More Than What You See on the Screen
Diverse, dynamic and fast-paced, the technology sector has THOUSANDS OF job opportunities – From more traditional roles in coding and programming, to ones you might not think are technology-related at all such as jobs in communications, marketing, human resources and research development.
Most companies these days have some sort of technology need. Simply put: the technology sector is BOOMING and looking for talent, NOW.
*New Jobs by 2025
*Represents new jobs from sector growth as well as replacement openings due to retirements by 2025.
As the world becomes more and more dependent on technology, the industry continues to change and grow. Technology is no longer “just for nerds,” it could be just for you—here are some reasons to help you explore why:
Variety and Diversity
From start-ups with big futures to large, multi-national corporations with thousands of employees dotted around the globe and everything in between, the technology industry has job types, products and services, workplaces and culture fits for everyone.
Growth & Demand
As the global economy depends more and more on technology, technology job opportunities increase. In the years since the recession, technology jobs came back twice as fast as jobs in other sectors.
The end of “office hours,” the ability to work from home wherever that may be, and office environments that encourage bean bags over cubicles, show that flexibility and technology go hand in hand.
Work in technology can be very meaningful, changing the way the world works by shaping how people communicate, share information, travel, or even order a delivery pizza.
Who Shines in Technology?
Are you innovative? Creative? Open to collaboration and constructive criticism? Are you a data-driven problem solver on a mission for efficiency (or maybe just the perfect plug-in?). A role in technology could be just what you need to succeed.
- Customer & Personal Service
- Engineering & Technology
- English Language
- Computers & Electronics
- Information Ordering
- Problem Sensitivity
- Written Comprehension
- Inductive Reasoning
- Communication Skills
- Deductive Reasoning
- Judgement & Decision Making
- Reading Comprehension
- Complex Problem Solving
- Active Listening
- Critical Thinking
Explore the Variety of Jobs in Technology
While there is growing demand for standard technology jobs such as programmers, engineers, coders, and developers, there are a wide variety of jobs that many people might not consider technology-related at first glance, but that are critical to the success of the industry.
The tech world continues to grow faster than many other industries, and provides pay and benefits at higher levels than other sectors. Some jobs require special education and training, but there are many non-tech, tech jobs that do not.
There are nearly 300 occupations in software technology and IT alone. Explore the most common and in-demand jobs available today.
Information Technology Services
People with these jobs manage IT projects, solve computer problems, and manage websites.
People with these jobs design and run computer and information networks, on-premise and in the cloud.
Programming and Software Development
People with these jobs write computer programs and software.
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Portland Tech Jobs
Covering the Greater Portland Metro Area, Portland Tech Jobs is a great resource for learning about the local tech scene.
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