Careers in Technology
Updated: Feb 8, 2021
Technology according to Britannica, is the use of knowledge to invent new devices or tools and ICT is information and communications technology. This means there is technology everywhere around us in what things like mobile phones, computers, digital cameras, tablets, smartwatches, headphones etc. Therefore, we learn about ICT from different environmental settings; ranging from the house, to school, to recreational centres and other places we are exposed to.
There are different domains in technology and more domains are gradually emerging. It is a belief that one must know how to program or code to grow in the field of IT. While some areas of IT require some knowledge of mathematics, statistics or programming, other areas do not. This makes it a very versatile and diverse field to delve into. It is important to specialise in areas you are keen about or enjoy.Career success in technology is highly dependent on passion and willingness to learn. Technology keeps evolving, hence for one to stay relevant in this industry, one must be ready to keep learning and this can only happen when you are passionate about what you are doing.
Since the advent of information technologies, business processes have become more efficient and more systems are being designed to assist business processes and decisions. Information technology is the study, design, implementation and development of computer systems that assist business and operational processes.
Areas to cover around information technology include Software Solutions, Hardware Systems, Security, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, Business Analysis, Product Management, Project Management, Web and Application Development and many more. Some careers around technology include Web Developing, Product/Project/Change Management, Systems Administration, Security analysis, Data Science, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information System Analysis and many more.
The choice of career is highly dependent on one’s interest and passion. It is important to have an understanding of what you enjoy doing before selecting a field of interest. All these fields are very important and none is more important than the other. It is important to note that all these fields often work together and as you progress overtime, you are likely cover or experience most of these domains, hence start by choosing the field that you most enjoy.
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