Are IT jobs a thing of the past?
So, I’m semi looking for a new job right now. I got my Bachelors in Applied Science like 15 years ago. The way the degree worked is I majored in technology and minored in business. But my major had a kind of a major and minor too. I could major in Cisco and minor in Microsoft or major in Microsoft and minor in Cisco. I majored in Cisco. But, after I graduated, I decided I didn’t really like routers and switches, so I’ve worked in the Windows server space since. I’ll admit, in my honest opinion, I think I make really good money for what I do. But, my job is going in the wrong direction and away from technology and I’m considering a change. But, I’m a little rusty on my Windows server stuff. My company doesn’t keep up with the newest and greatest OSes. I need to learn Windows servers better. But, I’ve been trying to find study material and it is getting really hard to find these days. They do have books on it. But, what I was looking for was where in college I would get a textbook and the corresponding lab manual where you could practice what you just read in the text book. Those basically don’t exist anymore. The Microsoft Official Academy Courses book series has been discontinued.
I’m now noticing that MCSE, MCTIP, and other certs they’ve had forever are being discontinued. All their new certs seem to be 100% cloud certs. A few weeks ago, I was talking to my manager telling her that I feel my position is drifting too far away from technology and I have to start turning it back towards technology because that’s what my degree is in. She tells me, well the industry is starting to go the other way and that’s the way we’re going.
I’m starting to think she’s right. Is she right? Are IT technical positions going to just fade away? Will the only technology positions be if I work at a cloud service provider because Microsoft is going to push the thin client model where everything is hosted in the cloud?
I went into a technology career because I saw it as the future. But maybe I was wrong?