Jobs in IT are very competitive – find out more about this ‘it’ industry.
While jobs in IT (information technology) have not hit the heady heights they reached in 2000 and pre the dot com crash, there are still a lot of opportunities and a need for talented, skilled people in technology roles. Positions range from helpdesk to operations to systems integration to project management to information governance to being the CIO. Find out more about the advantages of working in the IT industry.
Jobs in IT can be quite flexible depending on what role you are in and what company you work for. Due to the nature of the industry, workers do not have to be confined in cubicle farms; they can work from home or remotely. You may also be able to choose the shifts you want to work. As you become more experienced and you are in more demand, you can request different shifts, working from home and so forth.
It’s a growth industry
The reality is that unless computers become fully automated, there will always be a need for jobs in IT in many differing capacities. Even better, it’s a rapidly-expanding industry with plenty of opportunities for growth. There is no doubt that there will always be a need for IT professionals whether you’re doing technical support for a small office, a web developer or network engineer who looks at a company’s network.
You are always learning something new
The IT industry is a dynamic industry. When you apply for jobs in IT, ask about opportunities for training and development. Ideally, you want to work for a company who invests money into ongoing training – those skills are an investment in your future. If you are someone who thrives on challenges, solving puzzles and problems and learning something new every day, then this may be the career path for you.
Entry level positions for jobs in IT can often start at $45,000 to $50,000. IT professionals are well compensated for their hard work, expertise and knowledge base. While you are not indispensible, depending on your specific skill set you usually can’t be replaced in the position that you hold. As you become more experienced, you can command an even higher salary with more favourable working conditions.
As well as being financially rewarding, it’s also satisfying for IT professionals to see the results of their hard work whether they have helped a customer solve a difficult helpdesk problem, designed a new website or completed a huge national rollout of computers across an organisation. People with jobs in IT may not be saving lives but using their computer and/or the internet is a necessity for most people in their work or home lives.
Working in the technology sector can sometimes be frustrating when you can’t find an easy solution to a problem, you are working long hours and dealing with difficult customers but that is part and parcel of almost every job. So if you love puzzle solving and challenges, working independently or part of a team and having workplace flexibility, then look at jobs in IT – it may be the new career you are looking for.