What Do ICT Managers Do?
If you like all things technical, then why not consider a career in the Information Technology (IT) industry? IT used to be a highly specialised niche industry, but this rapidly evolving industry has a range of jobs for everyone.
What is Information Technology?
Information technology is often used to describe computers and computer networks. However, IT is concerned with all aspects related to managing and processing information, most often within a large company.
Information technology jobs relate to all layers of information systems within an organisation. They include the physical hardware to the software (operating systems, applications, databases), storage and servers. Internet and telephone systems also fall under the umbrella of IT.
“With IT being one of the fastest growing industries in the country, now is the time to kick-start a brilliant career that can take you to amazing places, all around the world.”
What Courses do I Need?
Where Will it Take me?
With such a variety of jobs in the IT industry, you could find yourself working anywhere — from aerospace, banking and computing, through to e-commerce, manufacturing, telecommunications and travel.
The good news is there won’t be a shortage of jobs. Computerworld forecasts a 22 per cent increase in new jobs by 2020. The software development field is expected to grow even quicker at 32 per cent.
Those holding a Certificate IV could find themselves working as
- IT help desk officer
- IT desktop and network support officer
- service desk technician
- network support analyst
Managerial roles such as IT office manager, IT systems administrator and systems manager await those with a Diploma qualification.
More senior IT roles can be expected if you hold an Advanced Diploma. Typical jobs include:
- Knowledge Management Analyst
- Knowledge Manager
- Manger, IT Infrastructure Solutions
- Business Development Manager
- Software Manager.
An undergraduate degree will equip you for a career as an Information Systems professional. Direct career outcomes include entry-level roles as business analysts/programmers, systems consultants and junior project managers. With additional work experience and professional development, you could find yourself working in senior management roles including:
- Database Administrator
- Chief Information Officer.
With IT being one of the fastest growing industries in the country, now is the time to kick-start a brilliant career that can take you to amazing places, all around the world.