5 Jobs to Start a Career in Crypto and Blockchain

5 Jobs to Start a Career in Crypto and Blockchain

Get yourself off the job market and on the blockchain by getting a crypto job.

Despite the recent slump in the cryptocurrency market, the space is replete with job opportunities. Jobs in this sector grew by 395% in the U.S. between 2020 and 2021.

Experts say that most forward-thinking tech companies have been making moves to incorporate blockchain technology into their businesses. Naturally, to do so, they must hire people who are well-versed in crypto and blockchain. 

Whether you already work in this sector or are looking to make a switch, here are some top job opportunities that the crypto market has to offer: 

Crypto analyst 

With how volatile the crypto market can be, it is obvious that companies (be it crypto businesses or businesses that have investments in the market) would want an analyst on board to examine how the crypto market is moving and predict prices and trade volumes. 

To become a crypto analyst, you need a bachelor’s degree in finance, business or blockchain technology. Since there is a dearth of crypto and blockchain-related courses in the traditional education system, you can also supplement your education by attending boot camps or using online resources. 

The average salary for financial analysts is US$83,660 a year, and you can also expect a similar salary for those analyzing crypto markets.

Blockchain/Crypto developers 

Being a developer is one of the most sought-after talents in the crypto market. They are responsible for securing the blockchain and developing user-friendly applications to facilitate the ease of cryptocurrency investment. 

To become a crypto developer, you need a degree in computer science or information technology. You also need to know programming languages, like Java, Python and C++, and be experienced in cryptography. Hands-on experience writing smart contracts or developing decentralized applications (DApps) would be an advantage. 

On average, a crypto developer earns US$120,000 a year. 

Crypto accountant

One of the current challenges the crypto market faces is that there is no clear accounting standard for cryptocurrency. So, companies need to hire experienced crypto accountants to manage tasks such as tax filings, compiling financial reports and handling billings and invoice payments. 

To become a crypto accountant, you need to have a degree in finance or accounting. On average, the salary of an accountant in the U.S. is US$53,429 a year, and a crypto accountant can expect a similar pay scale. 

Technical writer 

A lot of crypto companies today are looking to hire writers in the crypto space today. Companies need writers to draft white papers for upcoming cryptocurrencies detailing the process of developing crypto projects and marketing plans. Technical writers also create content for the company’s website, answer frequently asked questions (FAQs) and create user guides. 

As explained by the job title itself, technical writers need to have strong writing skills and grammar and punctuation knowledge. They also need to know how to use authoring tools (used for creating web content), like Frame Maker and oXygen. On average, a technical writer in the U.S. earns US$74,650 per year. 

Crypto journalists 

If you aren’t a technical person, there is no need to worry. You can enter the crypto space as a journalist. Crypto journalists write about up-and-coming crypto and non-fungible token (NFT) projects and keep people interested in the space. 

To become a crypto-journalist, you need to have the same qualifications as a typical journalist, like a bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications. You can either develop crypto-specific knowledge on the job or take up courses or certifications to give yourself an edge over other candidates. A crypto-journalist earns US$38,870 a year on average.

For those looking for flexibility, the crypto sector can be a great place to work, given that many crypto companies hire remote workers. According to a report by online recruitment site Indeed, as of June 2021, 44% of the jobs listed in the crypto space were remote. Some companies, like Coinbase, even give employees Bitcoin to play with. Earning crypto on top of your salary is an excellent benefit for those looking to diversify their investments. 

As of 2021, the crypto market was worth over US$3 trillion. As investments in this space continue to grow, it will need more talent. If you see a place for yourself in the crypto sector, you have to do more than just learn about how things work—you need to become a crypto native, like having experience in crypto trading or buying and selling NFTs. Only by actively participating in crypto can you handle what recruiters might ask you when you apply for a crypto job. 

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