Can you imagine your life without your tablet, PC, or smartphone? The world today has changed significantly with the aid of information technology. IT helps us not only stream line our business processes but also enables us to get constant information in ‘real time’ that is up to the minute and up to date.
The significance of IT can be seen from the fact that it has penetrated almost every aspect of our daily lives from business to leisure and even society. Who could imagine his life without PC, cell phones, fax machines, emails and internet? Not only that they became an important part of our cultures, but they also play an essential role in our daily activities.
There are many advantages when thinking about the IT industry. First of all, you cannot speak about IT without speaking about globalization. IT managed to bring the world together, closer and in what concerns the world’s economy, it became a single interdependent system. Nowadays, it is so easy not only to share any information we want, quickly and effective, but we can also forget about barriers, be it linguistic or geographic. IT’s about the global village we’re all living in.
Communication is another field that has developed thanks to information technology, as quick and effective communication is vital for any business. Not only do people connect faster with the help of information technology, but they are also able to identify like-minded individuals and extend help, while strengthening ties.
Computerized, internet business processes have made many businesses turn to the Internet for increased productivity, greater profitability, clutter free working conditions and global customers. It is due to the IT industry that business has been able to make their processes more streamlined, thereby becoming more cost-effective and consequently more profitable. People are able to operate their businesses 24×7, even from remote locations only due to the advent of information technology.
Probably the best advantage of information technology is the creation of new and interesting jobs. Computer programmers, Systems analyzers, Hardware and Software developers and Web designers are just some of the many new employment opportunities created with the help of IT.
Why is it cool to work in IT?
- There will always be a need of IT specialists
There is no doubt that there will always be a need for IT professionals. They keep the company going smoothly and are the only people who really know the ins and outs of technology. Whether it’s a Network Engineer who looks at the company’s network or a Web Developer who designs and develops website and applications, these jobs are always in demand and growing.
- Constant Change
In the technology world, everything is constantly changing. This makes your job even more interesting. You will always be updating your skills and changing with the industry, which allows you to always be learning and discovering your strengths.
- Great opportunity for growth
There are many different facets of an IT department, which often provides people with a lot of growth opportunities. Whether it’s moving up to a higher position, or going from one area of IT to another, there’s a range of interesting career paths you could take. As long as you’re working for a company that allows for growth, moving to different positions or getting promoted in IT is rarely a problem.
And here’s a TOP 5 of the coolest jobs IT related:
1. Games tester
For young people, what could be better that being paid to play the latest games? Thousands of students and young people are doing this so that big companies will put out multi-million dollar games with the minimum of bugs.
“Quality assurance testers”, to give them their proper name, earn their money trying to break games as well as looking for those niggling faults such as spelling mistakes and walls you can walk through. In this job you need to be a bit of an expert play and have an obsessive eye for detail.
Good part: you get paid to play games before anybody else gets their hands on them.
Bad part: the pay’s generally not great and do you really want to repeat the same level over and over and over again?
2. Gadget reviewer
How would you feel if every day a courier would wake you up with the latest tech toys in return for a few words for a website, magazine or newspaper? It is true that it may not always be easy to find different things to say about 5 almost identical gadgets, but I wouldn’t give up!
Good part: being able to flash the latest toys in the pub.
Bad part: those gadgets have to be returned.
3. Formula One Control Systems Engineer
The most glamorous and high-tech of sports, Grand Prix racing employs hundreds of extremely well-qualified tech people. Travelling the world with the racing circus it’s the control systems engineer who arguably has most responsibility for ensuring that driver and machine work as one unit.
Good part: globe-trotting as a key member of the team.
Bad part: your view of the race is on a computer monitor.
4. Technology evangelist
We’ve all got gadgets and services we love. A professional evangelist gets paid to share this enthusiasm with just about anybody who’ll listen or read their blog. Arguably the first of the breed was Mike Boich who led the Macintosh software evangelism team responsible, he claims, for the enduring relationship with Microsoft.
Good part: earning a living just spreading the love.
Bad part: the heartbreak if something better comes along.
5. Inferno artist
Techies are the real stars of many Hollywood blockbusters creating the CGI effects often using Autodesk’s powerful Inferno software. That name makes the job sound so much cooler than the official title of “visual effects artist”. Either way the word “artist” is key, because this work really does bring together art and technology.
Good part: you get to retouch many Hollywood starts.
Bad part: that retouching is only virtual.
What are your favourite jobs in IT? Share your views with us.