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Top 10 fields of study that will allow you to thrive in the job market

Choosing the right field of study becomes a crucial decision for both young individuals taking their first steps in the job market and experienced professionals and managers considering career changes or deepening their knowledge. In the era of digitization, globalization, and constant innovation, education becomes not only a path to acquiring skills but above all an investment in the future.

Experts from Antal have identified the top 10 fields of study that open doors to development and success in a dynamic professional environment. From modern technologies through management, to creative and socially responsible fields - these disciplines have been carefully selected to provide you with a guide to the most promising and profitable career paths. Discover which fields of study are the best investment in your professional future!

1. AI and Data Science

The AI and Data Science technology market is experiencing constant growth, opening doors to careers in one of the fastest-growing sectors. Students can specialize in machine learning, data analysis, or big data. At the beginning of their careers, they can expect salaries ranging from 10,000 to 15,000 PLN gross per month, which with experience and specialization can increase to even 25,000-35,000 PLN gross.

Continuous improvement of skills and adaptation to new technologies is crucial in this field. The most sought-after are specialists who can combine technical skills with business understanding of data - comments Karolina Bucka, Team Leader, Antal IT Services.

2. Cybersecurity

In the face of increasing cyberattacks, cybersecurity specialists are worth their weight in gold. Specializing in network security or cryptography, at the beginning of your career, you can earn around 12,000 PLN, and with experience and additional certifications, even up to 30,000 PLN per month.

In cybersecurity, technical knowledge alone is not enough. Understanding the business context and legal aspects of data protection are equally important, making this field particularly attractive to individuals with broad competencies - adds Anika Jabłońska, Senior Consultant, Antal IT Services.

3. Personalized Medicine and Biotechnology

Personalized healthcare is the future of medicine. Specialists in genetics or pharmacology can expect salaries ranging from 9,000 to 12,000 PLN at the beginning of their careers, which can increase to even 25,000 PLN with experience.

Professionals in this field must combine deep medical knowledge with technological skills. It is also worth emphasizing the growing role of ethics in biotechnology, opening up new career perspectives - comments Marta Lebuda, Sector Manager, Antal Poland.

4. Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection

In response to global environmental challenges, specialists in sustainable development are in high demand. Starting salaries are around 8,000-10,000 PLN, increasing with experience to 20,000 PLN.

This sector is gaining importance as ecological awareness grows. It offers not only satisfying remuneration but also the opportunity to work on projects that have a real impact on our planet - adds Dominik Kalinowski, Head of Outsourcing, Antal Poland.

5. Aerospace Engineering

The aerospace sector offers starting salaries in the range of 12,000 PLN, which can increase to 30,000 PLN or more with experience and specialization.

It is a dynamically developing industry that requires not only engineering knowledge but also creativity and the ability to work in international teams. It is an ideal choice for those passionate about innovation - comments Roman Zabłocki, Business Unit Director, Antal Poland.

6. Finance and Blockchain

In the financial sector and blockchain technologies, starting salaries are around 10,000-12,000 PLN, which can increase to 30,000 PLN with experience.

In finance and blockchain, it is crucial to combine financial knowledge with technological skills. This field is for those interested in constant innovation and intellectual challenges - comments Martyna Grunt-Mejer, Team Leader, IT Services Antal Poland.

7. Psychology and Neurology

In the field of psychology and neurology, at the beginning of your career, you can expect salaries of 7,000-9,000 PLN, which can increase to 20,000 PLN with experience and additional specializations.

In this field, not only theoretical knowledge is important but also the ability to practically apply research to solve real problems. It is a field for those who want to combine learning with empathy - adds Joanna Cieślik, Team Leader, Finance & HR Antal Poland.

8. Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology

Professionals in this field can earn starting salaries of 10,000-12,000 PLN, which can increase to 25,000 PLN with experience.

This industry is not just about working in the laboratory but also about influencing the development of new products and technologies. Specialists must demonstrate not only technical knowledge but also creativity - comments Aleksandra Kurasiewicz, Team Manager, Engineering & Operations Antal Poland.

9. Digital Marketing and Social Media

In the digital marketing and social media industry, starting salaries range from 7,000 to 8,000 PLN gross, which with experience can increase to 20,000 PLN per month.

This is a dynamic field where not only knowledge of tools matters but also the ability to create engaging content and strategies. It requires continuous tracking of trends and flexibility - adds Paulina Kwiatkowska, Consultant, Sales & Marketing Antal Poland.

10. Game Design

Students specializing in game design learn not only programming and computer graphics but also storytelling, sound design, and user psychology. These skills allow for the creation of immersive, interactive worlds that attract millions of players worldwide.

Specializations such as game design, programming, graphics and animation, scenario and narration, as well as sound and music, open up wide career opportunities in this industry. Graduates can expect starting salaries ranging from 7,000 to 9,000 PLN per month, which with experience and specialization in advanced game programming or project management can increase to 20,000-30,000 PLN per month. Roles in testing and quality control are also highlighted, as they are essential for ensuring the high quality of the final product - comments Karolina Giza, Team Leader, IT Services Antal Poland.

The gaming industry is not just about programming but also about art, design, and storytelling. Specialists in this field must combine various skills to create engaging and innovative products.

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