1. Software engineers are in demand
At most mature tech companies, you should be able to find a form of three commonly available tracks: working in software engineering; data science; or product management. However, software engineers will likely be the most common position, since companies often need more software engineers than other positions.
2. A foundation in software engineering provides easy pivoting in the tech industry
The best data scientists and product managers tend to be former software engineers themselves, since they possess an understanding of how to build software. This enhances their ability to derive value from data and manage software products.
3. Software engineers are not easily replaced
Despite the instability brought to the economy by COVID-19, Singapore’s tech industry has remained robust. Tech hiring, though slower than before the pandemic, continues to be at a relatively rapid pace. An attributing factor is the increased nature of online activity during COVID-19. Even in industries hurt by the pandemic, software engineers are often some of the last employees to be let go because they are harder to replace.
It’s never too late to begin a career in software engineering
If you are an aspiring software engineer seeking to be part of Singapore’s thriving technology sector, Rocket Academy can be your launch pad. Our courses are aimed at equipping people, especially prospective career switchers, with the skills and resources to achieve a fulfilling career in software engineering.
Learn the fundamentals to programming by first enrolling in Coding Fundamentals. Upon completion, you will be able to advance into Coding Bootcamp. This intensive bootcamp is the only one in Singapore with career coaching by software engineers! Students will gain sought-after technical skills, build an impressive portfolio, and receive career support to help them clinch and ace interviews with our network of over 100 hiring partners.