April 15, 2013
When choosing a career one must take into consideration many variables. Strengths, weaknesses, likes, dislikes, and so on. After taking the MBTI assessment, strengths quest, and researching various career paths, I have decided to pursue a career in the cloud computing field.
After taking the MBTI assessment I learned that my four letters are ESTP. ESTP stands for extraversion, sensing, thinking, and perceiving. This four letter acronym means that I focus attention on the outer world of people and things, take in information through my five senses, make decisions mostly on the basis of logic, and take a spontaneous, flexible approach to life.
My strengths quest revealed that my five of my strongest strengths are adaptability, responsibility, command, context, and significance. I believe that a career in cloud computing connects very well with my MBTI and strengths, because it requires an outgoing person who is flexible, but also thinks logically and makes decisions based on facts.
A career in the cloud computing field, more specially the business side, requires a four year degree. This degree should be in business management with some aspect of computer science as a minor. After being hired as an entry level employee, many companies will pay for their employees to attend additional training courses that will help them gain a better understanding of the cloud, and how they can sell this service to businesses. The median salary for people in the cloud computing field is around $100,000. The world is on the verge of a cloud computing bubble, so job placement in this field is extremely high for college graduates. There are 1.7 million current job openings in the cloud computing sector, making up 28% of the IT/tech industry. In the business side of this industry, I would most likely start out as an entry level sales
person or analyst. Most companies in this sector tend to promote within and provide opportunities to climb the corporate ladder.
Some of the largest companies with many job openings in the cloud computing business analyst field are IBM, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, and Oracle. The working conditions seem to be normal to that of a large corporation, with open office environments. You would be working collaboratively with co-workers and traveling quite often. Much of your job is helping businesses learn how utilizing cloud computing can benefit their business and increase profits, efficiency, and cut costs. After researching specific job listings for the