“All this talk of high-tech startups is fine,” you say, “but my tech skills max out when I update my Facebook status.” Or you’ve spent decades in retail or manufacturing and would prefer to spend time working with your hands or interacting with people face-to-face, not on video conference calls. Or maybe you want to get a tech job but aren’t quite sure how to make the leap. We consulted career experts and industry insiders to see how old-school jobs can translate into hotter fields or eventually segue into high-tech.
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This article originally appeared in our February 2014 issue.