I currently work in the medical field and I have been looking at new options for careers. I want to make a big change and try something new. I live in Utah and there are many tech and software companies moving in close by. It has become known as “silicone slopes” for this reason I want to look towards a career in technology.
There are trade schools around here that have lots of programs, the other day I ran across a program being offered at the local university in partnership with Henry Schein and Xactware. It is a few thousand dollars and I would have to quit my current job to attend this class because of scheduling.
My problem is that I don’t really know what to expect from a software testing job.
Is it stressful?
Is it nights and weekends?
Is it a job that I can progress and learn on the job? what does it usually pay?
Would it be hard to be a woman in this career?
Does this sound like a good idea to get my foot in the door?
I should have mentioned that these companies will be interviewing all students that come out of the program for potential employment with their companies. Is it unrealistic to think I can come from a totally unrelated background for the last 17 years and now try to learn software testing?
I wish there was a way that I could shadow someone on the job to see if it was something I would like doing.T hank you for your time.