Why work in IT?

Posted by Isaac jacobs, on Oct, 2015

There’s a TV program that initially aired in the UK at the beginning of the century called the IT Crowd; in it, a dorky couple of IT guys work out of the grotty basement of a large corporate office. Never allowed to see the light of day, they are the office pariahs. The perception of working in IT has moved on, with high profile documentaries and Hollywood films charting the metoric rise of some of IT’s celebrities, such as Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. It is well documented that the most innovative and exciting developments in modern history have come from the information technology industry, and a career in this field no longer means a life consigned to the basement.

According to the office of National Statistics, over 38 million people in the UK use the Internet every day and access to the Internet using a mobile phone more than doubled between 2010 and 2014, from 24 percent to 58 percent.  An article by Monster.com shows that over 20 million workers use IT as part of their daily work.  That IT is an integral part of our day-to-day lives is undeniable, and opting to be a part of this booming industry would seem to be a pretty smart career choice.

There are a variety of ways in which you can work in the IT industry. You could become a software tester, a web developer, or a systems analyst all pretty tech savvy roles.  What about being a network engineer; working on communications and data storage.  If you aren’t that technically minded but still like the idea of working in IT then why not look at being a business analyst, you’ll need to analyze customers needs and offer them solutions, anything from upgrading their system to recommending an appropriate reseller hosting program. Technical sales or project management roles have the same mix between technical knowledge and working with people to understand their needs and find appropriate solutions.

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There are many ways into the IT industry but for a lot of them you’ll need to have a good level of technical knowledge, so be prepared to get a degree or similar qualification. Alternatively you could try to get an apprenticeship and start at the bottom learning the basics of the industry.  Unless of course, your are certifiable genius like Bill Gates, if that’s the case then throw caution to the wind and get out there and who knows—Ashton Kutcher could be playing you in a film of your life!

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