May 15, 2020 AES Global Recruitment explores the benefits of a career in technology
By Tom Wilde
AES Global Recruitment is a tech recruitment company specialising in the recruitment of information technology and tech professionals for tech jobs. If we look at how the digital revolution has disrupted the marketplace, it’s not surprising that many people are looking into building a career in technology. The digital revolution has rapidly increased the demand for IT trained individuals and this has resulted in companies being willing to pay a premium for those who possess technological skills. As a result of the many technological advancements, many professions have become ‘outdated’. Employees now need to have advanced ‘soft’ skills in the technical or digital space in addition to the skills they have acquired through their studies and work experience. There is a whole new market emerging for skilled employees in data science, big data, business intelligence and cyber security. This new job market segment includes both IT, technology and financial services. It presents a number of unique opportunities for the right candidates. Apart from the demand for skilled employees in the tech field, presenting an attractive reason to transitioning to a career in technology, there are several other benefits to working in this dynamic industry.
AES Global Recruitment looks at the benefits of a career in technology
1. Technology is dynamic
If you are bored of being bored, perhaps it is time to upskill and pursue a rewarding career in technology. The ever-changing and evolving environment in IT and tech can be demanding, but it is also exciting. A career in technology requires constant research and personal development. The technological industry can be characterised by continuous improvements and fast-paced responses. And while there may be days where tasks seem mundane and repetitive, essentially the IT and tech industry is an exciting and dynamic field. If you are someone who is always looking to level-up, upskill or enjoys a challenge, you will enjoy this fast-paced and dynamic tech environment.
2. More flexibility
Due to the nature of IT and tech jobs, flexibility is a lot more common than in other industries. Being able to work remotely with access to all the tools needed to succeed through a secured internet connection offers a unique and flexible opportunity for those looking to pursue a career in this field. This is one of the main reasons to opt for a career in technology. Many businesses have adapted to allowing flexible working hours to stand skilled employees in good stead and enable them to maintain a balanced lifestyle. In many instances, this has been beneficial as tech jobs can be intensive and demanding. Therefore, flexibility allows for increased productivity when employees can streamline their work and personal obligations.
3. Money talks
IT and tech jobs are skilled positions; therefore, the market-related remuneration offered is usually higher than in most other industries or professions. The fact that this industry has a massive shortage of skilled employees means those that are in the industry are sought-after, and companies are willing to pay to retain their expertise. Entry-level IT and tech positions, for example, often start at a relatively higher salary compared to the average entry-level position in other industries. The requirements for these positions usually are some form of tertiary education or training along with relevant work experience. The fact that technically skilled employees are in such high demand simply means that companies are prepared to pay a premium.
4. Options to work in an industry you enjoy
No longer does an IT professional have to work for an IT company. Almost every business or company requires the expertise of an IT or tech professional. This means that you can look for employment at a company or establishment which operates in your field of interest. From law firms to retail to media and lifestyle, travel, medicine and development companies, the options are endless and having this kind of choice is undoubtedly an advantage. Job roles are equally as varied, so there is no need to feel like your skills aren’t sufficient. Look at what skills and qualifications you do have and start there.
5. Level up
As with many other occupations, in IT or tech jobs, you can work your way up. For example, you may start at a company as an entry-level developer, designer or customer support agent. With a little hard work and dedication, perhaps one or two self-studied short courses, you could quickly work your way to a level or position you would rather like to be in and of course, with higher pay.
Top, in-demand IT and tech jobs in today’s job market
It is said that there will be over 500 000 new tech jobs on the market by 2026. Which highlights that there is a severe shortage of skilled employees in the field, and there is a huge opportunity for a career transition. The question is, which job is right for you? This is where your interests are important, and you’ll need to do some research to identify the roles in tech that you’d be most interested in pursuing. Here are some of the jobs that are currently on the tech market:
- Solutions Architect
- Data Scientist
- Cybersecurity Engineer
- Full-stack Developer
- Python Developer
- Java Developer
- Cloud Engineer
- Scrum Master
- DevOps Engineer
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