5 Awesome Jobs for Technology Lovers

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technology careersAn article by UK based contributor Sam Gatt.

The world of technology is fascinating. We are constantly pushing the boundaries and exploring new territories. The tech world brought us smartphones and tablets, and created the amazing apps we use every single day. It invented the next-generation technology that leaves us in awe of science. If you’re obsessed by this culture of invention and innovation, there’s a career out there for you.

The technology sector is one of the fastest growing economies on the planet. Websites, apps, and gadgets are powering every business in the world. The tech industry is driving all other businesses at the moment. For that reason, it’s an excellent career move. A career here will help you shape the world around you. Let’s take a closer look at some of the jobs you could choose.

1. Mobile app design

The introduction of smartphones and tablets has revolutionized our world. We are now more reliant on this technology than ever before. The best part is that it’s still in its infancy. Mobile app design is an industry that has only just reached its tenth birthday. As an app developer, you will help shape the future of smartphone technology. It’s a lucrative position too. The biggest apps are making over $1m every single day.

2. Startup entrepreneur

If you don’t like the idea of working for someone else, why not start your own tech business? Some of the biggest companies in the world today started as a small idea in the head of a technology lover. Take Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, for example. These giants of the tech industry all began as a simple idea in the bedroom of an aspiring developer. If you’ve got a brain full of bright ideas and new concepts, why not put it into action?

3. Software developer

Software developers, or back-end developers, are responsible for the complex coding that power technology. They create the engine and backbone of our favourite websites and software. There are number of specialised languages, or code, to learn here. Each has its own intricacies and benefits. You’ll slowly gravitate towards your preferred language and find the right path for you.

4. Web designer 

If developers focus on the ‘back-end’, web designers focus on the ‘front-end’. They design the look and feel of a website or software. If you’re a more creative person, this may be a better route for you. Much like a developer, you’ll learn the intricate language of HTML and CSS to create a compelling design. You’ll understand the goals of the business and tweak the design to help reach these goals. As a designer, you can work as part of a full-time agency or company. Or, you can set up as a freelancer and offer your services to others.

5. Engineer

You might associate engineering with mechanics and construction. But, engineers are the beating heart of technology. They’re the ones inventing the new technologies and testing new boundaries. As an engineer, you’ll build the tech world around you!

As you can see, there are lots of fascinating career choices here. Which one do you feel most drawn to?

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