Technology is at the heart of our modern world. If you love working with cutting edge hardware and systems, then a career in technology is for you. Australia’s ICT industry generates $85 billion every year. The federal government aims to make Australia one of the world’s leading digital economies by 2020.
There are so many options available to you. A career in IT allows you to help businesses with their infrastructure and home users in their personal lives. You may focus on programming, technical support or business analysis. Your workplace could be inside a telecommunications or banking giant, a small agency or running your own business from home.
Web development is always expanding, and with software publishing and video game design predicted to grow by around 70% in the next 10 years, this is an exciting area to explore.
Information needs to be maintained. So you might want to work in library services or records management. Your passion for knowledge could lead you to organise collections, research in archives or provide educational programs within libraries across Australia.
Library technicians on average earn $1500 a week, software programmers $1610, web and app developers $1210 and telecommunication technicians $1500.