Many people are looking at ways to build out a career in the world of Bitcoin and digital currency. And that is one of the beautiful aspects of this disruptive technology, as it creates a lot of job opportunities around the world that need to be filled. So how does one go about preparing for a job in the Bitcoin space? Are there certain requirements you have to meet? Let’s find out, shall we?
Degrees Are Less Important If You Have Passion
Before we go any further into detail, there is one thing you have to keep in mind. If you have a passion for Bitcoin, regardless of whether its the monetary aspect or the technological aspect, you will find a job in the digital currency space. Without a proper passion for doing something, there is no real point in beginning. Which also applies to “real life jobs” as well.
That being said, for most employers, passion will vastly outweigh any diplomas or degrees you may have under your belt. Bitcoin is a brand new technology, which means everyone starts out on the same level of expertise. However, if you have any relevant experience – how (in)significant that may look – you will have a leg up on the competition.
On the other hand, there are certain degrees that can help you find a job faster in the world of Bitcoin and digital currency. Especially when it comes to coders, where having a degree in IT is a good way to grab the attention of your future employer. As there are a lot of projects popping up which try to use the blockchain in innovative ways, any experience in this field is a major bonus.
Eagerness to Learn
But even if you have no coding experience whatsoever, there are still ample opportunities ahead of you. Learning more about Bitcoin technology can be done through free-to-use portals such as Bitcoin on StackExchange. Just by reading answered questions and asking any question that comes to mind – with the proper attitude and mindset – will get you up to speed in no time.
Other great ways to learn more about Bitcoin – in the broadest meaning of the term – is by talking to like-minded people with the same passion for digital currency. Bitcoin Meetup Groups are a great way to get acquainted with the various aspect of Bitcoin, and see what suits you best. Not to mention, there are tons of Bitcoin conferences all year round, which are an invaluable source of information as well.
If you have a little bit of cash to spare, you can also obtain a Masters Degree in Cryptocurrency. Despite the name, this is an officially recognized Master’s Degree, albeit it comes at a rather steep price. But in due time, this could become one of the most prestigious degrees in the field of Bitcoin and digital currency.
Last but not least, the only way to make a name for yourself is by starting at the bottom of the ladder. All of us have to start at zero, and slowly work our way up. With so many different aspects – ranging from journalism to coding, law advice to financial expertise and anything in between – the job opportunities are plenty. And so are the number of applicants.
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