Please don’t think Salesforce is the only lucrative path to career success in I.T.
I continue to see and discuss roles around data and business intelligence that I believe can stay neck to neck with many Salesforce roles and projected salaries.
Yes, they’re generally technical, but applicants that do not come from a technical degree or background make their way into these types of positions as well.
As an example, I think Microsoft skills and positions have as much growth and trajectory as anything else. These are just not marketed through a Salesforce Sponsored IDC Whitepaper.
Bottom line: Other options exist if you decide Salesforce isn’t your cup of tea.