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Careers Paths In IT

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8 minutes ago, ITJINN said:

What path in IT do you think will not be replaced and will stay stable? 

Cybersecurity is huge and hackers are always innovating new ways to breach data. This is a career path I plan to study next fall at Uni. The so called "study" would be considered "Computer Science and Information Technology" and they usually have different paths

 

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Before I answer your question... I have to ask you one.

 

What careers in IT do you think will be replaced?

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7 minutes ago, kdawwgg1221 said:

Cybersecurity is huge and hackers are always innovating new ways to breach data. This is a career path I plan to study next fall at Uni. The so called "study" would be considered "Computer Science and Information Technology" and they usually have different paths

 

what do you think of cloud computing? do you think that will stick around? 

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1 minute ago, ITJINN said:

what do you think of cloud computing? do you think that will stick around? 

Funny that you mention that. The college I plan to attend actually is trying to work with places like Google and such for Cloud Computing advancements and AI. 

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I think that’s the future cos it’s truly just starting but uno I just want to be in something that won’t end up falling apart because truly, I would want to become a specialist within that area

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5 minutes ago, NinJake said:

Before I answer your question... I have to ask you one.

 

What careers in IT do you think will be replaced?

I think networking is slightly going downhill... and that was the one I wanted to originally pursue, that’s one I made this thread if I’m honest.

 I just don’t want to be a specialist within an area that will fall apart 

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6 minutes ago, ITJINN said:

what do you think of cloud computing? do you think that will stick around? 

Cloud computing, in short, is just shifting from me owning and maintaining my hardware to AWS/Azure/GCP owning the hardware and also providing other software services. So what it enables is an easy startup cost to get going. And you have the ability to scale horizontally and vertically in a very dynamic way. So yeah, its probably here to stay.

In terms of the security side of things, it is my opinion that AWS/Azure/GCP is way more secure, on average, than maintaining your own data center. Albeit it depends on other factors as well (who configured the thing, etc).

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3 minutes ago, Grand Admiral Thrawn said:

Electronics repair and troubleshooting, because no machine has common sense.

System Admin is super common and the knowledge behind troubleshooting basic electronics are becoming common knowledge since we are well in developed tech era.

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I honestly can't think of any job in IT that I can see being replaced anytime soon.
 

28 minutes ago, ITJINN said:

I think networking is slightly going downhill... and that was the one I wanted to originally pursue, that’s one I made this thread if I’m honest.

 I just don’t want to be a specialist within an area that will fall apart 

Network and infrastructure are always going to be hugely important for companies of all sizes. No trend or advancement is suddenly going to eliminate the requirement for a local infrastructure of some sort, and of course that means there will also be a need for people to secure, maintain and extend that network. Is there any specific reasoning as to why you think it's going downhill?

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Nothing is forever, but IT as a whole will always need people. Programming; System or Database Administration, Architecture, Design; IT Operations; Networking; Big Data and Data Science; Cloud Computing, etc. - these disciplines will always need people somewhere doing something, even when so much is being automated.

 

Find what you like to do and go from there. Your job will be outmoded if you find yourself complacent and you're no longer learning anything new - at that point you're an expense that can be trimmed. There is, and should be, a concern for automation in one's career, but the reaction of "oh all that's gonna be automated soon, you should do something else entirely" isn't the best option, because it can put you in a quagmire of always trying to find things that are never going to be automated - and these things are non-existent. Make the effort to continuously learn new, useful things, and you will be OK.

 

Personally, I found I really enjoy Database Administration and Data Science. It took years to find that was my niche. A lot of this will be automated in the future sure, but there's always going to be a need for people who understand what their fully-automated database is doing, or why certain statistics are being fed from this SaaS cloud-based web application. Not everyone understands IT or wants to be an IT expert, so making yourself an expert in most anything will be useful. Good luck!

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Find out where you want to live, and check their state/provincial website. In Canada at least, most provinces have a site where it'll show you what the career path is, what to expect in that field, and most importantly, employment statistics.


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2 hours ago, ITJINN said:

what do you think of cloud computing? do you think that will stick around? 

If it doesn't? So what? Skills you learn from studying this like how bussinesses scale their applications, microseverices, various tools like Kubernetes are going to be useful nonetheless. 

 

Hottest field in IT right now would be data science. However you would need formal education to get into the door. Also, there is large rate of turn over in this field for some reason. 

 


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Cyber Security is the safest path in IT at this time in my opinion. I started on a Help Desk and moved my way to Desktop Support which is hands of fixing the hardware and managing accounts ect. There are so many variants of what roles do though where some companies require more or less from you. My suggestion would be start out with the CompTIA A+ Cert. Very basic understanding of computers and ect. Then move to CompTIA Network + and Security + and find some Cisco Certs as well and go out there and get experience where ever you can. Find out what you enjoy the most and have a passion for and start studying in that filed or find out how to get there. I am a big person when it comes to find out what you like before just going to school for Cyber Security and find out you dont like looking at code and ect all day. That is just my 2 cents though.

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1 hour ago, wasab said:

If it doesn't? So what? Skills you learn from studying this like how bussinesses scale their applications, microseverices, various tools like Kubernetes are going to be useful nonetheless. 

 

Hottest field in IT right now would be data science. However you would need formal education to get into the door. Also, there is large rate of turn over in this field for some reason. 

 

Thank you for your input. 

 

I’m honest, I don’t mind going for a degree down the line, whatever it takes to be in a well paid, stable job but I do think you’re right.

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Cyber Security : Because more and more systems are connected means more weaknesses to fix.

Big Data : Basically a never ending gold mine for companies, they need experts

Devops/Sysadmin : More systems = More servers to service those systems

Developer : Depends on the language, but in the end there is always a need for developers. Current languages being hyped are Golang/Rust/Python/C# .Net/C++. Web dev is slowing down a little bit, and there is a lot of people on the job market for webdev.

 

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4 hours ago, Grand Admiral Thrawn said:

Electronics repair and troubleshooting, because no machine has common sense.

Agreed. But also over time people are finding out that at 8/10 they can fix the issue by doing a Google search on how to fix it, which has saved my butt quite a few times. This path may be more prominent if you work for very large IT companies though.

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2 hours ago, Squeave said:

Cyber Security is the safest path in IT at this time in my opinion. I started on a Help Desk and moved my way to Desktop Support which is hands of fixing the hardware and managing accounts ect. There are so many variants of what roles do though where some companies require more or less from you. My suggestion would be start out with the CompTIA A+ Cert. Very basic understanding of computers and ect. Then move to CompTIA Network + and Security + and find some Cisco Certs as well and go out there and get experience where ever you can. Find out what you enjoy the most and have a passion for and start studying in that filed or find out how to get there. I am a big person when it comes to find out what you like before just going to school for Cyber Security and find out you dont like looking at code and ect all day. That is just my 2 cents though.

I totally agree with you. I want to get into a IT technician role, gain some certificates and go into university to study Computer Science 

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3 hours ago, ITJINN said:

I totally agree with you. I want to get into a IT technician role, gain some certificates and go into university to study Computer Science 

 

You have your chronological order backwards, you need schooling first, then certifications (maybe you could get SOME certs first, but definitely not all) THEN you get hired into a decent role.

 

With no degree, you're looking at most at a help desk job paying peanuts.

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On 10/24/2019 at 11:46 PM, Vitamanic said:

 

You have your chronological order backwards, you need schooling first, then certifications (maybe you could get SOME certs first, but definitely not all) THEN you get hired into a decent role.

 

With no degree, you're looking at most at a help desk job paying peanuts.

 

I hear what you’re saying but my dad’s friend had a couple of certificates, worked hard in IT tech role and after two years, same role but in the Bank of England 

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