Tech Skills You Can Learn while in Quarantine

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Tech Skills You Can Learn while in Quarantine

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We know that movement control practice has moved our world in different ways. If you weren’t used to being at home all day you may feel unproductive and lazy (unless you’re working from home). But it doesn’t have to be like that. You have plenty of time to invest in something that will pay off after the threat of the global pandemic blows over. We’ve created a guide where you’ll find some of the best tech skills you can learn while exercising social distancing.

Software Development

These days software engineers are some of the most in-demand professionals in the tech world. That’s why it doesn’t sound like a crazy idea to take on this skill. Software, as well as mobile apps, are a great tool for companies to generate brand engagement and also optimize some of the company’s operations. 

What do software developers do? They write and modify existing code to create a software product. Some of the tasks you’ll find as a software developer is to design and research new techniques to create a functional outcome. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a software developer can make from $105,000 to $120,000 a year. So, where can you learn this new skill while being at home? Thinkful, one of the most highly-rated coding bootcamps, might be the best option for this. Thinkful offers a short period bootcamp where you’ll learn all the necessary skills to become a software developer.

Mobile Development

According to a recent report in Mobile App Daily, 70% of global transactions are conducted through mobile apps. So this could give you an idea of how important mobile development is. Mobile development is a profession with a large work field, which is why it deserves a spot on our list. On top of that, mobile developers are a lucrative role, raking in between $144,000 to $155,000 a year.

Mobile developers create functional apps for mobile devices that are powered by iOS or Android system. Mobile developers work with different coding languages depending on the system they’ll be working on. For example, iOS developers currently work mostly with Swift. People used to work before with Objective-C, but since the language was pretty hard to work on, Apple created this new language called Swift to create mobile iOS apps. In the case of Android mobile developers, they use Java as their primary language. You could also use C and C++ to develop Android apps with Android Native Development, but most users don’t recommend to do this. 

Web Development

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Web development is everything involved in the creation of websites—from designing the visual aspects to everything within the algorithm. To create a functional and operative website, you’ll need the skills of a web developer. And, of course, you can specialize in either front-end or back-end development depending on what makes you feel more comfortable.

Web developers work with several coding languages such as HTML, CSS, and Java. The key to a functional web development relies on several aspects such as user experience, responsive design, loading speed, among other crucial points. This is the ultimate recipe for a successful website, and you can learn to do this while observing the quarantine period. General Assembly is one of the schools that is currently working completely remotely and offers a high-quality web development Bootcamp. 

Want to know how important is web development for companies? A report from Impact shows that 81% of customers look for products online before buying at a physical store, so this is a field where you’ll be very likely to find a good job.

Conclusion

So are you ready to learn all these new tech skills? This movement restriction period could be the best opportunity to expand your career opportunities, so let’s take advantage of the spare time and invest it in something that will bring benefits to your career after this situation is over. It’s important to point out that most of these schools are currently working completely remotely. Besides, most of them offer you a plan where you don’t have to pay everything upfront, you can do it after you find a job and start working with the new skills you learned from them.

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Updated 09:53 PM UTC+8, 27 Apr 2020
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Artur Meyster
Artur Meyster
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Artur Meyster is the CTO of Career Karma (YC W19), an online marketplace that matches career switchers with coding bootcamps. He is also the host of the Breaking Into Startups podcast, which features people with non-traditional backgrounds who broke into tech.
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