Technology is no longer in its nascent stages. It has gained a strong foothold in our lives, just like the industrial revolution did. But it faces the same problems its predecessor did back then. “What about our jobs?” Well, those who adapted to the revolution survived, and then prospered. Similarly, those who adapt to the technological revolution will see themselves getting ahead from the rest of the lot.
So, what does ‘adapting’ exactly mean? It means that you need to make yourself eligible for the careers that this ‘tech’ fields offer. Why do you need to do that? Let’s see:
Not exactly. There are other subjects out there which offer a lot of jobs. For example, agriculture and transportation are two fields which will outlast any other paradigm. This is because as long as the human race lives, it will need food and transportation. So why not look for a career there? Sure, you can. However, even these two behemoths have had themselves penetrated with technology, eventually.
A prime example is automation. A lot of tasks involving manual labor have been converted into automated processes. But someone needs to control those automated processes, right? That’s where you can step in; as a technology expert.
Strike while the iron is hot
The tech sector is advancing very rapidly, but the number of people employed by this sector has not caught up yet. And that means that there is an acute shortage of professionals who can sustain this advance. What does this mean for you? Opportunity. That’s what. Employers are looking for bright young people ready to take on the challenges which this sector has thrown in.
You do need the appropriate education on a resume, but that is to be expected in any sector which pays big salaries.
When there is a shortage of goods, the prices increase because the supply is short. That’s Business 101 for you. In the technology sector, the working professionals are the goods.
Lucky for you, the demand for these goods is at an all time high. You can fill in that role by becoming one of the professionals and start solving the problem. And since you, as a commodity, is in such short supply, the resulting price, i.e. your paygrade is going to be naturally higher than any other career choice. That’s another reason to change your career choice.
It’s a challenging field
Are you slugging it out in a dead-end job? No chance to advance up the ladder? Bored? Well, these are reasons enough to change your career. The tech and IT sector offer plenty of opportunities in the form of interesting jobs.
There are challenges every day, and your performance is recognized immediately. The result is quick advancement, higher salaries and increased job satisfaction. What’s more, is that there are multiple sub-sectors in this field. So there is a lot of diversity and choice. If you feel that a particular job specification is not your piece of cake, you can always shift away. These fields are highly inter-related; so you won’t feel as big a difference in difficulty when changing. Incidentally, this leads to more chances for specialization.
It’s the future
Come what may, technology is the trend and it is here to stay. It has become a part and parcel of our life. Smartphones, wearable gadgets, virtual reality, mixed reality; these are not just acronyms. There are certain sections of our society which can afford to mold their lives around these things. And they are ready to pay for it too.
So business in this tech sector is going to boom until Moore’s law fails. But that might take decades or even centuries. As far as the immediate future is concerned, technology is creeping into everything with a steady, but firm pace. Not that it’s something evil; it is more like an inevitable change, or an evolution of sorts. We may as well evolve with it rather than shunning it altogether to return back to the dark ages.
Besides, it is not a one-shot product-based business. It has changed enough to incorporate maintenance and services as a part of the package. Since this ‘maintenance’ is perennial, you can cash in and take on back-end support or development roles. There is virtually no end to this.
Mother nature still has a hold over many things; evolution of the mankind included. Survival is in our nature, and we evolve to survive. We can utilize it to ride the tech-wave and make a life out of it.
Being a part of this movement has a lot of benefits when compared against the drawbacks, which are mostly the ethical or moral kind. Now then, what are you waiting for?