3 jobs for tech-savvy people

 In Associate Degrees, Careers, Computer Technology, Electronics, Graphic Design, Online Learning, Process Technology

These days, people are more connected than ever. From computers to phones, tablets and smart devices, we use technology in nearly every aspect of our lives. So, it’s no surprise that technology has become indispensable in the workplace, as well.

If you’re the kind of person who can pick up nearly any device, turn it on and figure it out, or who can troubleshoot just about any issue, you might wonder how you can turn your tech skills into a tech career. Luckily for you, there are many jobs in technology, and even entry-level jobs in technology that could help you put your digital native skills to use.1

Here are three great entry-level job options for tech-savvy people.1

  • Computer Aided Design and Drafting. There are many different kinds of drafters, from civil drafters and architectural drafters to electronics drafters. They work on everything from mircrochips to skyscrapers. But, the heart of what a drafter does is working with software to convert designs into technical drawings. Doing so requires technical skills, such as using CAD software and database tools, like building information modeling. To become a drafter, you typically need CAD training such as from a community college or technical school, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.1
  • Database Management. As companies in all sectors of the economy see growth in their data needs, the need for database administrators will grow, too. From 2018 to 2028, the field is expected to grow 9 percent, faster than the average for all occupations.2 Database administrators typically use software to store and organize data, making sure it is accessible to those who need it but protected from unauthorized access. In addition to tech skills, to become a database administrator, you need strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Database administrators also typically need a degree, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.1
  • Digital Graphic Design. For those looking to channel their creative side while also catering to their tech-savvy persona, consider becoming a graphic designer. Graphic designers are typically creative and have strong computer and communication skills while also being analytical. They typically use digital illustration, photo editing software and layout software to create designs. They also create visual elements like logos and illustrations to help drive a message. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, they typically have a degree.1

Sound like you?

1 Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates.

2 BLS statistics represent national job growth expectations and are not necessarily reflective of local market conditions.


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