If there is anything 2020 has thought us is that being in the Technology field is definitely a good career move. Essential workers like our Doctors and Nurses remain the heroes of this pandemic. But while you may still be getting help or giving help in the grocery store, we have seen a lot of non-essential jobs being taken from people and outsources or automated in some fashion. In the Information Technology or tech world as broad as it is, however, we not only saw people secure their jobs but actually grow in their role both financially and in skill. Here on Stuck in The Middle, we have had quite a few Entrepreneurs and leaders in the Tech world stop by with brilliant advice and stores of how they got their start and maneuvered the great lands of the tech industry. An individual who applies themselves can easily move from a $47k a year job to a $118k a year job in less than two years in tech. Here is a couple for your consideration.
1. Scrum Master
While “scrum master” might sound like a character in a role-playing game, it’s a serious job that’s rooted in leadership. The scrum master is responsible for ensuring a true scrum process over the course of a project. They hold together the scrum framework, facilitating the process for the organization, product owner and scrum team. The exam, which is fairly inexpensive contains 35 multiple-choice questions, where 24 must be answered correctly for a passing grade. A certified Scrum Master makes on average, depending on industry and region, between $80,000 and $130,000 annually.
Become a Scrum Master in Less Than 4 weeks w/ Kate Cham
2. Oracle Database Administrator
Oracle database administrators (DBAs), organize and store data using Oracle’s database software solutions. Businesses and corporations rely on Oracle database administrators to manage their data securely and efficiently. With a lot of companies going digital and storing data, this job is in extreme demand. Individuals can earn upwards of $93k to $145k as an Oracle DBA with little to no experience and the proper certification.
Learn how to become Oracle DBA certified and earn 6 figure salary w/ Gerald Pasi
3. Cybersecurity Trainer/Instructor
As many people are making career moves into the IT field, there is also the need for people with the knowledge and expertise to provide training and direction on navigating this vast terrain. You don’t need to get a Ph.D. or all the certifications are known to man in the world like Thanos gathering infinity stones to begin training a novice. The beautiful thing about the tech field is if you are a subject matter expert or on the other side of the pendulum as a beginner with just a few months of experience, you can begin training others and making money while doing it. Ways to do this include starting your own training course/school, which can be run completely online or in a brick and motor facility. On Stuck in The Middle we have spoken with Bertrand Fon, an Information Security Officer who makes an extra $7k to $10k a month training people online on how to become Cybersecurity Professionals. Chukwuemeka Nwaopara started Majestic Cyber Enterprise both to help people and also to augment his income while fulfilling his passion.
Become a Cybersecurity Trainer/Instructor w/ Chukwuemeka Nwaopara
4. Splunk and AWS
The Splunk platform makes machine data accessible and usable. Splunk Enterprise enables you to search, monitor, and analyze machine data from any source to gain valuable intelligence and insights across your entire organization and works well with the Amazon Web Services Platform. People with this knowledge and expertise make upwards of $87k to $170k annually. There are plenty of online courses and paths to becoming Splunk certified in less than a year.
Learn the pathway to becoming a Splunk and AWS professional w/ Sahr Lebbie
Here is a BONUS: Our In-Depth Q&A Discussion on EVERYTHING Cybersecurity Related with Bertrand Fon, Clifford Chu, & Ghislain Nchtou. They answer all the burning and curious questions. It’s a treat!