Working in Tech and IT

A wide variety of technology-related fields such as web development, design, data science, infrastructure support, information security, and product management are often lumped into the catch-all term "Tech" or IT.

Underrepresented People in Tech

This section will focus on additional career challenges faced by underrepresented minorities and people from non-traditional education backgrounds. Specific topics will include sexism and ageism, which have been particularly prevalent in certain industries and organizations.

Working with recruiters

Persons of color or females or disadvantaged workers may find it necessary to utilize recruiters in IT. It is important to develop a relationship with recruiters who may be more successful getting you an interview. Recruiters can sell your skills as they often have direct relationships with the hiring managers. This is the equivalent of having a friend recommend you. Also, before beginning your job search, clean up all social media and mute those friends who make inappropriate posts. Your posts should be positive and be sprinkled with samples of your work or projects.

Computer Security

The field of computer security is growing at a rapid rate every year. As more people continue to store information electronically, the need for individuals to protect that information will increase proportionally. If these roles continue to be filled at the current rate, a recent study has estimated that this critical field will have a job shortage of 3.5 million people by 2021.

Examples of Tech-Related jobs

  • Software Developer
  • Data Engineer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer

    • Front-end developer
    • Back-end developer
  • Software Engineer
  • IT Manager
  • Computer Systems Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Support Desk Engineer
  • Security Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Ethical hackers
  • Data Scientist
  • Software Tester
  • Infrastructure Support
  • Help Desk Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Database Manager
  • Mobile app Developer (Android and IOS)

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