What Are The Most popular Python Career Paths?
Python certification is one of the most sought-after skills within the programming world. But have you ever wondered if it is worth the effort and where exactly are typical Python career paths? If these thoughts have crossed your mind then don’t worry, Python coding is used in a vast array of sectors and industries across the entire programming industry. It all depends, at the end of the day, on where your interests lie.
If you have an interest in coding then you could look at becoming a Network Security Specialist and fight fraud, or step into the vast field of Business Intelligence products, or become a DevOps Engineer, or even look into Software Engineering where you can help create software from scratch.
If your main interest is more management oriented then you may decide to go down the Business Analyst, Project Manager, Product Manager, Data Analyst or Operations Manager route.
With so many choices, the decision is yours.
But How Do You Follow Your Chosen Career Path?
Well, the first place to start is to learn Python online. There are many places this can be done from Universities, to colleges, to online courses. All of which offer expert tuition in the Python programming language and will lead to a recognised certification showing that you have the required skill to undertake a job within Python development.
After receiving certification, the next steps will depend on the role itself. For example, if you want to go into a Data Analyst role you will need to have a solid, working knowledge of technologies like Apache Hadoop, Pig, and Hive and experience working with statistics. You’ll also need strong analytics skills and experience working with algorithms showing that you are able to source relevant information from datasets.
If you are looking at getting into the business analytics field then you will need skills similar to those of a business analysis as well as the ability to develop and test scripts, carry out crucial business research to identify and understand issues and devise solutions that will save the company you work for money. Again, most companies will require you to have at least a couple of years experience in data analysis, running test scripts, undertaking business research, etc before they’ll hire you for this type of role.
In all cases, one of the best ways to get a foothold in the industry and gain the experience most companies will be looking for is to find a paid internship. This is a good way to get that crucial first year or two of actual practice that no amount of schooling can provide.
If you have experience within the sector already, then the best thing to do is start applying for positions and see where this leads.
For additional information, please refer to the next discussion Why Learn Python.