Myth: Tech jobs are boring and nerdy


The stereotype of the tech geek is partially valid. Many tech jobs are highly technical. They appeal to people who love to get buried in the details. And that’s great, because we need experts who love their work for its own sake.

But that’s only one part of today’s tech career story. Canada has 700,000-plus tech professionals. They work in every field from the arts, to energy, to human resources. Many of these jobs require a mashup of skills from several technical disciplines. Others are mostly about understanding and leading an organization in its use of technology to achieve goals. Others still are creative entrepreneurs who are driven to make a tech business succeed.

There is a still lot of room for tech nerds, and that’s great! But equally, you can have a fantastic tech career by drawing on all sorts of other passions.