This post is not intended as a comprehensive list of tech jobs, but rather as a quick reference to those that are actually in demand and can be found online.
Vegas is a tech-driven city. It’s easy to be distracted for a day or two by the all-the-time-trending gadgets and tech, but once you get your act together, you’ll find your tech skills are in high demand. You don’t even need to move, as many jobs require you to be in the right place at the right time. These jobs include everything from security guards to network engineers and more.
The first thing you need to do when you find yourself in the tech-sector is to get a job. You can start immediately as a generalist, or find yourself working for the tech-entrepreneurs. While you have the option to work in the private sector, you will be working for the government, government contractors, and even the military. That last one is definitely not a good idea.
The best way for a person in this field to make money is to get in there and start working with government contracts. But if you don’t find that position, a more likely outcome is that you’ll end up with a job in a private company.
Las Vegas tech jobs are also often in the food industry. That brings me to my next point. A lot of tech jobs in Vegas are in the food industry. I don’t know if this is because the tech industry has gone to hell and has no food jobs left, or if it’s just because they never made any in the first place. Either way, if you are in a tech field, you need to make sure youre making money.
I just got a call from a tech recruiter asking me to send a resume to his company. He said that he was hiring for a program that would allow an individual to make a $40,000+ a year salary in the tech industry. That is a huge ask, and I told him that I was not looking to work for someone just to make $40,000 a year. I told him that I would rather make $100,000 a year than that.
I am not a tech recruiter, but I am a person who, quite frankly, can’t afford to quit their job and run off to Vegas to work in tech. I am a mom who is working her ass off to make ends meet.
As far as tech jobs go, I don’t think Las Vegas is a particularly good place to work either. There’s no good pay, and the people you work with are generally miserable. Also, the tech jobs you are talking about are not the ones you’ll find in a tech company.
Tech companies are the ones where youll not only get paid more than $100 a pop, but youll also get to work with people who are more than willing to work for less, and a lot of times, are willing to work for crazy hours.
In tech companies, youll be working with people who also work for other tech companies, and youll be working for a company that is trying to make something of themselves. This gives you opportunity to work on cool stuff while doing something that youre interested in. Tech companies are basically the best version of Wall Street. Youll be working with people who are as smart as you are, but who also work in a very different business model.