Whether you’re just starting out in the working world, you’re considering a career change or you just need a reminder about how great the industry you’re working in is, below we have highlighted five great reasons to work in technology.

Whether you’re just starting out in the working world, you’re considering a career change or you just need a reminder about how great the industry you’re working in is, below we have highlighted five great reasons to work in technology. 

It’s a growing industry 

We rely on technology more than ever before which means that naturally, this is an industry which is booming. It is in fact predicted that the tech industry will continue to grow by up to another 38% by 2020.

Because technology is integral to the success of so many different areas of a business, it means that technology professionals are always in demand and well-paid. 

Tech companies are great places to work 

The likes of Facebook, Google and Apple are known for being great places to work thanks to the quirky staff benefits they offer. These companies are really raising the bar for what’s expected of employers and their incentives prove they really care about making their company a good place to work. 

Some of our favourite perks include:

  • Google – not only do employees get free food, there are over 30 different cafes to choose from. Things getting on top of you? Take a nap in one of the dedicated sleep pods or ask one of the concierges to run your errands for you. As if that’s not enough, you can also take your dog to work, get a free massage and attend free fitness classes. 
  • Asana – this Silicon Valley start-up really does go all out for its employees. You can expect to receive life-coaching services, organic home-cooked meals twice a day, yoga classes, it’s pet friendly and you even get an incredible $10,000 allowance to decorate your workspace however you like. 
  • Twitter – with a very impressive list of benefits, we imagine that Twitter’s employees are very happy indeed. As well as free breakfast, lunch and dinner, gym membership and meditation classes, staff can also enjoy the rooftop deck, onsite acupuncture and incredibly, unlimited time off within reason. 

You’ll learn new skills

Learning on the job is a great way pick up new skills, enhance your CV and work your way up to a promotion. Tech companies are known for providing valuable learning skills and there are often opportunities to jump in on other projects which means you may pick up interests in other areas such as programming. 

It’s a fascinating industry 

The technology industry is one of the most inspiring and rewarding to work in. If you love the idea of being involved with the research, discovery, development and innovation of all the latest technology, this is the career for you. 

It’s rewarding 

Technology isn’t just about coming up with new ideas. It also involves working out how to make these ideas work. This does of course mean that there’s a lot of problem-solving involved which is hugely rewarding when you come up with the right solution. 

If you’re looking for a great job in technology, please feel free to contact Alpha and we will be more than happy to help.