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How To Kickstart A Career In Tech: Few Tips You Should Know

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Having the urge to dive into Tech is a new phenomenon to most young adults, these days. Do you have a passion to kickstart a career in tech? Or perhaps, you're being drawn by the hype that come along with the "Tech Bro" or "Tech Sis" titles, and you feel you want to earn the title, as well. If so, you're on the right page.

In this article, I wrote about some fields you need to know about, to help you kickstart a journey into the tech ecosystem. Let's get started.

Due to the continual evolution happening across many industries across the globe, a lot of career experts had projected "Tech" as the profession of the future. This is no longer an hearsay as many media outlets have reported about the huge demand for tech professionals.

The scarcity of skilled tech labour made tech an hot cake for now. The resultant effect — many young people are migrating from several sectors into tech.

Figuring which area of tech, and how to settle down is one problem peculiar to most newcomers into the tech industry. As a result, I highlighted some major fields in tech that you can consider to pursue a career in. Let's see some of them.

1. Software Engineering: Software Engineers are responsible for designs and development of software applications ranging from web apps, to mobile apps, to desktop apps and so on. They're involved in everything that has to do with softwares.

As a software engineer, you can specialize into front end engineering, backend engineering or even full stack engineering, depending on your interests or abilities.

Frond end engineers are responsible for developing the user interface and experience of any software application i.e the part of the app you can see and interact with.

On the other hand, Backend engineers are responsible for developing the server side infrastructure, databases, and other softwares that sustains the operations of the front end interface.

Fullstack engineers are those who can handle both Front end and Backend engineering responsibilities.

2. Cloud Engineering: Cloud engineers are professionals responsible for maintaining data centres, and ICT infrastructure used to store and maintain web applications. In the real sense, a cloud is a set of connected computers where a lot of web servers and databases are stored. Cloud engineers are responsible for maintaining those infrastructures.

3. Product Design: Another field you can venture into is Product design. They are responsible for coming up with graphical solutions to business problems, which is further worked on by development teams to bring out a final product.

Most times, they work as UI/UX (User interface/User experience) designers. They sketch the prototypes of softwares products which software engineers work on, to develop the final application.

Definitely, product designers work across a lot of sectors in the tech ecosystem.

4. Project Management: In the tech industry, most firms adopt the use of development or sprint teams, which are usually managed by a Project Manager, to create a common synergy to achieving business objectives.

A project manager ensures the different teams work hand-in-hand, for effective productivity. They manage budgets, costs, stakeholder requirements and duration of projects.

5. Data Science: According to unverified reports, "data is the new oil." Major companies need data to enable them make cost-effective business decisions, and as such, they need to process a lot of data.

Data Scientists and data analysts (a sub branch) work to analyse, sort, clean, visualize and process data for firms.

If you're inclined to statistics and numbers, a career in Data Science will be suitable for you.

There are several other fields I didn't mention, for example, Digital Marketing, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Blockchain and so on. You can create a fulfilling career for yourself across these tech fields.

Tech is not just interesting, it's fully rewarding too. For an entry level tech role, the average salary fall within $30,000 - $60,000 depending on the field and the firm renumeration plans.

However, a great deal of discipline is required if you really want to make an headway in the tech industry. Creativity and problem solving skills are needed, as well. It's not a sector for lazy folks.

If you have any questions, you can drop them in the comments section, I will take my time to respond to all. Thanks for dropping by.

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