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4 Great Reasons To Get into the IT industry

Updated on November 13, 2016
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Despite the slow recovery and the recovery of the unemployment rate, young people are still finding themselves working in menial jobs, stuck in places that don’t make use of their talents or their education. These low-paying jobs and the crippling debt that paralyzes many of these college educated menial workers is also creating a vacuum of demand for IT professionals. That demand will be the saving grace for many of the people of this generation, if we take advantage of it. Here’s what’s going on.

Cyber Security Experts are in Huge Demand

With the rise of the internet as a primary economic engine and the adoption of massive internal electronic data systems in just the last decade or two, businesses are being caught unawares by the equally rapid rise of cyber-crime. The internet allows highly intelligent criminals to work together to break into valuable data systems to steal customer information, meta-data, or even just good old-fashioned money. Being able to serve customers well while protecting their privacy and their own business interests is a huge concern for many large businesses.

Businesses Need People Who Are Legally Web-Literate

Much of the aging workforce that currently owns businesses or is managing the younger generation doesn’t really grasp that the internet is real, and is subject to real laws. They can use it with perfect competence, but won’t think twice about plagiarizing images, writings, and ideas from other internet users. It’s so common for graphic designers and photographers to have their work stolen that it has become a running joke. This has created a need for in-house web designers, graphic artists, and programmers that can handle web-related issues for businesses without breaking any laws.

It’s a Naturally Accessible Field

IT is a huge field. While most of us immediately think of technical support it includes software development, web-design, quality assurance, network administration, database management, and others. Luckily, IT people spend all day on the computer, talking to other IT people, and sharing ideas on the internet. As a result IT related education is widely accessible all over the internet at no cost, and online academic programs in IT like this one don’t suffer from the same prejudices that many other fields of study do. While it helps to have some existing knowledge, there is nothing stopping anyone from acquiring the necessary skills to get in. Moreover, having the necessary skills to do the job is more important than holding an appropriate degree. No one cares whether you have a computer science degree as long as you can code efficiently.

Upward Mobility is Built In

IT is a science, but it feels like art. Let’s look at programming. It takes a lot of practice and experience to build a great program. Fortunately, as a programmer, your existing work will (usually) provide you with that experience. Every day is spent looking at code, repairing it, improving it, and streamlining it. Developing your skills makes you inherently more valuable and gives you more freedom to branch out and learn more. The high demand for great software developers gives them the power to name their terms, making them members of one of the best paid and happiest professions.


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