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    Software Testing


    by jasonroy111 ·

    Is QA Tester a good career to start? Are there any other IT careers that you could recommend? I’m scared of making the wrong choice, cause my 30s are coming up and I don’t want to mess up my career change.

    I’m posting this here because I am leaning towards QA testing and currently, I am working at “Quality Assurance Services and Software Testing Solutions- Ghost QA”, but some are saying that out of IT jobs, this one isn’t the best choice (lower salaries and slow growth). I don’t even know if that’s true and I thought that this is the best place to see if that’s true

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      by birdmantd ·

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      I don’t know how well QA pays in your area, but I think that it would most likely be a more guaranteed source of work than many other fields. Programmers are in demand, but someone has to thoroughly test those programs to avoid potential crashes and/or vulnerabilities. I cannot say with certainty what the best option/field is best for you, I can only provide my own opinion on the matter.

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      One of many fields impacted by AI.

      by rproffitt ·

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      How are you applying AI tools for this work?

      Sometimes I find folk that have no exposure or work with AI tools.

      It was December 2022 when I met with a good friend that does hardware and software development and they hadn’t tried out GPT in any form. After a few minutes the light bulb moment occurred and they saw the potential. Now over a year later the company has cut two or more outsourced jobs and apply AI to many tasks.

      Are you embracing this change?

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      by SZ.saherzahid ·

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      Starting a career in QA Testing can be a solid choice, offering stable opportunities in the IT industry. However, if you’re open to exploring other paths, consider roles like software development, data analysis, or cybersecurity, which also offer promising prospects. Ultimately, choose a path that aligns with your interests and long-term goals, and remember, it’s never too late to pivot if needed.

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      by Softprodigy23 ·

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      Are you considering a career in quality assurance testing (QA) within the realm of IT? Or perhaps you’re already in the field and seeking insights into potential career paths? Join our discussion to explore the world of quality assurance services, software testing solutions, and broader IT career opportunities.

      In this forum, we aim to provide guidance and insights for individuals like you who are contemplating a career in QA testing or are already immersed in the field. It’s common to feel apprehensive about making career decisions, especially as your 30s approach. However, rest assured that there are numerous pathways within the IT industry that offer fulfilling and lucrative opportunities.

      While QA testing is a valuable component of software development, it’s essential to acknowledge that it may not be the perfect fit for everyone. Some individuals express concerns about lower salaries and slower career growth compared to other IT roles. However, it’s crucial to recognize that the IT landscape is diverse, offering a multitude of career options beyond QA testing.

      If you’re interested in exploring alternative IT career paths, consider roles such as software development, cybersecurity, data analysis, cloud computing, project management, and more. Each of these fields presents unique challenges, opportunities, and earning potentials.

      Furthermore, the perception of QA testing as a stagnant career path may not always hold true. With advancements in technology, methodologies, and automation, the role of QA testers is continuously evolving. Embracing new skills, such as test automation, performance testing, and security testing, can enhance your value and propel your career forward.

      Ultimately, the decision regarding your career path should align with your interests, skills, and long-term goals. Take the time to explore various options, seek mentorship, and consider pursuing additional certifications or education to enhance your qualifications.

      Whether you choose to embark on a journey in QA testing or explore alternative IT careers, remember that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. By staying informed, proactive, and adaptable, you can navigate your IT career with confidence and success. Join the conversation to gain valuable insights and support on your professional journey.

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