Is Switching Careers From Non-Tech To Tech Challenging?

Non-tech to Tech, How difficult is that

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“Being a Non-Tech background tech aspirant, can I get into Tech, especially into the trending Full Stack Web Development? What Full Stack Developer skills should I learn?”


This is the question that we as an EdTech with courses in Full Stack Development often face from our newly enrolling students. Seeing this confusion cropping around for a while now, we decided to jump in, with a quick answer, to this in-vogue query about the career switch from non-IT to IT. 

In our over two decades of experience, we have seen several students from Non-Tech backgrounds successfully transitioning to IT domains, especially into Development. 

We feel there is no restriction in the tech domain. Even for our advanced Tech courses like full stack development, skills requirement is kept to a minimum. We keep the entries open for all aspiring and interested students. Something we want you to know is that tech is all around us, and anyone can cultivate interest at any point in time. 

That said, challenging yourself by putting into the alien tech world takes augmented efforts and practice. Anybody can become a techie for sure, but it takes a great deal of zeal and hard work. Being a full stack developer, the skills to be exhibited are huge, you see!   

What are the current tech market trends?

In Stackoverflow’s annual developer survey, around 100,000 interviewees stated that only half of the professional developers had a bachelor’s degree. Reports also suggested that the software development field turns out to be dominated by passionate newbies. The main observation then made was that most professional developers were relatively new to coding. 

“Only 55% have been coding for less than eight years, and a 1/3 have been coding for less than five years.”

Stackoverflow’s annual developer survey.

 Is switch from non-tech to tech challenging?

Yes! It is challenging! But it is real and happening everywhere and is worth taking this challenge. That is to say that professionals transitioning from other non-IT fields into core IT development seemed to be immensely high. Tech is somehow influencing professionals from every domain to give it a never-getting back chance whatsoever. Professionals are hugely shifting by adopting new Full stack developer skills, for example, and are making their big-time hits! 

One thing that we found strikingly interesting is -almost all professional developers enjoy coding as a hobby. And that great developers emerge just with a flick of hobbies.


How & Why does a transition from non-IT to IT benefit you? 

The demand for techies has exponentially risen in the last decade. In the light of Covid-19, the world of work has more or less digitally shifted with ease. 

“Most global enterprises are seen expanding with digitization and automation. Due to this, the demand for IT professionals has at least doubled in the last 14 months.”

-reported the Indian Staffing Federation (ISF)  


Market Point of View on career switch from non-IT to IT:

The 2021 market has witnessed a sudden surge in demand for digital skills. Booming technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing, IoT, Blockchain, etc., are calling loud for freshers and other non-tech graduates.

Owing to the supply-side pressure, a tangible shift towards immediate hires of fresh graduates is happening, says ISF. The highest is on the Tech-side, which is somewhere around 24% in 2021.

Career switch from non-IT to IT- Aspirant Point of  View:

Bidding the current situation, bolstered with highly-paying, attention-seeking, interesting job roles, IT is in the limelight and an attractive room for even non-IT background professionals. So switching careers from non-Tech to the so-called high-profile tech is trending all the more. 

Though most IT professionals complain about sitting in a pressure cooker feel, IT has always stayed on the greener side for the mushrooming graduates. The main reason, which we underline, is the dynamic nature of the jobs, calling for more innovations, and of course, the packages, which we can ignore the least. 

What to do to make the transition from non-IT to IT possible? How to get trained with Full Stack Developer skills?

  • Garnering the requisite skills for the kind of role that you are aspiring to reach should remain your primary goal.
  •  Ensure to highlight the key learnings, responsibilities handled, and achievements in your non-tech role. 
  • Consider the transferable skills that you have picked up from your previous non-tech role(if any) and highlight those when you look for opportunities on the tech side.
  • Earn the certificates and keep yourself open to challenges.
  • Practice a lot and make sure you are ready to face the challenges in the interviews
  • Network hard and keep learning, because tech is ever-growing and reinvented every hour.

At the end of the day, organizations are nothing but a group of people, all striving towards a single goal. The interpersonal and communication skills honed in your non-tech role will be of use in tech roles as well.

How can ZEN Class from GUVI help you in your career transition from non-IT to IT?

Switching from non-IT backgrounds to IT is becoming rather easy these days, thanks to EdTech Companies like GUVI. GUVI is working towards such speedy transformations. For the absolutely new or beginner programmers, GUVI follows a step-by-step transition protocol. Guiding you in the right direction, GUVI ensures that no compromises are made and the right talent meets the right tech. 100% Placement Support is the best feature that ZEN Class from GUVI gives you. 3 month live/ online courses on Full Stack Development is a good place to switch your career from any background to purely tech domains.

That said, candidates just need to get counseled properly and enroll in the right course that they carry an interest in. Thereafter, it’s on EdTech to handhold you with good mentoring, hands-on practice, rigorous mock interview drills, and quality industry exposure, augmented with tech and interpersonal skill enhancement drills. 

ZEN class: Successful transition with Full stack developer skills

Specifically speaking about the ZEN class from GUVI, one of the prime reasons why Full Stack Development training stands different from others is the training methodology itself. 

Chemical Engineering to Full Stack Development

Here is a transition journey that we would like to proudly share with you. Bhargavi Radhakrishnan, now a Full Stack Developer, owns a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering. She, who was very new to programming, now enjoys coding in full swing. Bhargavi started learning coding just with the idea of adding another star to her collar. 

Transitions like hers showcase a great deal of zeal for learning. Her dedication dictates that anyone can achieve anything, just one needs to focus and stay determined. This transition success story is an inspiration to all non-tech professionals. Professionals, who find themselves in a fix while pursuing thoughts of moving to Tech. 

When asked Bhargavi whether she is happy with this switch from non-IT background to IT, she responds with a smile. Bhargavi says, ”The journey from Non-IT to IT took me a lot of time. This was because I was too new to programming. However, my friends and mentors stayed positive around me and supported me in every walk towards achieving success. ”

No, we are not saying the transition from non-IT to IT is going to be any easy, but if you really aspire to achieve it, nothing is impossible, you see!

Our courses are way simplified for easy learning every topic is covered from scratch. These courses provide added value with industry-recognized certificates. The practice platforms like Codekata, Webkata, & MicroArc present a planet of hands-on on all related skills. All these are in a way incomplete without the marathon of mock interviews and other value-added activities like seminars, workshops, and more.  

We have seen tremendous transitions from non-IT to IT and internally within IT too.

How to make a successful transition from non-IT to IT?

“It’s Okay To Focus On Your Strengths Rather Than Your Weaknesses.”  

Laura Lakhwara,
Technology Adoption and Customer Success Leader

To switch from non-IT to IT successfully, you need to build plenty of connections, develop transferable skills, and gain practical experience along with an all-embracing portfolio. Figuring out how to do all of that can be challenging, but you can take one step at a time and make progressive calculated moves.

That is where EdTechs make their debut entry. Whether transitioning a long-time career or a mushrooming graduate degree, many aspirants have leveraged the assistance by EdTech to transition from a non-Tech background to Tech. 

Biomedical Engineer to Full Stack Developer

After seeing this BioMedical Engineers transition success story, you surely would believe that such transitions definitely occur and they occur with perseverance. Venkata Prasad, now a Full Stack Developer at Saveo, was once a Biomedical Engineer. A 2020 passed-out graduate from a non-CS background, Venkat had a keen interest in technology. So he decided to take a leap and switch to IT. He enrolled himself in GUVI and started his training in Full Stack Development. Soon after completion of his GUVI ZEN Class online program, Venkat got placed as a Full Stack Developer. He is now enjoying a lucrative career!

From Testing to Full Stack Development (not completely non-tech to tech, though)

Shruti, who was working in the testing domain was keen to make a switch to development. So she joined Full Stack Development Course at ZEN Class GUVI. While this cannot be called a pure transition from Non-Tech to Tech, a successful transition it sure is! It took 8 months of time for Shruti to successfully switch from testing to the programming domain. And she seems to be very happy after this transition.  

Shruti is yet another student from ZEN Class GUVI who owes a big-time to the mentors and course coordinators at the ZEN Class.

Wrapping Up

It’s quite obvious for anyone to develop a different interest altogether. And tech has been under that limelight for quite some time now, any professional can feel a wavering interest to move into tech and development. 

If you are one of those non-tech background professionals who are willing to move on to Tech and not know how? Then probably our team of Expert Mentors, who are Industry-Experts themselves can pitch in and discuss your interests. Feel free to drop your contact information here and Experts will contact you shortly.

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A traveler, and explorer, Archana is an active writer at GUVI. You can usually find her with a book/kindle binge-reading (with an affinity to the mystery/humor).

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