You’ve heard that tech is full of opportunity, but you have a lot of questions. We set out to answer them, translate some of the insider lingo, and clarify different paths to opportunity (and for many you don’t have to be a “coder”).
We analyzed 1,800 job postings on the Index, scoured the Department of Labor’s O*NET database, and consulted 30+ industry professionals. Jobs in Tech 101 summarizes our findings and demystifies Indy’s tech landscape. Field by field, we break down typical work activities, highlight stand-out professionals, and help you match your interests, abilities, and skills to your future tech job.
Whether you’re earning your stripes at a start-up or in the city’s tallest tower, there are a few types of companies you could work for:
Build and sell software, data, or computer hardware products.
Sell people-powered services like consulting, IT services, development.
Build and operate data centers and internet infrastructure.
You might be surprised how many companies in other industries are building tech into their products and employing a lot of tech-skilled workers.