Will tech careers be as hot as now in 20 years?

Amazon lgjjnd
May 23 29 Comments

Might sound stupid, but I want to have an idea of what could be the fields that my kids would make good money out of (and not burn themselves out working 16 hours a day, or study 10 years in college before actually getting paid like doctors).

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  • Microsoft mrferriss
    We can’t even predict what will happen next year let alone 20 years. If you want to help your children, you should teach them how to learn. If you want good money, teach them how to think critically and be more business mindset.
    May 23 3
    • Amazon lgjjnd
      OP
      Business mindset is a good tip. Thanks
      May 23
    • New
      notTeslaa

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      notTeslaamore
      MAdk my words. Tesla stock would go .....
      May 23
    • Google wdyt
      wasn’t tech a profitable field to work in, in the 80’s? And now it’s 40 years later. And tech is becoming insane..all of these advances. I just don’t see it going anywhere, the opportunity for a well paying career.

      I picked tech because it’s a good starter career and I liked it enough at the time, still am sort of happy.
      May 23
  • Oracle / Eng such!slife
    Planning for your kids career? :P
    May 23 12
    • Amazon lgjjnd
      OP
      Yes, I have. I passed Google interviews (before LC existed!).
      Which jobs have same or higher TC and better WLB? That's my original question
      May 23
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      notTeslaa

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      notTeslaamore
      I can't answer that question but I also know that if someone could answer that question is also probably a stupid.
      May 23
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    • Amazon dude123
      If you passed Google, why are you at Amzn?
      May 23
    • Amazon lgjjnd
      OP
      Didn't find a team match and couldn't wait longer, so had to go with Amazon offer.
      May 23
  • MailChimp Ht67845
    Teach your kids to be curious, encourage them to think critically, and support them in their interests. Read to them, treat them like adults, and help them make good choices. Build trust with them so they know they can depend on your wisdom.

    There’s no way that you can pick their careers for them, or know what will be the right option for them. We can only give our kids the tools they need to succeed in their own endeavors, not choose their path for them.
    May 23 0
  • Facebook
    IlIlIl

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    I did art now I do code.
    IlIlIlmore
    Wall Street never died
    May 23 1
    • Amazon lgjjnd
      OP
      With terrible WLB
      May 23
  • New / Design Yesterday-
    The best thing you can do is make sure they are well-rounded. Encourage them to learn tech/science but also help them explore other things like art, athletics, etc. The brightest and best people are the ones that know how to leverage the thinking of multiple areas.
    May 23 0
  • Facebook ⭕w⭕
    In 20 years, AI will be writing code / SWEs and we will all be their SDETs / QA.
    May 23 0
  • New / R&D BigButfl🧠
    No
    May 23 0
  • Amazon esobsn
    Maybe you’ll find out in 20 years
    May 25 0
  • Amazon / Eng DeepObsess
    If they're good with sales (if they can sell their used bike to their friends) then you're golden. Otherwise put them in STEM and make sure they also get good communication skills
    May 23 0
  • New / R&D BigButfl🧠
    Look, there's no way to really know. Traditionally high paying jobs were consulting, working your way up in management, doctor, big law, and IB. The trade is typically a lot of working hours for pretty big TC. Recently, the tech boom opened up a new market for digital advertising which made the industry flush with cash flow. That plus the efficiency of writing software means big TC. The fact that in general the wlb is still pretty good is somewhat an anomaly, but may be due to a cultural shift as most of these companies are pretty modern. As others have suggested, teach them to be curious and keep an eye on the industry and when the time comes give them some ideas of what careers may be lucrative, but let them pick their own path.
    May 23 0
  • SAP ontap
    Worried about your kid future? Make him or her the instagram star or even better youtube star. Once he/she has couple of thousands of subscriber, is set for life.
    May 23 0
  • Logitech / Eng sallE2dx
    Even hotter.
    May 23 0
  • Cisco vzIq77
    I’m hoping to be retired or near retirement in 20 years
    May 23 0

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