You’re a true power user! A career in tech will make the most of your flair for all things digital. Read on to discover what kinds of jobs and opportunities suit you.Discover Courses For Me
Learning new things is easy and enjoyable for you.
You have an analytical mind capable of distilling complexity into clarity.
Every problem is a puzzle, and you delight in solving them.
Congratulations! You are the Technologist. Curious, logical, and a born problem-solver, you have a powerful affinity for technology. You’re probably known amongst family and friends as ‘the techie one’, and you feel your brain light up when you’re plugged in. In your spare time, we’ll probably find you or immersed in a video game, building code, or playing with gadgets.
Because of your inquisitive nature and interest in tech, you’re drawn toward jobs that involve building, fixing, and improving things with technology. If you’re looking for some career inspiration, the information and communications technology (IT or ICT) sector is a great place to start.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
— Buckminster Fuller
Five high-potential jobs for you
Technology is a rapidly changing field, which means that the range of jobs available is constantly expanding. There’s plenty of room to specialise in a new niche and work towards becoming an expert in your subject.
These careers could be your perfect fit:
1. Software developer
Write code for software and apps that meets requirements and design specifications. Ensure quality by testing and debugging, and work alongside UI designers and database administrators.AVERAGE SALARY
2. Systems analyst
Design and implement efficient technology solutions for organisations. This job relies on technical know-how, but it’s also about business strategies and processes.AVERAGE SALARY
3. Web developer
Build websites from scratch, making them functional, fast, and user-friendly. Write code for the user-facing front-end, the server-facing back-end, and database technology.AVERAGE SALARY
4. Full stack developer
Build entire websites from top to bottom, including the back-end and front-end engines. You’ll build web pages and web applications like cloud software, email clients, cybersecurity software, or anything that involves an internet connection and is valuable to clients.AVERAGE SALARY
5. Web designer
Design the visual aspects of websites and web applications. Come up with a look and feel, how the navigation is structured, and include the content and imagery in your design. Update and maintain existing sites in line with your designs.AVERAGE SALARY
There are several core transferable skills you’ll build upon throughout your career. To build a great career in the Technologist cluster, you’ll want to focus on:
Attention to detail
While technical skills depend largely on the industry or occupation you’re in, some Technologist skills in demand are:
It’s pretty unavoidable, no matter what role you’re in: if you work with technology, you need to know how to code. The language to focus on can vary depending on your area, however. If you’re a web designer, you’ll need an excellent grasp of CSS and HTML. Developer languages depend on the platforms you specialise in, but generally, more languages will make you more valuable.
SQL stands for Structured Querying Language, and it’s a powerful tool for working with databases, enabling you to make use of data from huge datasets. It’s an easy language to learn, with many applications that extend beyond data.
Subjects you may enjoy
Dreaming of all the different careers out there? These subjects can lead to jobs that will use your natural talents and abilities while keeping you challenged and engaged.
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (SE Melb Only) CPC40120
The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (CPC40120) is designed to meet the needs of people working in the building industry and who aim to be builders and managers of small to medium-sized building projects. This nationally recognised qualifica...
Certificate III in Process Manufacturing (Perth Only) MSM30116
Advance your knowledge, gain more skills in Process Manufacturing. This course is tailored to students interested in advanced production work utilising a range of different support functions related to producing products. You will gain skills across va...
Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (VIC ONLY) CPC40912
THIS COURSE IS AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS IN VICTORIA ONLY This course covers common skills relevant for the plumbing industry in addition to specialist streams relevant to drainage, gas fitting, roof drainage, sewerage and more. These plumbing training cou...
Certificate III in Hospitality (Perth Only) SIT30616
The Certificate III in Hospitality is the perfect qualification for those looking for a career in hospitality including working as barista, bar attendant, waiter/waitress. Whether you imagine working in a restaurant, hotel, motel, funky bar, café, club...
Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) (SE Melb Only) CHC33015
If you are looking for a career that is challenging, diverse and offers you the opportunity to make a difference to someone else’s life, then a career in Aged Care could be for you! Aged Care is a rapidly growing industry and during the course you will...
Certificate IV in Ageing Support (SE Melb Only) CHC43015
Get the most sought after qualification in the caregiving industry. Aged care is a rapidly growing industry, thanks to an overall ageing population. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia has a larger proportion of the population b...
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (SE Melb Only) CPC50220
This course (CPC50220) is designed to meet the needs of people working in the building industry whose intention is to become a Registered Building Practitioner, satisfying the education requirements of the VBA. It is specifically designed for learners...
Certificate IV in Business (Administration) BSB40120
Take charge of your career and step up as an advanced business administrator with this Certificate IV in Business (Administration). Learn in demand business skills on demand with Colab online learning. This nationally recognised (BSB40120) Certificate...
Diploma of Project Management BSB50820
Earn a Diploma of Project Management (BSB50820) online with Colab. This nationally recognised diploma offers you an entry point into the project management field. Whether you’re looking to start your career in project management, or you already work in...
Certificate IV in Leadership and Management BSB40520
This course is designed to develop skills that are needed to perform effectively as a leader and expand on existing skillsets and knowledge to take on bigger and better opportunities. You will learn how to develop essential organisational and business...
Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business BSB40320
Do you dream of starting your own business or are you already working towards it? This online course is designed to develop skills and knowledge for entrepreneurs and business owners to launch a new business or venture, or grow existing businesses. Ent...
Diploma of Leadership and Management BSB50420
This online leadership course is designed to develop skills that are needed to perform effectively as a leader and expand on existing skillsets and knowledge to take on bigger and better opportunities. You will learn how to create sound communication s...
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (VIC Only) CHC30113
Change Your Life with a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care blended delivery Are you looking for an early childhood course that provides you with the flexibility to study mainly from home whilst still being supported to achieve the pr...
Hair Extension Certificate
Our Hair Extensions Certification covers all the essential theoretical and hands-on skills required to thrive as a hair extension pro. Dive into mastering diverse methods for installing hair extensions, and grasp the crucial techniques for aftercare an...
Classic Eyelash Extension Certificate
The Eyelash Extensions industry is a rapidly growing sector with a staggering worth of 5.8 billion dollars, and this figure continues to rise each year. A proficient Eyelash technician has the potential to earn up to $5,000 per week, with the flexibili...
Certificate III and Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) HLT33015, HLT43015
Pursue a meaningful career in allied health with a nationally recognised qualification. A Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) will give you the practical skills and knowledge needed...
Certificate III and Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance HLT33015, HLT43015
Do what you love with a nationally recognised qualification. The Certificate III and IV in Allied Health Assistance is the perfect dual qualification for those interested in working in healthcare. You will gain practical experience and a diverse skill...
Certificate III in Business (Medical Administration) BSB30120
Launch your business admin career with a nationally recognised qualification The BSB30120 Certificate III in Business (Medical Administration) equips you with the knowledge and skills to succeed in a variety of healthcare workplaces such as hospitals,...
Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics Specialisation) HLT43015
The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics Specialisation) is a nationally recognised training qualification which teaches you how to implement health care program activities, confirm a patient’s physical health status, int...
Diploma of Nutrition 10967NAT
The 10967NAT Diploma of Nutrition prepares you with the skills and experience to take on a variety of nutrition advisory roles across multiple environments and settings.