Hi there. I've been working at the same company for ten years. I've moved through multiple roles—from support to success to team management to QA and now to product manager—and it just doesn't feel right.

What I'd really like to do is get out of SaaS, and maybe tech altogether. But when I search for suggestions on how to do that, all I find are posts on how to break IN to tech.

Has anyone left the tech industry? What was your path to do it? Did you have to take a huge pay cut?

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Lots of people have. I have several friends who have given up on tech.

Depends what you want to do. What are you interested in? If you’re wanting to leave tech and start a business, it’ll take you some time to build up a customer base. Certain industries pay better than others.

More inclined towards using my tech skills in a different sector, maybe still a tech-adjacent job just the main source of revenue isn't tech. What I've been struggling with is those positions want experience in that sector already, OR they have even more technical interviews than I've had for tech companies.

I got blindsided by a technical assessment at a publisher that wasn't the usual take-home assessment I'm used to. It was real time, my every keystroke watched, and that kind of pressure during the initial screening interview was far more nerve-wracking than anything I've done for a tech job.

So whether it's I can't get them to talk to me because I don't have sector experience or I get weeded out quickly because they're going in hard from the start, I'm struggling to find a good strategy.

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I am currently an undergraduate student studying Computer Science. Can someone suggest me roles that can make six figures? I know that the entry level jobs do not have six figures but later with 3-5 YOE what roles can make $100k-$200k? I am not very familiar with the job roles out there.
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Data scientist

Can you please add other roles to the above list?!
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