You mean IT developers/programmers?They are required everywhere.In fact the whole IT sector works for non-IT sector only!! As far as non IT Indian companies,they keep small to medium staff depending on requirement.For example,ICICI Bank has ICICI Infotech.Many machanical/auto engineering units have their CAD-CAM divisions.
Namma Suvarna Karnataka
Joined: Oct 02, 2003
but when it comes to changing your career line, how and which sector would a person prefer... like where all can he fit in with his/her engineering(computer) degree ?
I think you need to refine your questions as to what exactly you are seeking. If you are a developer working in other sector what difference would it make in your work? OR are you wanting to alltogether leave delopment and take up some new career?
With all due respect frankly I know many people wanting to shift from non_IT to IT but rarely the reverse. BUT If you have any specific likings for a particular field which you always wanted to be then it makes complete sense to do so. If you need to pursue your dream career then it is the best thing to do.(ofcourse this is my personal opinion!) Are you interested in any particular field of interest?
Also to best answer this question one must know the basic reason for change. [ March 02, 2007: Message edited by: Rohit Nath ]
Joined: Jun 16, 2006
developers in non- IT sectors
The moment you say "developers" it is implied you are in IT irrespective of "sector" you are working in.
Here in the US, there have been many people switching from IT to some other field. During the whole dot com boom, many fly by night people and schools pushed out plenty of "make millions" kind of IT workers. But as the years have passed and the dot com bust came and went, many people left IT because it no longer was the "cool" thing and it wasn't the "make a million bucks by the time your 30" career.
People forget many IT workers spent 100+ hours per week working during the dot com boom and the Y2K nightmare.
Many of the IT workers who became millionaires were really never IT workers, they just were sales people selling IT. And after people learned that IT is a lot of documentation, staring at a computer screen, and thinking, many left for other fields, sectors, careers.
It's just like anything in life. Just cause you have an IT degree and IT experience, doesn't really mean you can't go and become a saleperson, a lawyer, a doctor, a nurse, a businessperson, a janitor, a manager, a journalist, a wall street broker, a real estate agent, a dietitian, a statisticain, or whatever.. Plenty of people in every field have switched fields in their career. And here in the US, many college grads never work in the field they expected or even close to what their major was.
It all depends on what you want to do and what you don't want to do. If you are burned out of programming, developing, or whatever, just remember a simple fact of life, "the grass isn't always greener on the other side."
If you want to be a lawyer, go for it and do it. But don't think if you worked 80+ hours a week as a developer or programmer or consultant or whatever in IT and are burnt out from it and hate your managers and your job, don't assume becoming whatever will suddenly generate better managers, better roles, and so on. If you know you want to study and do law, then do it. Just don't do it or do whatever just cause your burned out from one thing and hope this other thing sounds better.