very powerful language, so let’s take a look at some of the highest paying jobs you can get with your knowledge of Python!
Full Stack Python Developer
This one is a pretty obvious one, but if you know Python extremely well, this maybe a position you should look out for. Firstly, these positions (from what i’ve seen) do require you to know certain technologies outside of Python (AWS, REST Api, etc.), but if you’re an experienced Python developer you might already know about these technologies. If you’re able to create both the front end and back end of a project using Python, I would highly encourage you to look at these types of positions. Zip recruiter estimates the average salaries of a full stack Python developer could be around $116,000 to $150,000, i’ve personally seen these salaries go a lot higher than this.
This is pretty much my current position, and I love it! Data Science is a growing industry which may mean different things to each company. From what i’ve seen if you’re able to handle big data, clean data, deploy machine learning models and tune those models you should have a good foundation at becoming a Data Scientist. For almost all of the Data Science work i’ve done i’ve primarily used Python (R is the other language I would sometimes use), so if you know Python I would highly suggesting brushing up the other Data Science skills and apply! Glassdoor estimates that the average Data Science salary is around $113,000 a year!
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence Engineer
Similar to Data Science, ML / AI Engineers also handle big data and deploy models against that data. If you’re familiar with Python, Tensorflow, PyTorch, Keras and the vast array of other Python packages you should be good to apply. Glassdoor estimates that the average salary for a ML / AI engineer is around $126,000!
This is another very popular position that involves Python as well. Much like Data Science, Data Engineering could mean a different thing to different companies, typically a Data Engineer should be able to handle everything from gathering data, storing data, and creating data pipelines for Data Scientists or Machine Learning engineers (or anyone else) to easily be able access this data. Python can be a large part to this, but SQL is another very large about these types of positions, so familiarize yourself with a bit of database development and you should be good to go. Glassdoor estimates that the average data engineering salary is $109,000!
Finally, a Python Architect is another very powerful position that involves a large knowledge of Python experience. Python Architects can differ from company to company, but a Python Architect should be able to handle both the front and back end of a project (similar to a Full Stack Python Developer). To be honest, if you only know Python and nothing else, this maybe the best position to apply for. From most of the job descriptions i’ve read about these positions, as long as you understand Python, front end development with Python, Numpy / Pandas / etc., you should have enough experience to apply for these types of positions.
There you have it, if you know any other positions that maybe even higher paying than these let me know!