Why Graduates Should Consider a Career in Tech
The number of millennials making the leap from their current field into a technology job is on the rise.
The UK currently produces 90,000 STEM graduates a year and, luckily, job opportunities for them is on the rise, along with the ability to expand skills, be challenged and earn a higher income.
"Tech isn't for everyone, but tech is probably the single greatest opportunity that exists for millennials today" stated Mark Smukler, General Assembly alumni an Co-Founder of Bixby, a rental management platform. "There's still a large shortage of technical expertise across most industry verticals and a career in tech can be one of the most rewarding jobs in many ways"
1. The evolution of IT
If you're interested in being on the precipice of research, discovery, development and innovation then there is no better industry to be apart of!
Technology is breaking new ground and technology professionals are embedded into a culture of movement, growth and advancement where new and inventive concepts are taking shape. Businesses are evolving and require more and more staff with a diverse range of IT skills.
Technology doesn't just equal a Software Developer anymore, you can be a designer, product developer, data analyst and the list goes on. It isn't just about the varied roles as well, the industries you can get into are endless ranging from the government to entertainment industry.
2. Always learning new skills
When working in tech its more than likely you will be asked to jump in on other projects, this may feel daunting but it's a great way to pick up new skills and learn about other areas.
Whether you plan on spending the rest of your life in the tech industry gaining technical skills that make you stand out from the crowd will help not only in searching for a technical job, but also in the future if you choose to pursue a different career path. There is a huge value on professionals who can understand technical aspects.
"Millennials have always experiences an uncertain economy, and know better than any generation how quickly things can change" Amy Lynch, Generations Consultant and Speaker at Generational Edge. "Multiple skills mean multiple opportunities, and some of those skills should be tech".
3. High demand, high price
Since technology is integral to the success of so many different fields, it comes as no surprise that technology professionals are in high demand.
So long as there are problems within an industry that require a solution, the skills of a technology professional will always be an employable asset.
IT professional's work is difficult, necessary, and well valued, so it makes sense that they are in the top five highest Graduate starting salaries with an average of £31,250 - £72K.
4. Meaningful work
The tech industry is all about coming up with solutions and the job mainly evolves around problem-solving. There are a few industries where you have the power to shift the world we live in and the way we live - you have the power to make people's lives easier, faster and better.
5. A constant challenge
Graduates with a passion for what they do are likely to leave jobs that they do not feel challenged in. The technology industry is a perfect avenue for those looking for constant challenges in their work.
Technical professionals are used to solve virtually every technical problem people encounter, and can even offer new innovative options for things we never knew needed fixing.
While individual motivations for a pursuing a career in tech may vary from person to person, what is clear is that there is various routes professionals can take with the skills they acquire. The industry can really bring out the best in you and pushes you to your limits. Whether you are a IT professional, cyber security specialist or a network administrator your work will rarely be boring.
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