Despite the News, Opportunities are Available in the IT Field

In For Job Seekers by Ntelicor

Despite recent news in the tech industry, it’s important to remember that the IT field across other industries remains strong with many opportunities for job seekers as well as newcomers to the IT field. Some of these newcomers may have decided to transition to IT with hopes of landing a high-paying position in tech, only to be discouraged by the recent news—but don’t be! Tech is not the only industry to find great positions in the IT field. Companies are still looking for software developers, programmers, data scientists, and other tech professionals, and the demand for these skills is not expected to diminish anytime soon.

For newcomers to the IT field—and recent graduates—it’s important to be persistent and patient and consider starting with an entry-level position and work your way up, rather than aiming for a high-paying job right away.

The highest paying entry-level jobs in IT, that don’t typically require many years of work experience, are:

  1. IT Support Specialist: $45,000-$65,000
  2. Junior Software Developer: $50,000-$80,000
  3. Junior Network Engineer: $55,000-$75,000
  4. Junior Database Administrator: $50,000-$70,000
  5. Junior Security Analyst: $60,000-$80,000

It’s important to note that salaries can vary based on location, company size, and other factors, and can also change over time as the job market and technology evolve. Also consider the work environment or any benefits in addition to a base salary.

If you’re curious about the high-paying jobs you may be hoping to transition to someday, here are some of the highest paying IT job positions and their average salaries:

  1. Solutions Architect: $130,000-$180,000
  2. Cloud Engineer: $120,000-$160,000
  3. DevOps Engineer: $110,000-$150,000
  4. Big Data Engineer: $120,000-$150,000
  5. Security Engineer: $115,000-$150,000

By staying informed about the latest hiring trends and developing your skills, you can increase your chances of finding a fulfilling and well-paying job in the tech industry.