How you can shape the future in a technology career

Alex Simmons our consultant managing the role

With an estimated global value of 5.3 trillion USD, there is a wealth of opportunity in the technology sector. 

This huge industry is only set to grow in the coming years, playing a key role in overcoming almost all modern-day challenges ranging from supporting growing populations to helping tackle global warming. 

Careers in this space are not only lucrative but can also have a significant, positive impact. 

At Mark Stattin, we work with candidates to help them find fulfilling roles in the technology sector. So, if you are wondering ‘why should I work in tech’ or ‘what are the benefits of working in tech’, read this blog on how a career in technology can help you shape the future. 

Transform industries 

A career in technology offers a platform for forward-thinking individuals to become visionaries and thought leaders, helping them propel their industry into new and better ways of doing things. Technology has and continues to revolutionise almost every industry.

Transforming manufacturing 

For example, advances in robotics and automation have drastically increased manufacturing precision and accuracy whilst minimising human involvement in unsafe environments and on dull, repetitive tasks. 

3D printing has also had a huge impact on this industry by speeding up prototyping, making it easier and more cost-effective to bring new products to market. 

In fact, one study looked at the manufacturing process of six ice cream spoons. It found that the creation of an aluminium mould required 30 days and $1400 to build. This contrasted with 3D printing which achieved the same outcome in 7 hours and for just $785. 

Transforming finance

Similarly, technology has drastically changed the face of the finance industry in recent years. Fintech has made it easier than ever to make digital payments, undertake peer-to-peer lending and offer automated advice through robo-advisors. In the coming years, it is likely that blockchain will help increase transparency and offer better levels of security for financial transactions. 

Our recruiters at Marks Sattin have a great deal of knowledge in the field and considerable years of technology recruitment experience. This means we will be able to place you in a role or specific industry you are interested in and passionate about. Or, if you are unsure what subdiscipline in tech you would like to pursue, we can guide you through the process. 

Transform people’s lives 

Whoever you are, technology likely already plays a big part in your life. Many of us rely on technology in our personal and professional lives to drive greater levels of productivity and to access new information. In fact, you would not be reading this blog post without the technology behind your phone, computer, or tablet. 

Technology has even helped us create a safer world, with advanced tracking and monitoring technologies making it easier for emergency services to identify incidents and respond to them quickly. For example, the innovative location service ‘what3words’ is already being used by 85% of the UK’s Police, Ambulance and Fire services to speed up locating incidents. 

Equally technology such as virtual and augmented reality are helping to revolutionise education by providing immersive learning environments. 

Pursuing a career in technology can help you radically improve people's day-to-day lives as well as the essential services we all rely on. 

Transform the planet 

There is no denying that the health of the planet is one of the most concerning issues in modern times, with many global governments setting ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions and improve natural habitats. 

There is little chance of ever meeting these targets without technological advancements. 

For example, advancements in renewable energy are already helping reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. In fact, in the US, renewable energy already accounts for 20% of all energy production. A figure that is set to rise with technological advancements such as tandem solar cells helping to drastically increase solar panel efficiency. 

Those who work in the technology sector will continue to have a positive impact on the planet through the advancements of greener technology. 

Find your next tech job with Marks Sattin

There are many reasons to consider a career in technology. Many of these are linked to financial benefits and exciting career progression. 

Yet, it is undeniable that the opportunity to have a positive impact on people's everyday lives, transform industries and benefit the planet are all huge factors that contribute to fulfilling careers in the tech industry. 


To start your career in tech or to find your next exciting role, browse our dedicated technology careers page.

20/09/23
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