How to Start Your Tech Career in Under 2 Years

June 24, 2020 | Alberta

Everyone seems to be talking about how exciting it is to work in the tech industry – and it’s no surprise given all of the benefits.

Jobs in coding or IT are a natural fit for remote positions, so you can work from the comfort of your own home.

Skilled employees are in demand and that’s reflected in the high levels of pay they receive. For example, network administrators in Canada earn a median wage of $32 an hour, according to the Government of Canada (2019).

You can also find work from a wide variety of employers. People with tech skills work for corporations, government, start-ups, or independently as freelancers.

And there are few better places in the world to pursue your tech dreams than right here. Canada ranked fourth out of 100 countries in a 2020 report that examined the strength of “start-up ecosystems.”

Where should you start?

You don’t need to be a coding genius to get into the field. With the right training, many people make the transition from unrelated education and work backgrounds.

It’s understandable, though, if you’re uncertain about how exactly to get started. What types of entry-level roles are there? What skills and knowledge do you need? Where do you get that training?

Don’t worry: we’ve outlined some of the most in-demand jobs, followed by training programs that can be completed in under two years:

Cybersecurity Specialist

These tech professional are experts at protecting a business’ computers and data from cyber attacks.

“Cybersecurity specialists play a key role in securing information systems. By monitoring, detecting, investigating, analyzing, and responding to security events, cybersecurity specialists protect systems from cybersecurity risks, threats, and vulnerabilities,” says Cisco.

Web Developer

These specialists use technical and creative skills to build and maintain business websites, for all sizes of screen.

“Since the increase in mobile device usage in recent years, web developers must create websites that work well on cell phones, tablets, and other mobile devices without data getting stuck or becoming difficult to read on the smaller screens,” according to

Network Administrator

People in this role keep a business’ key computer systems running smoothly.

“Computer network technicians establish, operate, maintain and co-ordinate the use of local and wide area networks (LANs and WANs), mainframe networks, hardware, software and related computer equipment. They set up and maintain Internet and intranet Web sites and Web-server hardware and software, and monitor and optimize network connectivity and performance,” the Government of Canada says.

Get Accelerated Training

How do you get started on the path toward working in these jobs? You can learn technology skills to get there at CDI College.

In under two years of training, you can complete these practical, hands-on diploma programs:

Cybersecurity Specialist

Network Systems Administrator

Web and Mobile Application Development

CDI College’s instructors have years of experience in the tech industry and can give you the one-on-one attention you need to gain these job-ready skills.


The employment opportunities are many, jobs are available to suit your interests and lifestyle, and the pay is competitive. It’s no wonder so many people are pursuing careers in tech. Now you know some of the best training options available, so you can join them and enter this exciting field.

To learn more, fill out the REQUEST INFO form.

Would you like to get more information or apply?

Click on the button below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.