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I wrote a book! Getting started in tech: A guide to building a tech career πŸ“š

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I published this ebook aimed to help people transition into tech. The tech industry is booming, and the world is going digital. Starting a career in tech is more feasible than ever. It doesn't matter where you are coming, your previous background, or your age.

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Who is this book for?

This book is for you if you can answer β€œYes” to any of the following questions:

  • Are you from a non-tech field and looking to build a career in tech?
  • Are you a computer science graduate looking to join the software industry?
  • Are you looking at exploring the tech industry?
  • Are you a high school graduate looking to gain skills in tech?
  • Are you a college graduate looking to gain new skills to enhance your income?
  • Are you a professional looking for other possibilities?
  • Are you looking for a well-paying job?
  • Are you looking for secure work and excellent prospects? Then, this book is for you.

Why should you consider a tech career?

Let’s go through some crucial reasons why you should consider a career in tech.

High demand

Almost every sector now requires you to have tech skills. Many companies have moved from manual ways of doing things to making use of the computer. As the world of technology continues to evolve, the demand for tech skills becomes higher.

There is a shortage of talent in the tech industry, which means there are more job opportunities than people to occupy these roles. This also means that there will always be a demand for tech skills.

High salaries

People with tech experience tend to get higher salaries than their colleagues in other fields. Tech skills are crucial and valuable to many businesses. So when it comes to financial compensation, the pay is usually higher than in other industries. Some of the highest-paid jobs are in the tech industry. Even the average salary of an entry-level position is higher when compared to the average salary in other industries.

A variety of career opportunities

Tech is not an isolated industry. It overlaps with every other sector, which makes it a versatile career opportunity. You can venture into any career in tech you are comfortable with. Tech jobs have a vast array of career possibilities that stem from software engineering, people managers, product managers, product design, technical recruiters, etc.

The number of possibilities means that every person can develop a tech career that perfectly suits their needs and interests, which leads to the ultimate goal: genuine job satisfaction. With tech careers available in nearly every field, you have many opportunities open to you.

You can work in the IT department at a major financial institution, write code for a software development company, and even help imagine and
bring to life the next generation of technology β€” the possibilities are truly endless.

Flexibility

Tech careers have flexible jobs that can be carried out in any part of the world. As technology advances, jobs are becoming more flexible.
The 2020 global pandemic taught us that the future of work is remote.

Companies that didn’t allow employees to work from home before the pandemic now see good evidence that people can work from home and still be productive. They also save on administrative costs like rent, electricity bills, internet bills, etc. Some tech companies adopted remote working long before the pandemic, but many more companies were forced to adopt it due to the pandemic.

High growth rate

The growth rate in the tech industry is high and can’t be compared with other career fields. When you start a tech career, you will most likely start from an entry-level position and move to mid-level / intermediate levels before moving into senior roles and managerial roles.

The rate at which you move from an entry-level to intermediate is solely dependent on you. It is determined by the effort you put into your work and your capability to manage your tasks and problem-solving skills. It is possible to move from an entry-level to a senior level within a few years, but remember, it all depends on your effort.

Low Educational Costs

Transitioning into a tech career requires little to no cost. The tech industry requires you to have a unique set of practical skills to qualify for a position. Candidates usually have to demonstrate the right amount of technical expertise and provide experience.

Computer science and other IT-related degrees provide you with the foundation for a successful career in the industry. Nevertheless, it has been proven that people have been able to excel without formal education by using other alternatives routes like Bootcamps and self-learning (using books, video tutorials, and other related materials) to acquire the necessary knowledge. So, anyone with enough passion for starting a career in tech can achieve it with minimal cost.

Entrepreneurial Training Ground

Tech has been the proving ground of entrepreneurship. Those with great ideas, a vision, soft skills, and a great work ethic can utilize technology to create world-changing products. Entrepreneurs with a technology skillset founded companies such as Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, eBay, and many other thriving businesses. You necessarily don’t need to code to own a tech company. All you need is the ability to solve a societal problem and execute it with the resources available to you.

If you want to find out more, don’t forget to get a copy here.

About the Author

Amarachi Amaechi is a self-taught Software Developer, Technical Writer, and Community Expert.

She is an advocate for accessibility and inclusion in the tech industry. She speaks at conferences worldwide and organizes Vuejs Nigeria, a meetup for front-end engineers in Nigeria. She also writes technical articles on her blog and loves sharing knowledge with the community.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Nnamdi Azikiwe University.

She transitioned into tech while in school, and over the years, she has been helping people transition smoothly into the tech industry, which brought about the writing of this book.

Feel free to contact me via:

Twitter: AmarachiAmaechi

Linkedin: Amarachi Amaechi

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