The job climate in the United States has been looking good in the past couple of months and it is interesting to know that blockchain technology is playing a part in this. Blockchain and other Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) are gaining is gaining acceptance in various industries and processes.
With global attention come a demand for a whole new area of expertise—blockchain skills. More and more blockchain-related vacancies are beginning to pop out from blockchain startups as well as other established businesses seeking to explore the technology for its business. Though a global phenomenon, the U.S. seems to be getting more than a fair share of these blockchain openings.
Jobs in the United States
The Job space in the United States has stayed in healthy levels in recent months, according to several statistical indications. In August, for instance, there were more than 7 million unfilled job openings. A lot of these openings are related to emerging technologies including blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.
Demand for Blockchain Skills
As Smartereum reported, blockchain topped the list of most sought-after skills released by U.S.-based freelancing platform, Upwork. In Upwork’s quarterly skill index, blockchain retained top spot for the second consecutive time, consistently being among the top 10 fastest growing skills since Q3, 2017.
A recent survey by Coinbase, one of the biggest cryptocurrency operator in the United States, revealed that graduates with blockchain skills were having an easier path to jobs compared to others. Benedikt Bunz, a doctoral student at Stanford told Coinbase that the due to this demand, cryptocurrency experts are usually snapped up immediately after graduation. Campbell Harvey a professor at Duke University added: