Careers in Information Technology

by | Dec 15, 2021 | Blog

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There are so many reasons to consider a career in information technology, and you should read our previous blog – Considering an IT Career? – if you’re not yet convinced.

But perhaps the most assuring of all these is how broad the spectrum of job opportunities that exist in Information Technology.

All one needs is to think about how much we all use technology today and then you realise, it is everywhere.

From our Smartphones to gaming devices, smart watches, tablets & iPads, personal computers & laptops,

decoders, TV boxes and even things like dishwashers and washing machines which have small computer programs to operate them, there are so many things we use today that rely on technology, and someone has to create this technology, maintain the technology, teach people how to use the technology and use it oneself.

These all translate to jobs!

If you Google the term Information Technology the definition is as follows:

Information technology (IT) is the use of computers to create, process, store, retrieve, and exchange all kinds of electronic data and information.

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is an extensional term for information technology (IT) that stresses the role of unified communications and the integration of telecommunications (telephone lines and wireless signals) and computers, along with all the devices and software needed to facilitate this.

So, with this in mind, we have compiled a list of some of the careers that exist with this exciting industry.

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Careers in Information Technology

ICT Support Technician

A support specialist keeps everything running. You are responsible for troubleshooting and solving computer network and hardware problems for a business. This often includes showing users how to use applications and their computers but mainly relates to sorting out issues that users have.

Courses to consider:

Computer Network Technician/Administrator

This is similar to a support technician except a network technician specialises in managing the computer network within an organisation. Activities include installing, operating, maintaining, upgrading, and fixing computer network equipment as well as daily monitoring the network.

Courses to consider:

Computer Programmer

A computer programmer is someone who writes new computer software using coding languages. Skills include problem solving, reading comprehension, active listening, attention to detail, and critical thinking.

Courses to consider:

Software Developer

A software developer creates and builds out software and usually works closely with programmers by giving them detailed instructions on the requirements for them to write the code. As a software developer one would have experience in both programming and end-user requirements as they often act as the link between what is created with the coding and what the user requires.

Courses to consider:

Information Technology Security

IT security is fundamental to any business and covers a wide variety of tasks that includes protecting the privacy of every user in the office as well as every workstation and mainframe computer from external, unauthorised access.

Courses to consider:

Web Developer

Web developers design the appearance, navigation and content organisation of a website. They use coding languages such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript to manage graphics, applications and content that address a client’s needs.

The above is a top line list of the type of career paths one can prepare for by taking courses to learn how to perform these tasks. However, there are many, many types of jobs that fall under these categories once you have qualified.

These include:

  1. Cloud Computing Engineer
  2. Database Administrator
  3. Information Technology Analyst
  4. Data Analyst
  5. Data Scientist
  6. IT Consultant
  7. Hardware Engineer
  8. Systems Analyst
  9. Systems Engineer
  10. Tech Support
  11. ICT Sales Professional
  12. ICT Manager
  13. Web Administrator
  14. Help Desk Technician

If you are interested in finding out more about the exciting career of ICT then please complete our enrolment form and a student advisor can assist you in deciding your next step.

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