You may be a tech consultant, a project manager or a game tester playing your days out to your heart’s content. You should realize by now that being a wizard in the field of Information Technology really is awesome! Besides being the ‘tech expert’ in your family being the source of all technological needs and fixes, you my friend, as an official computer geek, get to help shape the future! Maybe by creating artificial intelligent robots that will conquer the world someday or by simply creating a simple mobile application that can help improve and even save lives.

In my own experience, I have seen and tasted the various delights the field of computer tinkering has to offer.

Here are some of the main points on why you should appreciate your work as an IT expert:

You get to think outside the box – having computer programming and hacking as your profession, the world is a sandbox. Everything has more or less a computer programming part in it nowadays that if you really excel in your chosen profession, then you might as well conquer the world. You are not restricted to one field of profession, since information technology overlaps with many professions. You can go into website development, game development, blog, maybe contact the military and provide them with new gizmos to play with. You can even change the world using simple applications and hacks.

Trying out first hand, cool, new technology – Being in the frontlines of technology you have the privilege to be the first ones to know about new technology and sometimes you get to be the first ones to play with them too. While a lawyer may be browsing over case files, or some architect sketching out his plans, you could be in your garage making your own iron man outfit.

You get to help a lot of people – In my experience, one of the most rewarding things about being a computer geek would be the people that I help in all my days of tinkering. These are the people whose lives you’ve helped improved.

High Demand – Many business experts have also concluded that Information Technology is the new most demanded profession by the 20th century. As we see a rise in technological breakthroughs so will we see an increase in the demand for tech-savvy warriors! This means there will always be a job waiting for you, if you know where to look.

High Paying Jobs – The high demand in the profession also logically improves the average salary of programmers and tech experts. If you have the skills needed by the larger companies, you may well be seeing yourself in your own luxury home in no time!

Taking up Computer Science and Information Technology as a career path may be challenging sometimes, I’ve also listed some of the most challenging things about being a computer expert in the field of Information Technology. However considering all the cool stuff you get to play with and all the exciting things you can encounter, well it might be well worth your trouble.

Do you have any exciting adventure as an IT expert you want to share with us? We’d like to hear your stories in the comments section below!