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i have a 2 years of experience in mechanical design field..and now i want shift to IT field .is good to move?

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Omar’s Answer

I am going to give you a brief about my experience so far and maybe you can reflect it onto yours. I a graduated as a Mechanical Engineer, started my first job as a Construction Site Engineer implementing HVAC systems (1.5 years). I then started working part time in a logistics tech startup and eventually transitioned full time into the tech industry (1.2 years). Thereafter, I landed a job as a Solar Energy Sales Engineer (~ 1 year). Currently I am a Senior Consultant in PwC.

My decisions were mainly decided due to opportunity and based on the skill set I wanted to gain. So far, the best decision was entering the tech field because it opened my eyes to what is out there, the potential of tech in our lives, working in a fast paced environment, learning how to use digital tools, incorporating tech into everything you do, and much more

Pros and Cons of Career Transitions:

Pros:
- Knowledge about multiple industries
- Linking and gaining various skill sets gained from those industries
- Enhanced creativity
- More exposure to different projects, industries
- Ability to take risks

Cons:
- Might have to take a step back in terms of title/position when transitioning to a new industry
- Debate about Generalist vs Specialist (I prefer a more generalist approach), but many consider it as a Con
- Initially, will be an uncertain career path

Now everyone has a different perspective, but as a young engineer, you have the opportunity to try and explore various options. Nowadays, regardless of the specific sector, IT/Tech is the most booming industry. The choice is yours, take it with confidence, learn, grow and develop your knowledge and character at a young age.

Happy to connect, best of luck.
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Saikat’s Answer

Hello Mahesh, since you are from designing sector, so I believe you will be good with SolidWorks, Ansys, Catia, etc. Now, I would suggest that you find your specific interest in the IT sector. Because the IT sector is HUGE! So you need to decide which sub-sector you want to go with.
Yes, you can definitely switch to the IT industry. I would recommend that you go with web designing or front-end developer.
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Vrajesh’s Answer

I always think that attitude to learn is everything. Since you already have engineering background, you know what it takes. However, like Saikat mentioned above start with closely related to your current area (i.e. robotics, CAD engineering, Computer Aided Engineering etc.) and expand from there. Possibilities are endless in IT. Feel free to hit me if you have any further questions.
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Denise’s Answer

I think you should follow your heart and interest and to continue to be curious. If IT is where you want to be, go for it. In today's market, it good to have a path that shows growth even if it is a career change. Take the risk, it will be well rewarded.
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Pawel’s Answer

It depends on what your goal is. If you don't enjoy your current career path any longer, then absolutely, try something new. If the money is your main goal that's fine too, just remember it takes a lot of time to become an expert in any job, IT in particular. You need to see what's your kettle of fish - programming, systems engineering, networking, databases, cloud computing etc. and then dive deeper into it.
IT is about constant learning, so if you are not truly passionate about it, you might consider other careers. If you're into learning new stuff though, give it a go!
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