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Is the future bright for tech related jobs?

I'm a sophomore student athlete in high school and want to work with technology.
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Alexandra’s Answer

Hi Zach. Absolutely! There is a bright future for the tech industry. As previously mentioned, you can look at the work some of the bigger Tech giants are doing. But I believe it is more important to look at the work being done by some of the smaller companies, that are bringing so much change to the way we do work and the way we sell services.

If you think about companies like Uber, Lyft, Doordash, and AirBnB changing the way people do business and can request services as well as make quick money using simple apps.

We can take a look at the cloud industry, where many of the large companies mentioned by Krishna are changing the way businesses run applications and store data.

If you go into your local Walmart or favorite local store, how many self checkout kiosks do you see versus when you were in junior high school.

Think of all of the technology that gets put into sneakers and clothing. If you play video games, I am sure you have noticed the changes in the picture and consoles capabilities.

Tech is such a large industry and there are so many roles involved into bringing these ideas to life. If you are interested in technology, go for it. The best thing about tech is it does not matter where you are, how old you are or your background. All that matters is that you have a natural curiosity and the want/ability to learn new concepts. You can certainly start playing with free tooling and researching different areas within the field, along with what is going on in each, at the click of a button.

Here is a link that I believe gives a high level picture of some of the many roles in technology. https://www.thebalancecareers.com/list-of-information-technology-it-job-titles-2061498

Alexandra recommends the following next steps:

Research roles/areas that you are interested in to compare
Thank you comment icon Hi Alexandra. Your comments are very insightful. Thank you. Sheila Jordan
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Krishna’s Answer

Technology is definitely the future of the world, regardless of what industry you end up working in. Look at the large tech giants currently in the market, like Google, Apple, Facebook, etc. These companies are highly regarded and talked about for bringing innovative technology and access to the general public. Look at Tesla to see how technology is taking over the automotive industry as well. Regardless of which field of technology you choose, this is where the world is headed and also has an ample amount of job opportunities available. Technology is ever growing and will always be needed to innovate.
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Mark’s Answer

Hi Zach, great question. The future in tech is not only bright, it is also diversifying as it evolves. The tech companies of today are very different from the ones 10 or 15 years ago, and the tech companies of tomorrow will be different again. There are many jobs today that we couldn't even imagine 5 years ago and that trend is set to continue. So a career in tech can be lucrative as well as rewarding and you'll have a lot of areas to choose from. Here is a link to some 'unlikely' job titles in tech, https://www.monster.com/career-advice/article/offbeat-tech-jobs

Good luck!
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Diarmait’s Answer

Yes, there is always demand for tech / STEM related skills, and they are also very transferable across different fields.
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David’s Answer

Hi Zachary, tech is fun, it's always cutting edge, and it's a way to build the future. There's always a bright future in technology because by definition technology is what drives humanity into the future. If you want to get skills for a tech career, learn programming and computer science. Those are the fundamentals of building technology, the earlier you get started the easier it will be in the future. It'll be tough at first but programming is as important to being skilled at building technology as reading is for knowing English. You can still speak without knowing how to read, but reading will get you much farther. Most of the best technologists started as programmers, computer scientists and computer engineers.

David recommends the following next steps:

Take a programming course
Read about new technology on TechCrunch
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Tim’s Answer

Zach, without a doubt the future is bright for tech related jobs because every company is now a "technology" company if they want to stay competitive and be successful. It doesn't matter the product and/or service a company is offering, the way they find customers, deliver their service, work with partners, etc leverages technology and the better their technology, the greater their chance for success.

Companies that don't recognize this, will soon be out of business. For example, a few years ago the only way to get a taxi was to stand by the road with your arm up trying to catch the attention of a taxi driver as he/she drove by. Now, thanks to Uber/Lyft you can use an app to request a ride and the traditional taxi companies are going out of business. Retail is another great example; look how many companies have gone out of business due to the success of Amazon and other online retailers.

If you like technology, especially skills like programming, there will be lots of opportunities for you.

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Scott’s Answer

Zack, YES YES YES the technology field is the brightest of them all. Almost everything is built around software. Smart Cars, Smart Factories, the Gig Economy, Smart Homes etc..... The most successful companies have digitally transformed themselves, have created new markets with digital strategies or disrupted markets with digital capabilities. If you research Dominos Pizza or Chipotle outside of some great food they transformed digitally in the way they engage customers (look at their app!) If you think about new markets Facebook, SNAP, WhatsApp those did not exists 10 years ago they are now some of the most powerful organizations in the world. If you look at Uber who completely disruptive the transportation market by making rides safer, easier and reliable. There are to many examples of companies that use software as a way to transform industries and society. The question for you is what are of technology to you want to get into? Developer? Sales? CyberSecurity? Customer Success etc.. There are many opportunities in the technology space most need a advanced degree but they all pay huge dividends for your future.

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Research what is portion of the technology market is exciting to you.
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Rafael’s Answer

yes zach tech is a great career choice and path to take given there are so many opportunities in the vast growing field! on a daily basis technology advancements are made to make our everyday lives better. currently working as a tech specialist I can say that with the amount of technology information out there you'll be learning something new everyday. I cant think of a day when I did not discover something new, it has definitely been rewarding and its a fun field to be in as well, and as I mentioned the opportunities are literally sky high from working independently to working for a high end corporation. to help you gain some perspective i recommend looking into udemy.com they have a lot of courses you can take some free and others are needed to be paid for but they constantly have sales for courses like the A+ certification to the network+ certification.
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Wael’s Answer

The industry of tech is only getting larger from here! The great thing about this is that it is a very broad field and is not just engineering related work only. At our company we hav several different positions that span from consulting to lawyers to people communications! I believe as long as you have an interest in the field and what technology can do to advance it, you will have a great time getting into it.


Every company is slowly transforming to becoming digital so the growth is limitless!


Wael recommends the following next steps:

Search the types of areas within tech that interest you
Courses and learning on youtube are great ways to get generally introduced to your potential enjoyable career!
Have fun exploring opportunities! That's how I got to my job here and it's the right place for me
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