What Does It Take To Make 6 Figures In Tech?

Over time, I've seen people on social media get the wrong misconception on what's needed to get into the tech industry & I'm h

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What Does It Take To Make 6 Figures In Tech?

Over time, I've seen people on social media get the wrong misconception on what's needed to get into the tech industry & I'm here today to debunk some of those myths.

​Things you DON'T need:

  • A technical degree or a degree at all for that matter. Why? Because the cybersecurity industry is rapidly growing and employers are having a tough time filling these positions. Cybersecurity is a field where you can learn this information anywhere and apply it to your job. It isn't regulated as if you were trying to practice law or medicine. Also, certifications/training can be substituted for a university degree.

Certification testing & training cost ~$300 to ~$1200(depending on the training) and 1 to 6 months of training(depending on you) for entry-level certifications versus 4 years & ~100k on a university degree. Am I saying drop out or don't go to school? Absolutely not!! I'm just informing people that are wanting to get into the industry, but do not have the time or money for a university degree.

  • You don't have to be a math genius. Believe it or not, I didn't take one math class in college. If you know simple math then you shouldn't have a problem.
  • You don't have to be a coder. In entry-level cybersecurity, you don't have to know how to code at all. It may help you, but it's not required. Throughout my time in the industry, I haven't had one manager tell me that I need to know how to code to do my job.

Things that you DO need:

  • Willingness to learn.

The security industry is constantly evolving & threat actors are becoming more sophisticated. With that being said, you have to constantly sharpen your skills and be willing to learn. You'll always have a job in the security industry for that exact reason.

Some of you may or may not know, but during the pandemic, I was "let go" from my job & 2 days later I received an offer that was 30% more than my previous job. Why? Because I'm in a industry with a negative unemployment rate, yes you heard that NEGATIVE UNEMPLOYMENT rate. Meaninging the industry is growing so fast that there's not enough people to keep up with the demand. While other industries were laying employees off & not hiring, the tech industry was having a hiring surge & still is having one.

This is why the tech industry is one of the highest paying industries & why it's so attractive. It's an industry where you can spend 3 - 6 months learning a skill & get a high paying job.


Imagine spending ~$300 - ~$1200 on certifications & training to receive a salary of $85,000 or more. That's a 6,983.33% - 28,233.33% return on investment (ROI). Better than any return you can get from the stock market. Not to mention, with a higher salary now you're able to invest more, save more, & even splurge a bit more. This is how you do it, this is how you take that first step to generational wealth.

Tayvion Payton

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