Data Center Career Pathfinder

Uptime Institute, with support from Google, Meta, and Microsoft, has launched the Data Center Career Pathfinder, a free online tool that uniquely lists hundreds of career possibilities in the fast-growing global digital infrastructure industry.

Based on typical real-world job roles, the Data Center Career Pathfinder resource was designed to inform and raise awareness about career opportunities in the unseen world of data centers and invite people from all backgrounds to consider entering the industry.

The Career Pathfinder is not a job site, but an exploratory resource that lists more than 230 different types of job roles that span the design, build and operation of data centers, ranging from sustainability strategy to construction. 

In Career Pathfinder, you'll discover hundreds of job possibilities, whether you’re at the very beginning of your career, returning to work after an absence, or considering a change.

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How can your skills and unique background transfer to a data center career?

Discover hundreds of options with the Data Center Career Pathfinder.


Addressing Staffing Shortages in the Data Center Sector

In the first-ever forecast of data center workforce needs, Uptime Institute estimates staff requirements will grow globally from about 2.0 million full-time employee equivalents in 2019 to nearly 2.3 million in 2025, based on the 230 specialist job roles in the Data Center Career Pathfinder.  These are critical roles required to design, build, and operate the data centers that power the world's digital infrastructure.

Data Center Staffing Needs, 2019-2025

Data Center Staffing Needs, 2019-2025

Source: Uptime Institute Global data center staffing forecast 2021-2025 [Download Report]

Explore Data Center Career Opportunities with Pathfinder

Ready to explore data center career opportunities?

The Data Center Career Pathfinder is free to use and includes key competencies, education <br/>requirements and job titles for over 200 roles in the data center industry.

Start Your Career Research with Pathfinder

Start Your Career Research with Pathfinder

Advance Your Data Center Career with Uptime Institute

Uptime Institute offers accredited education for data center professionals around data center design, data center operations, and data center management.

Over 10,000 leading data center experts have graduated from our rigorous training programs globally, from over 100 countries.

Learn more about our data center training courses and upcoming course calendar below.