High-Paying Jobs

To Kickstart Freelance Career in 2023

(part 2)

Looking to explore freelance career in 2023? Here is the second post in the series of high-paying freelance jobs that can help you switch your career and life in the direction of living a dream.

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  1. AI/ML Engineer

▪️What it is: AI/ML engineers create machine learning models and AI systems by utilizing their understanding of programming, AI algorithms, and data science. This is critical for tasks like data analysis, prediction modeling, and automation.

▪️ Courses: You can start with courses from Coursera (remember that is opened many courses for free to Ukrainians) or free Google Cloud courses.

▪️ Estimate salary: Ziprecruiter’s data shows that the average AI/ML engineering salary is $112,806 per year, but it can go as high as $200,000. ML Engineers on Upwork can earn $25–$50/hr.

Low/No-code Developer

▪️What it is: Low/No-code developers design and build applications using visual, drag-and-drop platforms instead of traditional coding. They are central to rapid software development and lean startups.

▪️ Courses: Start with free courses from Nocode.tech or Bubble’s free online introductory course.

▪️ Estimate salary: The average salary for low/no-code developers is approximately $70,000 – $90,000 per year.

3. Cybersecurity Analyst

▪️What it is: Cybersecurity analysts protect an organization’s IT infrastructure from cyber threats. They aalyze security breaches, implement solutions, and work on preventive measures.

▪️ Courses: Free courses are available from Cybrary for example. And for a deeper dive, try the Cybersecurity Analyst Certificate from CompTIA.

▪️ Estimate salary: According to Payscale, the average cybersecurity analyst’s salary ranges from $64,000 to $120,000 per year. On Glassdoor, there are 7,000+ job posts for this role.

4. DevOps Engineer

▪️What it is: DevOps engineers work in software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops). They help to automate and streamline the system processes and reduce the time of development life cycles.

▪️ Courses: Start with $14.99 Introduction to DevOps course from Udacity, or free DevOps courses from IBM and AWS EdX, which are beginner-friendly.

▪️ Estimate salary: The average DevOps engineer salary is $99,604 per year, according to data from Glassdoor. There are currently 800+ job posts for this role on Upwork.

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