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Why a Career in IT Will Always Be Two Things: Lucrative and Secure

You’ve probably heard of startup companies within the tech industry. They’re practically popping up out of the internet like virtual flowers since the pandemic began. While some of them won’t make it, many more are growing to unimaginable heights.

Though many people have been wishing for things to go back to “normal,” the truth of the matter is things will likely not go back to normal. At least not any time soon. For those in the IT field, this may actually be a good thing.

Companies recognize the benefits of remote work and new technology. Now, more than ever, it’s necessary for any business who wants to survive to have a strong online presence and trustworthy software to make profits. This is where the IT field comes into play.

Whether you’re just starting your career or you’ve decided to change directions, the tech industry will always be lucrative and secure. Here’s why.

It’s Lucrative

In business 101, an increase in demand equates to an increase in earnings. The IT industry is no exception. According to PayScale, the median income for someone in the IT field is $88,000. Pretty good, right?

IT companies and entrepreneurs are essentially the prolific shepherds of businesses that are flocking around online, clueless and directionless. Most smart businesses know they’re clueless when it comes to upping their virtual game, and they’re willing to pay big bucks for assistance if it means it yields them a higher profit.

Not only does tech software line your pockets if you’re an active team member for the development of a product, but tech companies, and those using their services or products, will also need skilled internet technicians to help manage their online platforms after the initial purchases of said product.

In other words, IT professionals are creating essential products and services that need IT professionals for management.

It’s Secure

As if that doesn’t sound good enough, choosing a career in IT is a solid way to prepare for the technological era we’ve been heading for, albeit faster than expected in lieu of recent events.

When COVID-19 hit, businesses scrambled to make the switch to virtual management. From employees with IT experience to consultants and software to aid businesses in the shift, the tech industry experienced a major spike in demand as companies began to rely heavily on virtual platforms.

The growth is so notable that the US Bureau of Labor Statistics for computer and internet technology occupations predicts that the IT field is likely to grow by 11% by 2029. This means that there will be an estimated 531,200 new jobs created in that time frame, with cloud computer, information security, and big data collection and storage being among the most prominent areas within the IT sector.

It’s no wonder that so many professionals are climbing the ladder for a chance of taking a ride on the cloud 9 of computer technology.

While the IT world is always changing, two things are certain: if you keep up with the changes, you can make a huge profit while securing your spot within the industry.

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