The tech industry can seem pretty appealing to job seekers. Job growth in tech is consistently stronger than in other sectors, and startups are a key engine of job growth in the United States. 

From the outside it all looks pretty appealing — daring, boundary-pushing entrepreneurs wearing hoodies as they raise millions from venture capitalists, cushy jobs at Facebook and Google with high salaries, unlimited snacks, and on-premises laundry.

What’s not to like?

InternMatch, which connects intern candidates with employers, created this infographic on how to break into the tech industry. It drew data from a number of sources regarding the fastest growing careers and companies, the best cities for startups, in-demand skills, and tips for getting your foot in the door.

internmatch infographic