What's it really like to work in Tech?

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What a question! Technology, as we’ve said, is a broad and expansive career path, but there are some fundamental similarities across the sector.

First, the exciting news. Generally, it’s very well paid. Median entry salaries are around £32,000, which is substantially higher than the UK average, and it only goes up!

Hours-wise, things can be long. When new software is about to be released, or a game is being beta-checked, for example, you can expect a lot of overtime to get the project done. Saying this, Tech is also a fairly flexible career. Skills in coding and development are seriously in demand, meaning trained-up folk often can access freelance contracts, or even start up their own companies. With freelance gigs, work can become very flexible.

As well as the above, a key part of Tech is how ever-changing it is. With new developments happening every day, roles shape and reshape!

Technology can seem like such a huge arena to work in, it can be hard to imagine what an actual day looks like. No fear - we’ve sourced some great content to help give you an overview.

Adam’s intro to getting into the games industry

Mayuko on Back-end Web Development

Nick on Front-end Web Development

Temio on being a Software Developer

On being a Cyber Intelligence Officer

Want to know how to get started in the Tech Industry?

Read on for our guide to getting into a career in tech >>

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