Opinion Comment

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Why snobbish parents are missing out by ignoring tech

Tech isn't a fad: it's your middle-class future
Tech isn't a fad: it's your middle-class future
Adrian Weckler

Adrian Weckler

For snobbish middle-class parents, the chickens are coming home to roost. After years spent toiling to get their children to become a doctor, lawyer or accountant, other work choices are now overtaking them.

The latest Central Statistics Office figures show that average tech employees are about to overtake barristers, doctors and financial sector types as the highest paid workers in Ireland. The Irish tech worker's average €65,146 (up 11pc year on year), is now up with the financial sector's average €66,806.

That means that the kid you limply congratulated on his DIT degree seven years ago is closer to outbidding your son - a BCom graduate who wears 'good' suits - on that townhouse in Dartry. And he doesn't have to splash out on an Audi or leatherette iPhone flap case to fit in beforehand, either.

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