The internet has changed the way we do things in many ways. Apart from the most obvious purpose, which is communication with your friends and family that are geographically distant, it has also changed the way we receive information. Television, radio and the printed media used to be our #1 source for everything on anything. Now, though, with Facebook, Whatsapp, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Skype, we can pretty much find out anything and be entertained with a single click or a touch.
We used to send out resumes, now we simply make an account on Indeed, LinkedIn, etc. This brings me to my next point, which is how much modern technology and the internet has changed education and employment. You definitely have heard of certain people who make their living by working online full-time. There are many youngsters who left their job and even after that, they are earning lakhs of money monthly by just playing games online in live streaming platforms like Amazon Twitch, Microsoft Mixer, Youtube, etc. Due to which the market is approaching towards themselves rather they have to move for them.
But, you might say, it is easy for some people to find a job online because the field of expertise matters apart from physical presence, nor does every job result in a physical product. What about the rest of us who aren’t programmers, software developers, web or graphical designers? Like I said at the beginning of the article, the internet has changed some things, and not just in IT.
Technology and Online Training
The internet has influenced education much more than we realize and video communication software such as Google Duo and Skype has made it possible to have seminars, consultations, lectures, and even one-on-one time with the educators themselves.
One field that has benefited from it is – medicine. If you take a look at a website like Netmeds.com, they cover much more than medical career salary information, you can see the potential and the demand for trainee medical personnel, which is why many medical institutions offer online training. Of course, being a registered nurse assistant or a member of the nursing staff requires hands-on training combined with the online course work – there is a fair amount of theory involved in it, as well. They make great use of technology for staff training, with many benefits to both the staff and the organization.
I was surprised to find out that medical institutions have been so quick to employ modern communication technology to educate their staff. Usually, it’s the academic institutions that educate software developers or designers that adopt this kind of approach. Not only are you able to work from home nowadays, but you can get a college degree or earn a specific qualification, too.
I finished my education the old-fashioned way, but for those who are strapped for cash, this might be a great opportunity since they never have to leave their home and spend money they don’t have on renting a place in the big city, which costs a lot of money. I know, I’ve been there. I’ll try and keep you updated about this kind of thing, as always, and I’ll be sure to post new and exciting ways technology has altered the way we live our lives.