There are many ways to get into the tech industry, and i think it's exciting you are exploring it!
Personally, I got into tech by by my interest in music! I volunteered for a local radio station while I was in college, working on a degree that had _nothing_ to do with computer science. I met some friends there who introduced me to a small startup company that was trying to develop software to make, among other things, interactive music videos. I was able to join the company after I graduated, but as their office manager doing things like buying toilet paper and booking people flights. When I had spare time, I talked with the engineers there who were already there and tried to learn what they were doing. After 9 months of helping out with that, they realized that I learned enough to help them out so asked me to transfer to their engineering group!
My personal experience makes me believe there are a couple of things that really help with an atypical route into tech:
- Be a self starter. Don't wait for someone to come and teach you, take the initiative and try to learn on your own using whatever resources you have!
- Don't be afraid to ask for help. You'll be surprised at how nice people can be and there are many people out there willing to mentor individuals willing to go into the field.
- It's ok to start at the bottom. Your first job most likely isn't going to be something glamorous, and that's totally fine! If you find an opportunity to join a group of people that work in the technology field in almost any role, it will give you an unparalleled chance to learn. There are many people at my current company that have transitioned from customer support, marketing, and sales roles into engineers!