Why the World Needs More Geeks, Just Like You

If you think Internet-related jobs are only for “geeks” interested in science and math, think again. Fifty billion things will be connected to the Internet by 2020. This Internet of Things (IoT) will create 1.5 million jobs for people who can solve problems and think creatively.

Companies desperately need people who understand the technology behind the computer networks and shiny devices we use every day. When you have these skills, you can make a difference in the world and launch a lucrative career.  

Here are 5 reasons why the world needs more “geeks.”

Geeks make innovation happen

Most of the major innovations of the last 20 years have involved Internet technology. Some have turned industries upside-down. Think Uber and taxi companies, Amazon.com and the mall, or what Netflix did to the corner video store.

Geeks save lives

When technology is applied to other industries, magic happens. For example, “telehealth” can bring medical care to people who live in remote areas or can’t afford to travel to see a doctor. Statistical analysis of weather images can warn of severe storms. These are only two examples of thousands of possibilities.

Geeks are globetrotters

Internet technology breaks down all boundaries. It allows us to work together even if we are miles apart. People with the skills to harness digital connections can find jobs in every industry, in every corner of the world. 

Geeks make business better 

Internet technology can improve efficiency, save money, and connect employees who are geographically dispersed. But first, organizations need people with the skills to set up and manage these technologies.

Geeks have fun 

When you work with technology, there is always something new to experience and learn. A career in technology will never be boring. With each new shiny object, geeks not only master it, but help use it to change the world.

Why wait? Be your own geek! Expand your career options with new technology skills today. Enroll in our free online course, “Introduction to IoT.” You’ll learn how connecting everything is benefitting everyone, and how to be part of it.