Different sectors come with their popular misconceptions and the tech industry is no exception.
Yes, it takes a level of know-how to navigate the tech industry, but it is quite laughable that many people think you must be a whiz before you can handle a computer and similar tech gadgets.
So, with this article, I am going to debunk 5 popular myths about working in the tech industry.
You have to be highly intelligent or have a very high IQ to work in tech
There is a popular assumption that tech-inclined people are super intelligent. While that has a level of truth in it, it is still a myth because it is not generic.
As with other creative sectors, working in tech requires you to first, have a certain level of interest and passion for the industry.
With the right level of interest, guidance and practice, anybody can actually thrive in the tech and become savvy.
You have to be a mathematics guru
This is one of the more popular myths about working in tech out there and I’m guilty about this one.
Before I picked up a career in tech, I had this impression that to work in tech, one had to be a math guru and it taunted me for a long time because math isn’t one of my stronger feet.
Although there are aspects of tech that require good math skills, they aren’t many and shouldn’t deter you.
Here I am doing what I love without having to be an Einstein, and so can you!
Having an advanced/sophisticated degree is a must
This is similar to myth number 2. There are a lot of first-degree holders out there who have an undying interest for the tech industry but are holding themselves back from pursuing a career in it because somebody somewhere made them think they need an advanced degree.
This is a big lie! These days, having a first degree already puts you in a good position to have a career in tech or any other field of interest so long as you’re willing to put in the work to learn and practice.
Some top tech professionals didn’t even start with a first degree. All they had was an idea and a will to pursue their vision and you can do the same too.
Coding knowledge is necessary
I can’t count how many times I’ve had to debunk this idea. Every time, someone who does not really know much about the tech industry sees me and just automatically assumes that I know how to code because I’m seated behind a laptop.
The tech industry is so broad and programming is just another branch. Not everyone in the tech industry is a programmer. Not everyone knows how to code therefore, it is not a yardstick for working in Tech.
You can’t be creative working in tech
For someone who’s not so familiar with tech tools and programs, the outlook of these tools might appear bland and that’s understandable, but it’s a false assumption.
Most tech jobs give room for creativity. Jobs like web designing, graphic designing and even writing require a certain level of creativity.
There you have it. 5 popular myths about working in tech. So the next time somebody mentions any of these points, be sure to debunk them right away.
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