Top 7 Reasons to Salesforce in 2020
Salesforce certification, one of the most in-demand skillsets in 2020, is an incredible way to add to your Talent Stack. The most widely used CRM platform today, Salesforce jobs pay on average more than $70,000 per year, with Salesforce developers commanding $100,000 on average.
There are many more substantial reasons other than just income potential alone to choose Salesforce certification as a major component of your Talent Stack. Read on to discover the top 7 reasons you should consider the Salesforce career path, and how Talent Stacker can jettison you to success.
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When deciding on a career path, most people look at expected income as their primary factor. We know many other factors go into such a big decision; however, Salesforce salaries are so impressive we had to list it first. Did you know the most basic Salesforce job is a “Salesforce Administrator”? Did you also know that the average Salesforce Administrator salary is $118,000? With the current average median income in the United States being about $60,000 a year, even the most basic Salesforce Professional can expect to make double the national average! So what about other Salesforce jobs? Here is a quick breakdown:
- Salesforce Administrator: $118,000
- Salesforce Business Analyst: $131,500
- Salesforce Consultant: $141,000
- Salesforce Developer: $153,500
- Salesforce Project Manager: $138,250
- Salesforce Technical Architect: $163,500
Work From Home Potential
Salesforce is a Cloud Platform, which means that everything about the tool is 100% online. As long as you have basic internet access and a computer, you are good to go. Some have even argued that an iPad (with a keyboard) would suffice for 90% of the day-to-day requirements. Of course, your employer’s company culture will determine whether or not they are comfortable with remote work; however, roughly 30% of starting roles offer work from home options. With Salesforce senior roles, you will find that more than 70% are fully remote. This is because Salesforce is in such high demand that when you are Senior Level (3+ years of experience), you can effectively require your employer to allow you to work from home or risk losing one of their most indispensable resources.
Salesforce Career Growth Path
Another fantastic thing about a Salesforce career is the growth potential. You typically begin as a junior resource, but you can move through this profession’s ranks very quickly. While many work fields can require years of dedication to get promotions and move into management positions, Salesforce careers are fast-paced. Here is what a typical career path with Salesforce looks like, which can keep your work exciting and fresh:
- Year 1-2: Junior Administrator/DeveloperYear
- Year 2-5: Senior Administrator/Developer OR move into a Salesforce Consultant role at a firm.
- Year 5+: Salesforce Team Lead/Manager OR move into Salesforce Freelance/Independent consulting.
Once you reach the Team Lead/Manager level, you can determine if you would like to continue working full-time or move into part-time or flexible roles that better fit your lifestyle goals. Or continue working full-time in an exceptionally lucrative and flexible career.
Stability of the Profession
Salesforce careers are among the fastest-growing, most stable professions globally. With an estimated 3.3 million Salesforce Professional jobs to be added to the Salesforce ecosystem by 2022. That means to land a job in that space, you don’t have to be one of the few – the job opportunities are wide open! These careers have been steadily on the rise for the past 15 years and show no sign of slowing. Salesforce is the 4th largest software company globally, yet it is one of the least known, leaving more room to get in on the ground floor.
Salesforce Diverse Career Options
Another appealing factor with Salesforce is the diversity of your career options. You’re not boxed into a specific industry, department, or role, because Salesforce is extremely useful and in demand across all sectors. This means that if you take a job working in manufacturing and become bored, you can move to an employer in software, finance, or even a non-profit where Salesforce dominates the market. See here how Salesforce highlights its appeal to various industries.
There are also a variety of niche paths within the Salesforce profession. You can choose to focus on Administration, Development, Consulting, Marketing, Sales, Field Services, Non-Profit, Education, and more. Salesforce has a tangible way to prove and showcase your skills through a series of certifications. Generally speaking, the more certifications you have, the more in demand you are, and the more income you stand to make. For a full list of the available certifications, follow this link.
This is an exciting topic for Salesforce beginners! Salesforce has what they refer to as their Ohana “family” culture. You will find hundreds of online Salesforce communities that are always willing to lend a helping hand with no strings attached. For example, suppose you find yourself in need of expert advice from a senior consultant. In that case, you simply pose your question in these community groups, and you will likely have a top of the line answer within a few hours, with references to documentation and how-to videos. You will also find an abundance of shared free learning materials with tools like Trailhead, detailed blogs, and YouTube channels to help you grow in your career. All those who share ask nothing in return other than to lean into the Ohana and give back.
Salesforce Company Culture
You may end up working directly for Salesforce, but odds are you will work for one of their more than 200,000 customers across the world. However, when working as a professional utilizing a specific product, it is important to know that you are enabling a reputable and respectable company. The good news is that Salesforce is incredibly strong in this regard.
No matter where you stand, it is easy to see that Salesforce, led by Marc Benioff, is serious about employment equality and outreach in their communities. They have recently been taking serious steps to help solve homelessness, specifically in San Francisco, where the company is headquartered. You’ll notice that they aren’t just throwing money at problems; instead, they take strategic approaches to identify and truly solve issues. Here are a few recent awards presented to Salesforce that help lend credibility to their purpose:
- Fortune – The Future Top 50
- Fortune – Best Workplaces for Giving Back
- Fortune – Best Workplaces for Parents
- Fortune – Best Workplaces for Millennials
- Fortune – Change the World List
- Forbes – Most Innovative Companies
- Forbes – Best Workplaces for Diversity
- Fairygodboss – Best Workplaces for Women
- Human Rights Campaign – Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality
The Bottom Line
Employers seek certified professionals, and Salesforce certification not only provides enormous value to your Talent Stack – you align yourself with the #1 CRM platform in the world that continues to grow year after year.
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