One career area that’s experiencing a boom in relevance (for both users and employees) is the tech industry. With the rise of social media and popular apps like Uber and Google, more and more people are working in tech. Probably the most essential is the coder and engineers. These are the people who create the formulas and algorithms used in running these apps.

Without these programmers, the tech industry wouldn’t be what it is today. Due to its popularity, it has become a top choice when it comes to a career path. But, how exactly do you break into the industry? What is the best way? For a business so huge, there are actually quite a number of paths to take.

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Start Early

If you’re young and have a passion for tech, then it’s best to start early. Fortunately, just like how there are little leagues to teach you how to play baseball, there are camps that show you how to code. It’s not rare to see Kids Typing and beginning their journey to programming. There are even websites that can jumpstart and young tyke’s drive to code. If you’re a parent with a child who is expressing interest and has a talent for tech, nurture that gift as best as you can. Sooner or later they’ll start to consider it as a potential career for them. While anyone at any age can start, it’s always best to begin when you’re young.

Make College Count

You hear of tech billionaires dropping out of college early to start their business but this is not really advisable. Those who take up Computer Science, take it seriously and stick to it have a higher chance of breaking into the tech industry with an enviable job. How dedicated you are to study your craft can make or break your chances of coding successfully. Whether you join a reputable company, a fresh startup, or go at it on your own, the knowledge you learn is what will determine how great you become.

Young or old, anyone can start coding. While it’s better to begin at a younger age because the tech industry is so bign it can accept anyone from any background. To get a job, it just needs a lot of dedication and proficient coding skills. All the best programmers and engineers all started from somewhere, but they were all passionate about their craft.

I’m Abigail Joseph, an experienced blogger, and journalist, who writes for both print as well as online media. I’m a storyteller and a travel writer at I write about luxury spa travel. Prior to this, I worked as the editor of a travel website and books.

Abigail Joseph – who has written posts on The Insider’s Guide.