Most large businesses have a need for people who are good at working with computers (mortgage companies, insurance companies- really any company that works with a lot of data). There is a wide range of jobs where computer skills are valuable, everything from data entry clerks to computer programmers. The people who are particularly good on the computer tend to be very successful in a business environment. Look into possibly getting a business degree with a major in information science, this combines a solid well rounded business education with courses in programming and data analysis. There are a lot of jobs for people with these skills! If you are just getting started, take some programming classes to see how you like it, and definitely learn the basics such as Excel even if you don’t end up pursuing more intense programming languages, as these will benefit you in pretty much ANY business job. Even if you start out doing something like data entry, the way to advance is to continually look for ways to improve your skills and learn what other departments are doing and volunteer to get more involved. Stay focused, your hard work will pay off.
Gayla recommends the following next steps:
- Enroll in college if this is an option for you, take programming classes, find a job that includes working with computers as a way to get a start.