If you love all things tech, then we’ve got some good news: you couldn’t be in a better position to build a successful career. While the future looks uncertain for many industries, tech is one that seems future-proof, and there’s a very good reason for that — it’s technology that will guide the future, and indeed put an end to many of the more traditional industries in the first place. Of course, tech is a big field, which means that there are many different types of jobs you could do. Below, we take a look at some of the varied positions that you can look at doing as a career.
Crunching the Big Data
You can work intimately with the technology itself, but there’s also growing demand for something that technology produces: data. As it stands, there’s a lot of data in the world, so much, in fact, that people don’t really know what to do with it. There’s a lot of clamor for people who are capable of unpacking the data into something that companies and other organizations can incorporate into their operations. This could be through non-digital analysis, or by writing software that makes data more manageable.
We can often fall into the trap of thinking that everyone knows how to use technology, but this isn’t the case. If you’re a tech-lover, then you’ll have spent a lot of your formative years playing around with technology and software, to the point where you’re more or less an expert. But there are others out there who don’t have this experience, yet need to know how to use software as part of their job. If you have a flair for teaching, then take a look at becoming a Microsoft Certified Trainer. There’s a lot of demand for these types of trainers, so there’s plenty of scope for earning a good salary. And more important of all, you’ll be helping people to become more comfortable with technology.
We tend to think of technology as a totally good thing, but there are darker aspects to it as well. Take cybercrime, for example. This is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world, and many businesses are wholly underprepared for handling the threat. If you understand the threat that cybercriminals can do and want to be on the right side of justice, then take a look at becoming an IT security consultant. It’ll be your job to analyze the digital operations of companies, identify their weak and vulnerable spots, and ultimately make them safer.
The ubiquity of technology means that every company in the world now uses it. But they don’t always have the time to ensure all their systems are in full working condition. Medium and large companies need experts to monitor and control their digital systems, in-house. If you understand all the layers of tech, and don’t mind handling many questions a day from novice users, then this could be an excellent career choice for you.