Currently, there are more than 5 million IT workers in the United
States, and that number is expected to grow by 15 percent in the
next 10 years (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Tech wages on
average are 107 percent higher than the average national wage.
IT jobs are not going away, but are evolving, and various types of
emerging technologies, like artificial intelligence (AI),
blockchain, cybersecurity, robotics and, of course, the internet of
things (IoT), will always keep a career in technology exciting.
The CompTIA ITF+ exam is a good fit for individuals interested in
pursuing professional-level certifications, such as CompTIA A+,
which can lead to a role in technical support and IT operations.
There are a few more key things that can give you the best shot at
landing that first job:
Networking: Connecting with IT professionals
and building your professional network is incredibly important
to starting and advancing your career. Be active on social
networks such as LinkedIn, engage in newsgroups and forums, and
get involved in local IT groups, such as CompTIA IT Pro
Membership. CompTIA IT Pro Membership not only offers training
and job tools, but also access to local chapters that enable you
to be in touch with what’s going on in your community.
Be Up to Date: Make sure that you’re proficient
technologies. Spend time on IT websites, subscribe to
newsletters or even contribute to blogs.
Soft Skills: Your communication skills can
greatly influence your ability to land a job and succeed in IT.
And having an overall positive attitude, managing your time
effectively, solving problems, showing self-confidence, coping
with pressure and having a strong work ethic all prove that
you’re a candidate worth investing in.