By Kate Smith
Are you good at; logical thinking, communicating, showing attention to detail, mathematics and data manipulation (for programming)? Then IT could be for you! Wondering why you should consider a career in IT?
The IT sector in Australia is growing rapidly. A recent IBIS report revealed that ICT as we know it – enhanced with high-speed broadband, will become Australia’s most important utility of this century. By 2050, it is expected to generate over $1 trillion in revenue.
1. Good money
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics people working in Information Media and Technologies earn on average per week $1672.
2. Constant change
Information Technology is constantly changing, programs are updated, systems changed and new technologies developed. If you don’t like routine IT is for you. Think about it, right now some of the big things in IT are mobile computing, cloud computing, and social networking, none of these things were major considerations ten years ago.
3. High demand
IT is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia. New technology is constantly and rapidly being developed to meet user requirements. This means that IT professionals are in high demand.
4. Valued skills
Having a Degree or Diploma in IT adds value. Performing tasks that others can’t, means you are appreciated by people throughout the business you work for. You assist people with support and help them by building solutions to their problems.
5. Varied roles and situations
Working in IT offers you great flexibility; you can work from varied locations and have flexibility of working hours. IT employees can often start earlier or finish later as the focus is about getting the job done. Problems don’t always occur between nine and five.
IT professionals may work as Systems Administrators, Networking, Website Developers, and Software Developers or in a specialised area. What area of IT appeals to you? let us know in the comments.