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Choosing A Career in Tech

July 14, 2023

Choosing A Career in Tech

This presentation provides a comprehensive overview of the opportunities and considerations involved in pursuing a career in the tech industry. It covers various tech career paths, including coding, design, cybersecurity, data analysis, project management, and many others. Highlighting the unique characteristics and skills associated with each path. The presentation explores the benefits of tech careers, such as high demand, competitive salaries, problem solving, and flexibility. It also provides guidance on self-assessment, skills development, finding opportunities, and professional growth in the tech industry.


July 14, 2023

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  1. Choose a job you love, and you will never have

    to work a day in your life — Confucius
  2. 👋 Hello! I'm Love Otudor, a Google-certified Android developer and

    Technical writer with a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering at the University of Uyo. 👩‍💻 I Currently work as an Android developer at Frontendlabs and I am passionate about contributing to open source projects. I am a Google Women Techmakers Ambassador (WTM) and currently co-lead the WTM Uyo and GDG Uyo community. MEET ME
  3. 02. 01. 04. What tech is/is not Why choose a

    tech career? Finding a tech path WHAT TO EXPECT 03. Careers in tech
  4. IS NOT A get rich quick scheme. Just Coding/Crypto. Solely

    about Laptops and Computers. IS short for technology. The application of scientific knowledge, principles, and innovative ideas to develop tools, systems, and solutions that improve our lives and solve practical problems. TECH...
  5. Why do you want to begin a career in Tech

    #Money #Passion #Tech Bro #Tech Sis 02.

  7. 03. CAREERS IN TECH This is by no means an

    exhaustive list of career paths in tech
  8. CODING RELATED CAREERS These roles involve writing and implementing code

    as a core skill. They may also involve additional tasks and responsibilities related to software development.
  9. WEB DEVELOPMENT Front-end Back-end Full-stack The visual and interactive elements

    of a website that users see and interact with. #HTML #CSS #JavaScript The server-side that handles the logic and functionality of a website. #Python #Ruby #PHP Proficient in both front-end and back-end development.
  10. MOBILE DEVELOPMENT Native Android Dev Native iOS Dev Cross Platform

    Build apps that run specifically on Android devices. #Kotlin #Java #Android SDK Build apps that run specifically on iOS devices like iPhones and iPads. #Swift #Objective-C Build apps that run on multiple platforms(Android and iOS) with one codebase. #React Native #Flutter
  11. DATA-RELATED CAREERS MACHINE LEARNING ENGINEER Develops and deploys machine learning

    models for tasks like recommendation systems or image recognition DATA SCIENTIST Analyzes data to uncover insights and make informed business decisions using statistical techniques and machine learning. DATA ANALYST Gathers, analyzes, and presents data to provide insights for decision-making. DATA ENGINEER Builds and maintains systems to collect, store, and process large amounts of data.
  12. OTHER CODING CAREERS Cybersecurity Web3 Dev Cloud Computing Software Testing

    Protecting computers and critical systems from malicious attacks. Create websites, apps, and services that utilize blockchain and decentralized systems. Delivery of computing resources over the internet with a pay-as-you-go pricing. Develop software tools to automate a manual process of software testing.
  13. NON-CODING RELATED CAREERS These roles often require strong problem-solving, analytical,

    and communication skills, as well as a deep understanding of technology and its applications.
  14. DESIGN-RELATED CAREERS 3D ANIMATORS Create three-dimensional animations for various purposes,

    including games, movies, simulations, and virtual reality experiences. UI/UX DESIGN Work on the overall design and user experience of a product, considering both the user's needs and goals. MOTION GRAPHICS Animate 2D elements, such as text, shapes, icons, and images, to create visually appealing and dynamic animations. GRAPHICS DESIGNER Create visual assets, such as illustrations, icons, logos, etc. used in digital products, websites, and applications.
  15. CAREERS IN MANAGEMENT PRODUCT MANAGEMENT Define product vision, strategy, and

    roadmap. Gather customer requirements, conduct market research, analyze competition, etc. DEVELOPER ADVOCATE/RELATIONS Bridge between the developer community and the technology company or platform they represent. Promote and advocate for the adoption and usage of specific technologies, platforms, or tools. PROJECT MANAGER Plan, organise, and oversee projects from initiation to completion. Ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, and meet the desired objectives.
  16. OTHER NON- CODING CAREERS Digital Marketing Technical Writing Tech Recruiting

    Content creators Promotion of goods and services using the internet and other forms of digital channels. Transfer technical knowledge to their audience through writing. Sourcing, screening, and assessing candidates who fit specific technical roles. Produce various forms of content, such as articles, blog posts, videos, podcasts, social media posts, and more.
  17. what aspect of tech career aligns with your interests and

    abilities You can scan the QR code to take a tech career personality test
  18. Do your Research Google is your Friend. ChatGPT is your

    neighbour. Youtube is a University Ask questions to experts in the field.
  19. Decide on a Career Path Use the insights gained from

    your research, the self- awareness test, and your personal knowledge of yourself, to choose a tech career that aligns with your interests and abilities.

    Resources Best first topics to cover in #TechField Create a learning pathway for a novice in #TechField Create a learning roadmap for #TechField Explain to me like a 5 year old #Concept FreeCodeCamp Youtube Udemy Coursera TechXcelerate Internship DesigneChi Training Academy HNG Kodecamp Kimoyo Fellowship
  21. Resources QUIZ: Which Tech Career Fits You Best? ChatGPT 14

    Benefits of Pursuing a Career in Tech