Mason Frank International, a recruiting firm specializing in the Salesforce ecosystem, performs an annual Salesforce market survey to gauge the state of the fast growing tech giant. The 2019-2020 survey shows an average Salesforce administrator earns between $98,000-$123,000 and Salesforce developers earn between $111,000-$159,000. Sound like a good opportunity?
In demand career
But what if you don’t have any tech or Salesforce experience? No problem! Many individuals who have had no experience in Salesforce or technology have successfully jumped into the Salesforce universe. Watch this great story of a blue-collar worker who went from slicing meat in a cave to a Salesforce administrator. Salesforce needs many new skilled professionals to meet their aggressive growth targets, so they have provided free ways to learn and skill-up on Salesforce. Just follow these steps:
- Go to https://trailhead.
salesforce.com/en/home and click on the “Get Started for Free” button and fill out your information. You will be given access to an account that you can start learning Salesforce on their famous Trailhead training platform. There you can learn all things Salesforce and earn badges, superbadges and ranks. The top ranks and superbadges, along with certifications are valued in the job market and some job postings will mention their preference for them.
- Start earning badges! If you know nothing about Salesforce the Grow Faster with CRM trail is a great place to start. It will introduce you to the basics of Salesforce with five modules that take between 15 to 40 minutes to complete.
- Pick your next trail at trailhead.salesforce.com. You can take administrator trails that will prepare your for an admin job, or if you want to be more technical, you can learn to code for free on the developer trails.