In high school, most parents want their children to work as a teacher, a doctor, a nurse, a banker, or an engineer.
All of these are great careers, especially if it’s your passion. But what if what your peers or parents tell you oppose your dream career? You can ask for general advice or perhaps ask your peers or loved ones about their journey, but you can’t let them dictate what you should and should not do.
Our society often has a misconception about people who work in tech. They think that this is a closed community that is only suited for certain types of people. Of course, this is not true.
Should you work in the tech industry? Here are some non-stereotypical facts you need to know first.
Tech Organizations are Everywhere
Unlike a few decades ago, tech jobs nowadays can be found almost anywhere. It doesn’t matter anymore if your boss is in California while you’re in the Philippines, you can still work together, thanks to technology. When you don’t feel comfortable putting yourself out there at first, you can always try working for startups or perhaps small freelance tech jobs. Don’t worry if you think you’re not too smart or a nerd, those qualities don’t even matter if you’re passionate about what you do!
Purpose-Driven Companies are Better than High-Paying Ones
Even if an organization pays you a six-digit salary monthly, if it doesn’t stand for anything for the greater good, then it is not worth considering. Employees are more likely to last in a company that are rich in values and care more about how they can make people’s lives easier. Additionally, employers who treat their employees as real humans are more likely to succeed. Remember that money can’t compensate values and compassion.
Yes, while we talked about prioritizing comfort over money, it doesn’t mean that it’s not important. Everyone wants to live a comfortable life and in order to achieve that, we need enough income. So if you’re looking for a job that pays, you can consider careers such as software engineering, QA engineering, and data science and analysis. Rates vary largely based on your experience and skills. It’s not only high-paying, it’s also everywhere so you won’t have a hard-time looking for one.
Job Security for Years to Come
This is quite tricky here. Yes, working in the tech industry would secure your means of making income in the future because of its demand growth. However, no job is secure unless you make it one. At the end of the day, your fortune will only depend on how much effort you put into it.
Yes, there is such a thing as over-planning. Sometimes, you don’t have to sweat the small stuff. Just let life flow its natural course. If you don’t feel like doing what you’re currently doing right now, you can always start over.
Are you ready to work in tech?
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