As you’ll probably already be aware, Salesforce is the world’s largest CRM platform and is evolving at a substantial rate. So, it’s no wonder that professionals who work within the ecosystem and have specific Salesforce skills, certifications and experience are, and will continue to be, in incredibly high demand.
Of all the professions that exist within the ecosystem, Salesforce Certified Technical Architects are in particularly high-demand. Their skills are niche and more and more companies around the world are looking for these people to join their teams and help transform their businesses.
Are you currently deciding whether a career as a CTA is for you, or whether now is the right time to make the journey to becoming one of the most in demand Salesforce professionals? To help you make the decision, we’ve explored some of the key benefits of a career as a Salesforce Certified Technical Architect.
Let’s start with the obvious one – salary. Of course, salary shouldn’t be the only pull factor, however, becoming a Certified Technical Architect will enable you to command a higher salary – which naturally is a great benefit.
Achieving the certification will give you more credibility in the market, and once you achieve this accolade you will most definitely move up a salary bracket.
As mentioned above, credibility is a key benefit to becoming a CTA. The certification proves you to be a trusted expert and once you have the title under your belt, you will become highly valued by potential future employers, clients, and colleagues. People will trust your ideas, ultimately giving you more autonomy over projects.
Autonomy and flexibility
Leading on from our last point, becoming a Certified Technical Architect, gives you more autonomy and freedom over projects. People are more likely to trust your ideas and listen to the knowledgeable solutions you provide. This isn’t to say you’ll always get it right but becoming certified will definitely give you more confidence in your decisions.
As well as, autonomy over projects, you will find that with the instant recognition that comes with securing the certification also comes more flexibility to choose what’s right for you – whether that’s going freelance, choosing specific projects that suit your working style or working remotely. You'll find that the certification gives you the freedom to choose not only the best technical solution but also what is best for you personally.
This benefit is hinted above, and although slightly obscure, we’d definitely consider a spike in confidence, a career benefit. Since communication is a key part of the job, becoming CTA is likely to help build your confidence. Not just when it comes to communicating with stakeholders and clients, but also in your decisions. After taking the time to expand your knowledge and learn the skills necessary to become a successful CTA, you will be confident in the work you are producing and rather than doubting your solutions, you can focus on optimising them.
Presenting your ideas and solutions is also an important part of the role, it may seem daunting now, but once you have your certification and have a couple of presentations under your belt, your confidence will begin to soar.
After dedicating and investing a lot of your time and hard work into expanding your knowledge and becoming a CTA, once you secure your first role, and are able to put what you have learnt into practice and see it actually working - you will without a doubt feel fulfilled.
You will now also have a breadth of knowledge that you can share with others who are wanting to make the leap to becoming a CTA. The Salesforce community is one of the most active out there, and with community groups and events happening all the time, there are countless places for you to share your knowledge, thus feeling fulfilled that you are able to give back to your community.
This is a great benefit to becoming a CTA – who doesn’t want a career where they love what they do and feel fulfilled with the work they are doing?
Making the decision to become a Salesforce Certified Technical Architect can be a transformative career move. It's a big challenge and it takes real dedication, but the points above are just a few of the many benefits that come with being a CTA. Ultimately, embarking on a career as a CTA will deliver infinite opportunities for advancement in one of the most sought-after professions in the digital world.
If you are already a Salesforce Certified Technical Architect, or are a Salesforce professional looking for your next dream role, contact our specialist Salesforce team today!