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Python

What jobs can I get before I complete the tech degree

So like I know I won't get a developer job until I finish the techdegree. But I was wondering if there is a low entry level job I could get, like for example a IT entry job or something like that? I'm doing the python tech degree, after what level of completion could I apply for one of those low entry jobs?

2 Answers

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
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Hi there! In addition to the answer left above, I would point out that IT (Information Technology) and programming are separate disciplines with some overlap. But the amount of overlap you're talking about is unrealistic. Being an expert programmer will not make you an expert in IT and vice versa. Each requires its own knowledge base.

However, if you have previous experience in networking, routing, switching, server administration, database administration, monitoring of network traffic and things of that nature, then an IT job might be for you.

Hope this helps! :sparkles:

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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It sounds like you' might be assuming the completion of the techdegree track to guarantee a job β€” that may not be a realistic expectation. While it's no doubt an excellent way to acquire necessary knowledge for a job, it's not likely to be all or even part of a job's requirements by itself.

You should expect to evaluate job requirements on a case-by-case basis. Each will be a bit different, and it is possible that you might meet the requirements of a specific intern-level opening even while you are still working on your training. You just need to compare the employer's list of requirements to your current capabilities for each opening.

You might find this older question about Techdegree certification and job opportunities enlightening.

I don't think the techdegree guarantees a job. But I think with the knowledge from the tech degree I could get a entry level job as a developer ?

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,952 Points

You might start looking at the posted requirements for job openings you would be interested in.