Whether you are a recent high school graduate looking for a career path or simply considering a career change, determining which of the many fields to enter is overwhelming. The sheer number of factors makes it incredibly difficult to determine which fields are the best to choose. From earning potential to longevity, picking the correct field is critical for future success. Many advisors are pointing to the technical field as the best field for future growth. Why technical jobs are the wave of the future is simple: the jobs offer the greatest opportunity for job growth and income potential.

Technical jobs encompass a wide variety of skill sets. Leading professionals utilize these skills and their expertise to deal with a large range of specialized business areas. These include not only computer programmers, but also engineers, financial analysts, scientists and more. Technical jobs utilize advanced knowledge of computer systems, languages and project management experience to perform tasks and skills aimed at keeping a company ahead of the technological curve.

The truth is: technology is rapidly expanding.

Each day new techniques, programs and processes are developed. Implementing these changes, taking advantage of new technology and understanding how various advances can impact a business is critical for ongoing success.

The great thing about technical jobs is the wide variety of positions available. Examples include the following:

1.Sales Engineer: Identifies customer needs, improves business processes through engineering and adaptation of equipment, products and services.

2.PC Technician: Maintains computer environments by analyzing systems and needs, plans, implements and “rolls out” projects and installs the latest in hardware and software.

3.Technical Support Specialist: Maximizes system abilities by implementing applications and recommending technologies to improve performance.

4.Technical Writer: Employs both writing skills and an underlying understanding of technology by producing and editing product descriptions and instructions.

5.Project Manager: Utilizes technology to smoothly integrate all aspect of project management. This may include scheduling software, tracing capabilities and other technological skills.

Today, almost every aspect of a business has a technological component. Accounting systems that integrate with procurement and online outlets, productions lines that rely on automation, human resources, sales, administration… in short, businesses need trained technology professionals in order to function.

At their most basic level, technical jobs are the wave of the future because technology is the future. Until such time, if ever, that technology evens out, businesses will need more trained professionals to implement the latest in advances. Anyone considering a career change should carefully consider technical options. Training and retraining is readily available and in the current job market, many of the jobs that are available are in the field of technology. Technical jobs may be the best way to ensure continued earning potential and job growth.

Consider retraining in a technical field today to improve your marketability and earning potential.

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11.23.11

Great info Ava! If you are out of work, or just looking for a new job, one of the best things you can do is to take classes to improve your computer and technical skills. Technology is constantly changing, and the more you are in the know, the better your marketability will be.

11.23.11

Thanks for the comment Michaela! I couldn’t agree with you more. Keeping your skills current is a critical component of a successful job search!

~ Ava

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