Career Quiz Results: The TechnologistPublished on April 1, 2021
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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.
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