Building Your Career in Blockchain

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We can’t deny that for the past 18 months or so, blockchain leaped onto the world stage and presented itself as the promising next-generation solution for many of the technology sector’s most pressing dilemmas. Receiving influential endorsements from government leaders, business titans and power-hungry entrepreneurs makes it an unprecedented acknowledgment of its technology’s prowess. As The New York Times wrote back in January, “The Bitcoin bubble may ultimately turn out to be a distraction from the true significance of the blockchain.” for although Blockchain was developed first to account popular cryptocurrency, Bitcoin is probably one of the most dynamic technologies today.

All of the said enthusiasm has created a surprisingly in-demand blockchain-related jobs. According to Upwork, a global freelance exchange, blockchain-related skills were the most             in-demand among other platforms in the first quarter of 2018. Moreover, TechCrunch reports that “Blockchain-related jobs are the second-fastest growing in today’s labor market; there are now 14 job openings for every one blockchain developer.”

Indeed, blockchain technology is a new job sector without a tried and true path to success.  We didn’t grow up hearing about the technology while fostering ambitions to work on this novel technology. Therefore, the road to a successful blockchain career is as fresh and innovative as the technology itself.

Traditional paths may not even fit in. For several decades, high school students had a tough and beaten path to follow through, and the formula was relatively simple: “Do well enough in high school to be able to attend college, earn a desirable degree (may it or may not be your field of interest) and attain a high-paying job and that’s it, you are called “successful” to the so-called society standards. As you can see here, a college degree was thought to serve as your ticket for a well-paying stable job.

In 2013, through The Washington Post, that promise seemed like more of an aphorism, it said that, “only 27 percent of college graduates have a job that is related to their degree.”

Now, it’s pretty obvious that those who see their selves starting a career in blockchain technology will be following a different and unique path than technology entrepreneurs who came before them. With that in mind, there are several ways to strategically establish a career in blockchain technology. But there is something that should come beforehand: Blockchain industry needs people who are continually developing and honing their skills, who stays up-to-date with the industry’s advancement. With that, they can start developing their career without having to spend for expensive seminars or crash courses.

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