Alternative Careers for Self-Employed Gig Workers
The gig economy is attractive work for those who value freedom in their roles. But jumping from one project or role to the next takes its toll. What freelancers may not realize is that going from self-employed to employed offers many of the same benefits in the IT industry. Gig workers are self-motivated and reliable people, making them a great fit for IT careers that require people to be dedicated to self-learning and following through on commitments.
If you are looking for how to get out of the self-employment life and into a full-time role, a transition into an IT career is the fit for you. Whether you are an Uber delivery driver, pet sitter, virtual assistant, or personal shopper, your skills will transfer seamlessly to the IT field.
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What Are the Best Jobs After Being Self-Employed?
You take initiative and have a high sense of responsibility. You are great at problem solving because you are oriented towards your goal. You also do well with change and can adapt to different experiences. This probably sounds like your everyday life. We’re here to tell you this is also what everyday life looks like in IT.
The life of a gig worker is characterized by taking what comes your way in stride. Couriers and delivery drivers have great memory for routes and can also adjust with any surprises which can resemble a computer technician’s day of blending routine software maintenance and last-minute issues. Personal assistants are highly organized individuals. They would make excellent help desk technicians with their ability to juggle multiple tasks while being experts at prioritizing. What’s great is you can keep the flexibility because many IT roles (and our program) can be done from the comfort of home.
A career in information technology can be in your future.
IT Support Specialist
IT Support Specialists play a core role in organizations by providing information technology support. This can look like answering questions and resolving technical issues, troubleshooting problems and maintaining software, and improving IT systems.
Computer Technicians help set companies up for success. A regular day may look like installing computers, printers, or software and working on managing the organization’s network and equipment.
Technical Support Technician
Technical Support Specialists get their hands metaphorically dirty by getting down to the nitty-gritty of computer support and troubleshooting. They provide end-users with assistance in technical, software, and hardware problems.
Help Desk Technician
Help Desk Technicians help keep the system running smoothly by managing communications between the end user and the rest of the IT team. Sorting support tickets, diagnosing problems, and guiding customers to where they need to go is a glimpse into their day-to-day.
Desktop Support Technician
Desktop Support Technicians develop strong understandings of the system and its hardware and software. They are all about supporting and maintaining the organization’s technology to ensure optimal workspace performance.
Service Desk Analyst
Service Desk Analysts are IT professionals who help monitor inquiries, problems, and IT issues as well as responding to and supporting end users who request help.
NOC Technicians also known as Network Operations Center Technicians keep operations up and going by keeping an eye on user incident and outage reporting and then providing resolutions as needed. This could look like direct support to the customer or implementing or repairing firewalls, routing, or remote access protocols.
Transitioning From the Gig Economy to the Office
Training is critical for any professional job. It helps you build the skills needed to become efficient in your new role and gives you hands-on opportunities to learn about the field before starting. You supply the reliability, confidence, and organization like you are used to already and we’ll provide the rest. Our program prepares every Tek Ladder student for a lifelong IT career so you can leave the gig economy behind you.
Online IT Training Program
2 months is all it takes to step into a new industry. Our curriculum is focused on networking, systems, and security to provide optimal IT network support. This is a strategic path towards certification that takes you from earning your first IT Service Badge to your first day at your dream job.
It only takes two months.
Because we only teach you the IT skills you need for a career in tech.
Train from anywhere.
Our program is completely virtual, so you can learn everything you need from your home.
You get job-skill training.
Train with hands-on activities that mimic what you'd see on the job.
We help get you hired.
We have a 93% completion rate and a vast network of hiring employers.
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