A career in tech isn't just about gourmet breakfasts or free laptops, there are many career development opportunities too.
Looking for a new job? Well, you’re in luck. There’s a whole industry out there looking for you. Apart from the free breakfasts (which you probably wouldn’t mind) and being a really awesome industry to work in, the tech industry offers so much more.
Yes, competitive salaries, multiple job offers and lucrative benefits come with the job, but there are other reasons why pursuing a career in tech might be the best thing you’ll ever do for your career.
You get a job! You get a job! Everyone gets a job
While some industries chop and change their demand for employees and other industries are threatened by artificial machines, the tech industry is adding more and more jobs each year. In fact, the demand for skilled professionals in the industry is growing faster than the number of people with the right skills.
Rapidly grow your career
One of the best things about working in tech is that the industry is always changing, and your role will probably take the same course too. Just think about the advancement opportunities you’ll be exposed to in a company that’s continually growing year-on-year. Though big multinational guys like Amazon, Google and Takealot probably come to mind, there are smaller start-ups making a noise too.
So whether you want to start off as junior developer and later decide to move onto product management, as long as you stay up-to-date with industry developments, you can be certain that your career will develop.
Learn new skills (all the time)
You may start your career off with little to no knowledge about tech. But as the days, weeks and months go by, so your knowledge will grow. A career in tech is an incredible learning experience. And the best part is that you’ll have the opportunity to dabble your fingers in various projects, where you might just pick an interest in a different area.
The greater your skill set, the greater the job opportunities at your disposal, no matter the industry.
Merit counts above anything else
Unlike in many industries where age or years of experience trump everything else, in tech it’s about the value you bring to the company. So whether you’re a newbie or have been in the industry for longer than you can remember, truth is if you can walk the walk and talk the talk, your chances of holding a management position are much higher in tech.
You’ll never be bored
Thinking that working in tech translates to hackers sitting behind PCs cracking codes all day? You’re wrong! Even though an area like web development requires a keen eye for detail, being in tech field also requires innovation and creativity, since you’ll be resolving issues and probably even creating new concepts.
So now that you’re in the loop, why not scour Careers24 for our latest tech jobs? If you’re looking for more information before making your final call, you can read more tech-related career advice right here.