10 Best Careers in the IT sector of Nepal
IT, As an Employee of an IT company our Goal, is to “Make IT Simple.”
“It’s not a faith in technology. It’s faith in people.”
Steve Jobs, Co-founder of Apple
And it is this faith in people involved in technology that gives people involved in the IT sector a good career. Along with this, the fact that technology is on an all-time rise also has a lot to do with more people getting involved in careers in the IT sector as well.
For those who don’t know, there is a wide range of careers that you can choose in the IT sector and No- just because a person studied IT doesn’t mean that they know how to Hack!
Here we have a list of 10 careers in the IT sector that you may not know about.
- Computer Programmer
Average Monthly Salary: 50K – 80K
This is among those careers in the IT sector that everybody knows. But What does a Computer Programmer even do?
If you want to be a computer programmer, you will need to get a bachelor’s degree in computer science and get an internship to build adequate skills. As an alternative, you can join or start a company if you have adequate skills but it is recommended for you to have a certificate of your qualifications for official purposes.
- Technical Support Specialist
Average Monthly Salary: 18K -50K
Technical support is among the misunderstood careers in the IT sector of Nepal. When people think about this career aspect, they usually think about call centers and people who re-direct their calls to someone who has the answers. While you do indeed do interact on call, for the most part, there are also technical supports who interact via chat or even in real life depending on the company they work in.
As for what they do, they are not the people who redirect your call but rather the ones who solve the issues regarding computer networks and hardware for a business. To be a Technical support specialist, you would need to have a bachelor’s degree in Computer science or IT along with the required experience in the relevant professions.
- Quality Assurance Tester
Average Monthly Salary: 30K -45K
For those who don’t know what Quality Assurance testers do, they basically test the software to check if the software meets the desired standard of the company. While one can become a QA tester in virtually any IT company that deals with software, they are more prevalent in gaming and application companies as these things need to be tested rigorously before they are ready for public use.
In simple words – QA testers are people who are hired to break the game or applications.
If you are thinking of keeping this career in your list of possible careers in the IT sectors of Nepal that you want to join, be sure that you have excellent time management and communication skills. Unlike the previous jobs, you don’t need a computers degree to get the job. However, you should be familiar with programming adequately – at least enough to identify and locate the issue so that you can report it to the developers.
- Web Developer
Average Monthly Salary: 30K -100K
To be a Web Developer you need to have a degree in Web development or other relevant IT fields and have adequate knowledge about networking as well. Along with knowledge and skills about web development, experience is extremely valued in this field as well so it is a good idea to do an internship in a company for a while before searching for a job in this sector.
- IT Technician
Average Monthly Salary: 40K -60K
The primary job of an IT technical is to analyze and diagnose computer issues. They work together with Technical support to fix the issues that occur in computer applications along with monitoring the application function and installing updates as necessary in a business. The people involved in this career can also train the employees to use newly implemented software in a company as well. So you can say that this career is basically an upgraded version of Technical Support.
If you are keeping IT technician as one of the possible careers in the IT sector of Nepal, you should have a minimum of a Bachelors’s degree in Computer Science, Social Networking, or Associate’s Degree in IT along with the relevant experience as well. Due to the requirement of experience, it is recommended to do an internship before taking on this career.
- System Analyst
Average Monthly Salary: 50K -70K
System Analyst is among those IT careers in Nepal that is rather popular for those in the field but is somewhat obscure for that are outside of the IT field. For those who don’t know what a System Analyst does, they are the people who review and analyze the components of a company to figure out the issues within that system while also giving advice on how to modify their existing system to make it better.
So they are basically like the psychotherapists of the IT world and yes, it is indeed one of the best careers in the IT field of Nepal.
To become a system analyst, you will have to get a bachelor’s degree in Computer science or any other related field along with experience in business administration, management, and finance as well. Along with this, you also need a working knowledge of how IT integrates into and affects the business of a company as well.
- Network Engineers
Average Monthly Salary: 20K -50K
This career revolves around maintaining the daily maintenance and development of a companies network system. The people involved in this career find and troubleshoot the daily issues within the network of an IT company while at the same time working to develop the network into a more efficient version of itself.
To join this career, you need to have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and information system as well as understand the functions of a wide range of network systems including the possible problems and solutions within them. Along with this, some of the companies may also put MBA as a requirement for this job as those who are involved in this career needs to learn how a business company works if the said company is relatively a larger one in order to maintain their network as per the need.
- UI/UX Designer
Average Monthly Salary: 40k – 70k
This is one of the rising careers in the IT field of Nepal. Those who don’t know what a UI/UX designer is, are the people who develop the User Interface of a website and applications to enhance the User eXperience while interacting with the said website or application. They design an interface and then record the report of their users in order to determine what the users/clients of a company want from their website/application. They are the ones who monitor the process of testing and modifying a product of an IT company till they need the demand of their user.
To get a job as a UI/UX designer, you need to have a bachelor’s degree in the IT field and have additional training in designing, business, web development, and programming. Along with this, experience is heavily valued in this career so it is better to do an internship to get some real-life experience and the know-how of dealing with clients before you apply for this career in the IT sector of Nepal.
- Database Administrator
Average Monthly Salary: 50k – 80k
This is one of those careers in the IT sector of Nepal that is popular and earns adequately. If you don’t know what a Database Administrator or “Database admin” does, they are the specialist that keeps track of the data of a company. Along with this, they are also responsible to diagnose and solve IT issues related to the Data infrastructure and also for implementing measures against data theft as well.
Do keep in mind that the data that Database administrators deal with can be anything from client information, the inner structure of the office, or employee information.
To get this job, you need to have a Bachelors’s degree in Computer Science or Management Information Systems or skills of a similar level. It is a good idea to keep in mind that while you can directly get involved in this job, a lot of Database Admins start their journey as a “Database Analyst” or “Software Developer” and move into this role.
- Software Engineer
Average Monthly Salary: 40K – 60K
This is one of the most well-known and popular careers in the IT sector of Nepal. As we all know, software engineers are the ones who develop new software as per the need of a business or a client. While all of us know this, it is a good idea to keep in mind that the software that they create can be anything from simple applications to operating systems and Network Control Systems.
To become a Software engineer you would need to have a Masters’s Degree and be a master’s in software Development and Maintenance along with Technical problem solving, diagnosis, and solving issues in programming languages.
Do keep in mind that the software engineers are not software developers. Software developers develop programs using existing tools whole software engineers develop the tools that the developers use.
You have a ton of options when it comes to careers in the IT sector of Nepal and all of them pay decently. At the same time, as you may have guessed, you need to be proficient with networking and computer language to get any job in this sector.
Now before we go, it is to be noted that the salaries that we have mentioned here are what the average person can earn with average skill. It will vary depending on your skill and your company so if you are skilled enough, you can very well earn more than what we have stated. At the same time, if your skill is less than adequate, you may get the job but won’t as much.
Hope you found this helpful. If you have any suggestions for us, do let us know in the comments. And as always, thank you for reading till the end.