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Easiest Jobs to Get in IT

I am glad I captured your attention but I hope you know that I am using the term “easiest’ here loosely. Nothing good and worth having ever comes easy. Or at least it shouldn’t. Even in a technologically advanced world that we are living and thriving in today, IT careers still require a lot of hard work and passion. This is probably one of the few professions, like medicine, that you almost have to focus exclusively to gain top-notch skills and build expertise.

The list below contains a few jobs in the IT industry which may be considered relatively easy. Most of them are entry-level positions to more technical and rewarding fields. Take notes as IT enthusiasts are starting the journeys into the exciting world that is called tech.

Software Developer

Please refer to my first statement. Software development is not a walk in the park. To come up with software to meet the needs of a business or entity, maintain and update it over time is no small feat. However, this job is on the list and at the first row as it is well paying and rewarding, and its low barrier to entry it testifies. On most occasions, no strict academic requirements are enforced for this position. A portfolio of your work and recommendations would suffice.

If you are looking to dip your toe into this field of IT, remember that some of the most attractive skills are those in Java, SQL, JavaScript, and Python. You are welcome. Microsoft offers MTA certifications for beginners or MCSD certifications if intermediate-level. Besides, software developers earn an average salary of $104,300 annually.

Computer User Support Specialist

Did I hear you snort? While this may be the most basic of levels in the IT world, do not delude yourself by thinking that it is not worth anyone’s time. Tech support is still experiencing growth, and according to Forbes, it will continue to grow through to 2024 at a rate of 12% and more. Put your assumptions aside and think for a brief moment. More advances in tech mean more computers, devices, systems, and apps. That, in turn, means more problems are bound to rise. Who is better to fix them than Support Specialists? These tech tasks can earn you up to $55,500 annually.

Yes, it probably doesn’t have the greatest salary package and that field is beyond saturated at the moment. However, it is still a great entry point into the IT labor market with promise for growth. To top that off, no advanced training and academic qualification are required. Find the certifications by Cisco, Citrix, EC-Council, Linux or Juniper that suit you most. Zeal and the desire to learn is all you need!

IT Architects

No one wakes up one day and becomes an IT Architect. The beauty about IT architects and the reason they appear on this list is the role they play in organizations. The architect’s main job is to design the ‘big picture’ of their company’s tech infrastructure. The current infrastructure may meet current needs, but there is no such guarantee in the future. IT architects are special and valuable because they not only anticipate what the organization’s future needs are, but they also design and plan networks and systems around them. Once you have specialized in your passion, forging the way forward becomes a second nature.

There are two types of IT architects: functional and certified. As the name implies, certified architects are those that have been certified formally through training like AWS and Advanced Networking certifications. They are extremely in high demand, so if you ever found yourself glancing at these certifications, you might want to look again. Professionals certified in either field earn a salary that ranges from $78,553 to $167,367 yearly.

Web Developer

Who are the unseen, behind-the-scenes proprietors of all we enjoy online? You guessed it right. Web developers are responsible for all the websites and web pages we love to log on to daily, and their job is to design, create and perpetuate the websites, that’s what land them on this list. From blogs to websites and forums, web developers and their unique skills are in high demand in the market. Anyone can have a website developed at any time according to one’s needs and goals. Website is the second step in your plan to tell all around about your business after you’ve determined the field you’ve chosen to develop in and ‘ve written your business plan. Websites help you to find and interact with the customers. Internet is the place where you (your website) and your customers meet. For that we go online and find website, that’s how businesses and corporations work nowadays and make profit.

Nowadays, there are hundreds of millions of websites, blogs, and forums online. And there is potential for a billion more. To be a web developer and tap into this inexhaustible source of business, you do not need any academic training (though it helps too). Self-taught web developers are an actual part of that labor force. You also can choose this path. You can get certifications by Microsoft, Google, Adobe and get an annual wage of $88,488.

Computer Network Support Specialists

Yes, they too are not going anyway. Just as we need User Support Specialists, we also need Network Support staff. Otherwise, who would ensure that the technological systems that we have come to rely on almost exclusively keep running? Their growth is not about to taper off any time soon either, because of the constant development of tech systems and devices. They test, analyze, troubleshoot, maintain and resolve any network issues as they occur. Call them ground flight managers, without whom the IT flight cannot take off. Find the certifications by CompTIA first.

Network Support Specialists are also making a good income which approximately $73,890 yearly.

Junior Data Analysts

Right next to AI, you will agree with me that the hottest buzzword in IT circles and even the world over is data. Data here, data there, data everywhere. In this era of advanced technology and free-flowing information, data is in excess. There is a lot of data surrounding all industries with access to technology and information. For business to make any sense out of it, data analysts are required.

They are responsible for analyzing the data using special analysis tools to get necessary information relevant to the organization and making reports, required to implement decisions which have an impact on further business development. They should be able get the necessary data quickly or to remove the corrupted one. To get this job, you do not have to be exclusively trained in IT, but it is a great experience for the trained ones because it gives them a chance to see the power of their skills in transforming businesses. Analytical skills, interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills, knowledge of programming languages (SQL, Python, etc) is a must. The average annual salary is $55,350.


The IT job market falls under what Human Relations gurus call tight labor markets. This means that their skills are elitist and not as bountiful as other careers that were brought about by the prior industrial revolutions. That said, the aim of the list was to equip you with options in an industry whose growth is only beginning. There are enough pieces of cake for everyone. Just be persistent and ambitious.

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