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The Agile coaching sector is one that is growing quickly. This is because Agile has been adopted by the mainstream, and it’s been found to be extremely useful. More and more people are using it, which means they need additional coaching and mentoring; learning Agile alone is possible, but it’s not necessarily the quickest way to get going and to make the most of the different ways that this system can benefit you. By having a coach on hand, those benefits can be made much more use of much more quickly.
There are several reasons why becoming an Agile coach is a good idea. Read on to find out what they are.
Although money certainly isn’t everything, if you can find a job you love, that you are good at, and that pays well, then you will find that you can be very happy indeed. You can learn more about how to find a great job online, and discover ideas that you might not have thought of before.
Since the average salary of an Agile coach is somewhere between $122,000 and $138,000 per annum, this could be the ideal career to go into. The salaries are high because there are relatively few Agile coaches compared to the number of positions that are open for them, so you can enjoy being able to take your pick of jobs that will pay you well for doing something you enjoy.
We touched on this reason above briefly, so now we’ll go into more detail about it. Agile is still relatively new, at least to the mainstream users who have only been able to make the most of its benefits since 2017. This means that there are only a handful of people with enough Agile experience to be able to become fully-fledged coaches.
How is this a good thing? If you’re one of those people with the right level of experience and a love of Agile, as well as someone who can and wants to help others learn more, then the world, as they say, is your oyster. You will be a top candidate for any Agile mentoring or coaching job you apply for, and, because there are more jobs than candidates, you can pick and choose which ones to apply for. Instead of having to apply for everything because there are too many candidates and you’re hoping to have some luck somewhere, the situation is the complete opposite, and you are in control of where you work and what you do.
If you want the kind of career that you don’t really have to think about once you start and that you can just sail through without learning anything more, Agile coaching is not for you. If, however, you want the kind of career that means you must always be looking out for new ideas and information, and you must continue to learn as much as possible about your sector to be the best, then Agile coaching could be ideal.
There is always more Agile information being presented and as an Agile coach, it is part of your job to pick through it all and learn the most important elements. For some, this is too much of a challenge, but for those who truly love Agile – and therefore make the best coaches – it’s exactly why they took the job on in the first place.