An old friend of mine called the other day because he wants to break into the tech sector. His stagnant work in the health care industry frustrates him, and he wants to flex his entrepreneurial muscles. He was asking for advice because his lack of formal computer science education was concerning to him.
During my time in the tech sector, I’ve often heard this hesitation from intelligent people like my friend. What many don’t realize is that the barrier of entry for learning to code is really low. The problem is that the barrier of entry to the tech sector seems high!
This high barrier of entry to the tech sector is artificially.
Watching Hollywood “nerds” hammering away at keyboards makes learning to build programs seems abstract and involved. But in reality, executing on an idea is something that anyone can do, given time. The field is more accessible than ever!
But here’s the secret; you don’t have to wait for anyone or anything. No one needs to give you the go-ahead, you already have it.
My friend wants to do medical work. It’s a field with tons of potential users – patients, nurses, doctors, you name it. It’s a huge customer segment, as most people will go through the healthcare system at some point! All he has to do is think of an idea and build it.
Building something and showing it to people is all you need to do to become involved in the tech sector.
It will be tough to build something novel, but the rewards of building a big tech company are obvious. Social impact, huge monetary gains, you name it. It’s there for the taking. All you need to do to get involved with the tech sector is build your product and get it into people’s hands.
The time is now!
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