IT Employment

General discussion

Is it advisable to change to IT jobs with different specialization?

By arjunbrightstar ·
I started my IT career as a Level 1 IT Support for around 2 years. I mostly worked using SQL and Unix in this job. Then, I joined another job as a PEGA Developer and have been working for around 1.5 years. I use the PEGA software for this current job. I am thinking of switching to another IT job which is based on another specialization (UiPath, Network Engineering etc.).

But is it advisable if I keep changing different IT role jobs every 2 - 3 years (Eg. from IT Support to PEGA Developer to Network Engineer)?

Or is it expected for a person working in the IT Industry to stick to a specific IT role for a long period of time? (Example: Working as a Java programmer for 10 - 15 years).
Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Re: switching jobs

by Kees_B Moderator In reply to Is it advisable to change ...

I'd say it's more satisfying (and better earning) to grow from junior to expert in a specialisation you like than to switch to another junior position every few years.

But that doesn't mean that as a developer you have to stick to the same programming language and the same tools until you retire in 45 years.

Collapse -

Re: switching jobs

by fairytails1313 In reply to Is it advisable to change ...

It depends on your personal preferences. Some people like to change their specialization and try themselves n something new while others prefer to stay at one place.

Related Discussions

Related Forums