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November 15, 2019

7 Myths Deflecting Teens from Tech Careers – Part 2

Only tech companies like Facebook and Google have tech jobs to offer, right?


And working with technology means spending your entire workday stuck behind a desk, correct?


Neither is the case, says Charles Eaton, CEO of Creating IT Futures, Executive Vice President, Social Innovation, for CompTIA and award-winning author of “How to Launch Your Teen’s Career in Technology: A Parent’s Guide to the T in STEM Education.”


In an early episode of our podcast Technologist Talk with Charles Eaton, Eaton busts twoCharlesEaton_speaks_at_TSA2019blog more of the seven myths that can discourage teens from pursuing tech careers. During the second conversation of a 3-part series of podcasts, Charles debunks a couple more popular myths about working with technology:


  1. If it’s not at Facebook or Google, it’s not a technology job

    Per Eaton, half of all available tech jobs are at companies that don’t have technology as a core mission, across the spectrum of industries – from finance to farming to fashion.

    “Pretty much any [business] area you can think of, if there is a need for technology, there is a need for technologists,” Eaton tells Technologist Talk host R.C. “Bob” Dirkes.

  2. A tech career means being stuck behind a desk

    Jobs working with technology as customer service reps, field service technicians and help desk support are among positions Eaton cites that require technologists to leave their desks and interact with people – not just monitors, tablets and smartphones.


Click here to listen to this Podcast Flashback, just in case you missed the episode first time around.


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