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A New Kind of Tech Job Emphasizes Skills, Not a College Degree


Sean Bridges, Rocket Center, W. Va.

Sean Bridges, 25, a cybersecurity analyst for IBM in Rocket Center, W. Va. "I got one big break," he said. "That's what I needed."

Credit: Mark Ovaska for The New York Times

A few years ago, Sean Bridges lived with his mother, Linda, in Wiley Ford, W.Va. Their only income was her monthly Social Security disability check. He applied for work at Walmart and Burger King, but they were not hiring.

From The New York Times
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