Information technology professionals are swiftly getting tired of the same old work environments. Moving from one niche tech company to another – or even migrating from one field to another, such as marketing to legal, developers, programmers, and administrators can’t get away from near-identical routines. The pay may increase but the stimulation erodes. Over time many brilliant and capable men and women in IT simply get burned out on predictable, procedural assignments and responsibilities.
Fortunately the world of IT is at the forefront of civilization, consequently playing a role in and more and more fields and industries every year. For computer-minded professionals, this means more wriggle room for getting into exciting and important IT positions beyond the run-of-the-mill office stuff:
Thanks in part to the government-mandated digitization of medical records, as well as the desire for hospitals and other providers to streamline access, assistance, and service, the healthcare industry is seeing rapid growth in IT departments across the country. State-of-the-art industrial PC systems are being installed in emergency rooms, clinics, and operating rooms across the country to provide real time communication and information transfer where it matters most. Ensuring these sometimes life-dependent systems run smoothly is not for the faint of heart, yet it provides IT professionals with a career choice which proves both thrilling and rewarding.
The manufacturing sector was once the bread and butter of the blue collar class. No special education required, just hard work and training. These days, however, manufacturing is all about eliminating as many workers from the assembly line as possible. This boils down to two things: installing machines to do the work and hiring a select number of IT specialists to monitor, evaluate, update, and improve the software driving the systems. Sometimes this could entail the synchronization of manufacturing across multiple factories and/or industries. Most, if not all, are unique operations with technology hodge-podged together, ideal for IT professionals hungry for unconventional, groundbreaking albeit sometimes backbreaking work.
The transportation industry is at last experiencing a long overdue revolution thanks to the development of self-driving, self-guiding computer systems installed into cars, airplanes, trains, and watercraft. Companies across the globe are hard at work trying to emulate and surpass the success of Boeing, Google X, and Tesla in the smart travel business. IT professionals are being sought to join these teams. The ultimate objectives are ambitious, the level of dedication required is immense, and the heartbreaks of error amidst trial are common. Having said all of that, the collaboration between transportation and IT will undoubtedly be a cornerstone of technological advancement in the 21st century.
Men and women with a passion for computer science and Internet proliferation tend to be the most eager and willing to experience the first steps into the future. Settled into ordinary office jobs, they tend to become less passionate about the field as time goes on. The antidote to the dreariness of everyday IT is to enlist in the industries most critical and dynamic – many of which provide a wild west platform for computer scientists to strut their stuff.