It is no news that if there is any field that is never getting extinct, it has got to be the Technology field, little wonder why everyone is trying to get ‘techy’ and gain all the skills that they can. If your career is not any related to Tech, building a career in tech should be on your to-do list for 2022 as hardly will you find any field that doesn’t have a touch of Tech.
The technology field is a diverse and ever-changing one, it is one of the booming industries in the world today, it cut across various sectors ranging from the financial sector to the health sector. There is always a need for more employees in the technological field and this is due to the always-changing technologies and the rise in demand by the general public.
In this article, we’ll be talking about why you should consider a career switch into the tech space right now and how to switch to a tech career with no hassles.
The Nigerian economy holds no promises for us and if you are not running a personal business of your own and want to earn a living with your skills, then you should seriously consider switching careers and find something that works for you in the tech space. When you analyze the job market, it’s easy to see that tech jobs and freelance contracts have a huge potential for growth and offer competitive salaries nationwide.
The tech field is so accommodating that you do not need to have a background in computer science to venture in any tech-related career. If you are the type that loves to learn new things, the tech-field is the right choice for you because it encourages continuous self-development and honing of your skills and the most interesting thing about tech is the lack of monotony because you get to work on different projects that involve the use of different technologies and as such you get to gain new skills and knowledge thus adding to your knowledge bank.
There are many reasons why you should build a career in tech but here are our top 5 reasons why you should:
Tech Jobs are here to stay: Tech jobs will be around for a long while this is due to the ever-increasing need to build products and the high ratio of product to build to the low ratio of people to build it. Creative thinking and deep understanding of software are required in the tech world which brings about innovations, the saying that software would take over job is not real because software developer will continue to write code to upgrade and optimize software.
Strong income: Technology professionals are among the most well-paid professionals in any industry, the demands for high skilled professionals are highly compensated, though the tech professionals may not start with a high paid salary as they advance in skills so does their compensation advances. The high benefit of being skilled in Tech is that the higher your skill-set, the higher your income. That’s the beautiful thing about being ‘techy’.
Flexibility: Jobs are becoming more flexible as remote working technologies grow. Cloud storage, video conferencing, easily accessible fast internet all over the world; you name it. There is quickly becoming no reason to go into an office every day anymore. Because of that, many tech companies have leveraged this benefit into an appealing offer: flexible schedules. Work the hours that best suit your schedule, maybe you work better at night or prefer to take a few hours off in the afternoon to hang with your kids. Some companies have even gone all-remote, forsaking the office and regular 9-5 schedule entirely.
Career growth: Being in a tech company is an avenue to gain incredible work experience, as you work on different projects you gain new skills and may also get interested in other areas, this enables you to have diverse skill set which you can take to your next and is also an advantage. Either as a freelancer or as a full-time worker, the work experience in the tech field is what will help you to secure the well-paid jobs in the industry. As a freelancer, you get to work on projects for yourself, a few friends and maybe a few companies and most importantly, you get to keep portfolios of the work you have done.
Tech culture is fun: There are perks to working in a tech company such as free food, company retreats, paid volunteer time, casual dress codes and so on. In addition to the perks, most tech employers make the environment a happy place for workers to be, their employee’s happiness is a priority. Need I say that the coolest work colleagues are the tech guys? Lol!
How to start your career in Tech
Be Passionate & Ready to Learn: Tech industries value skills and experience over a degree. Some larger companies will not interview applicants who don’t have a four-year degree, so keep that in mind if you’d like to pursue a corporate position. However, there are many companies that are dying to hire anyone who can just competently do the work and solve the tech problems that need to be solved. Most tech interviews go thus: ‘Interviewer: Can I see your CV? Interviewee: brings out the CV. Interviewer: did you come with your laptop? If yes run us through your portfolio. And if you are able to wow them, you get the job regardless of your degree or level of experience. That’s how amazing the tech industry is.
Learn your skill of choice at a Boot camp: Tech jobs have such a high need for qualified applicants that many companies are happy to consider employees who learned their skills at a boot camp. Yes, you heard right. You can gain your skills at a boot camp and apply for a job afterward and actually get that job, that’s how important Tech is in society. That being said, you can learn a Tech skill at Torilo Academy and gain jobs with the skills gained. But let’s not forget that you need to consistently work on getting better as a recruiter would only give you a chance to work at their company if you actually have the skills.
Freelance: you do not necessarily need to be gainfully employed before you make some money in Tech. There are different perks to working as a freelancer such as working at your own convenience i.e choosing the hours and days you want get to work and working from wherever you want to. Freelancing also enables you to have multiple strings of income. In freelancing, you get to work on even personal projects which enable for you to keep building your portfolio which is the ultimate goal.
So, having read through this article, 2022 is the year to get Techy right? Do not be left behind, learn a skill today form Torilo Academy and lets get you started on your journey to the world of Technology.
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