If you’re reading this, you’re likely in one of two situations in life. The first is that you’re looking for a career path. You’re early in your education and need help making a decision of where you’d like to be in the future. If that’s you, keep reading! You’re going to love the entry level tech jobs listed below, they pay well and they’re fun.
For the rest of you who are reading this, you’re likely half way through the last semester of college and getting ready to start the infamous job search. This is it – the beginning of a new stage in your life. You need to make it a good one! It can be scary and daunting but doesn’t have to be.
We hear too many people say this first job is just a ‘starting’ point, so you shouldn’t expect to absolutely love it. You take what you can get and expect to be under paid.
Well, we’re here to tell you that’s WRONG! It’s an old school way of thinking, and with the abundance of opportunity in front of us today, you have no excuse but to love your first job, especially if you’re in the tech industry. Just look at all the brilliant startups out there and the huge Fortune 500 Companies getting their technical side of things on track. The jobs are there for the taking, and all you have to do is put your best foot forward to make it happen.
Now, one thing that’s out of your control is your lack of experience, so you’ll likely have to start in an entry-level position. Don’t let that discourage you! There are entry-level tech jobs out there that pay well and have big earning potential.
To give you a little head start, here are the 5 highest paying entry level tech jobs as we see them!
Database Administrator ($65 – $72K Starting)
There’s a reason this job’s starting salary is so high. Databases play an important role in our everyday life. Even the most mundane everyday tasks require a database. Have a credit card? Have you been a part of a preferred shopper program at your local grocery store or favorite clothing store? Do you have an email account? If so, you’ve used a database and didn’t even know it. Your information has to be stored somewhere to keep track of your preferences with each account. Database Administrators are in high demand in today’s IT job market. If you choose, or have chosen this career path, you can be rest assured that your services will always be in demand.
Software Developer/Engineer ($50 – $60K Starting)
This position plays a huge role with any company, and immediately positions you as a major player. As a software engineer rookie, you’ll be working with a team of very talented people, which means you’re going to learn A LOT – so much that your value can increase ten fold in your first year of employment. You’re going to be using some major coding superpowers and getting paid well while you’re at it.
IT Specialist ($50 – $55K Starting)
This one is a little more ‘general’ and can be a lot of different things. Any IT Specialist will have working knowledge in a variety of different tech areas, like data management, customer support, security and operating systems. You’re essentially responsible for making sure all systems within a company are good to go – sounds like a lot of responsibility, right? It is! You share it with a team of other insanely talented people, so you’ll love this job if you like to be an expert in a lot of different things.
Network Specialist ($50 – $55K Starting)
This is another very important position at any company, big or small. In this position, you’ll set up, support, and maintain networking systems within a company. You’ll install routers and switches, firewalls, and other network related stuff. If you’re good at what you do here, your job is secure.
Storage Engineer ($70 – $80K Starting)
There are very few jobs that start in this salary range, so you can assume this job requires a more focused expertise, right? You’re right… you’ll need a little more training for this one – with an in-depth understanding of the ins and outs of storage area network (SAN). When you find a company that requires this position and you have the expertise to make it happen, you’ll be set. This profession is highly sought in today’s tech focused economy.
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Ronny Cheng is one of the Co-Founder’s of Digital Astronauts and has helped drive lead generation in the software industry for organizations of all sizes — from start-ups to Fortune 500’s. He helped build one of the first online software review websites, specializing in CRM, ERP, and HR software. He’s a nationally published author with extensive experience working with the HR/Recruiting industries largest brands. In his spare time, you can catch him on Instagram doing his best food blogger impersonation.