Software Development as a career for 12th class graduates

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By Education Today

Posted on April 5, 2022


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Software Development as a career for 12th class graduates

What after 12th? What courses after 12th? Ask any student of class 12 about their career path, and you are more than likely to get confusing answers. This is because there are a vast multitude of options available today.

The decision to choose a course or a career path should be based on your interests, your understanding of the course, and future career prospects.

If you are one of those who find technology an interesting path to choose, a career in software development is a smart choice. Here we share the why, how, and what of software development.

Technology plays a huge role in the running of almost every business today. According to Nasscom estimates, the Indian IT-BPM industry is well on its way to touch the USD 350bn mark by 2025. What this means is that the demand for IT professionals is on the rise. The domestic market is growing at an impressive 10-11%, adding approximately 130,000 -150,000 employment opportunities every single year.

Technology helps you change the world and dramatically alter the course of humanity. The way we connect with people, achieve daily tasks, enjoy entertainment or manage finances is irreversibly affected by technology. By working in IT, you will always be at the center of the change and be able to contribute to society’s progress.

Good developers are in high demand. You might not find a job for a top or famous company, but local companies are desperate to find talent. There’s no shortage of opportunities in the foreseeable future, too. On the contrary, there will likely be more demand for developers in the future, to develop new software or maintain an existing one.

It’s not painting or sketching, but programming is a highly creative profession. Any time you set out to write a program you’re creating something new. Many times you experiment with technologies, only to find that’s not a good way, so you choose a different path. Every time you write a new program, you learn something new

If you read it this far, you really know the trades of the deal without making any further dues. This is why I think anyone should pursue it.

  1. It’s a high-impact field, look at the world around you today in the face of a pandemic like covid-19 we are able to still be digitally connected, continue with our work remotely, and contribute our part to prevent the widespread of this disease.
  2. It’s a change driving field, what seemed to be unconventional a decade ago has become the reality today. Who would have thought you could pay your bills, order food to your home, stream content worldwide, book travels at your fingertips, etc. would be possible via mobile phones.
  3. You are always learning, if you are someone who gets bored of a standard routine in life then technology is something that is evolving and changing. New frameworks, patterns, and languages will always keep you at the tip of your toes.
  4. It’s highly rewarding, with the right skill sets you will be able to make a decent living out of it.
  5. You learn to embrace failures, negotiate for the right thing, raise flags when you need to, and learn to say no when you should. These I feel are some perils of real life that you learn automatically when in this field.
  6. And lastly, if you are lucky you get to work with some sharp minds, good decision-makers, and great collaborators. This is an experience in itself.

Do you see any of those qualities in yourself? If so, you may be a natural fit for working in software development.