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Explore Types of Careers

What career path interests you? What are some of the major areas of work in iT? The great news - your choices are far-reaching. You can work either:

  • At an iT firm whose main business is technology, OR
  • In an iT department at a non-iT company (e.g., healthcare, banking, retail, energy, insurance)

iT careers offer the flexibility in a variety of industries, as well as in a diversity of different types of job roles. A great website to check out is jobfutures.ca. Sponsored by the Government of Canada, you can browse dozens of different occupations - from Web Designer to Computer Engineer to Network Technician - and for each, see average hourly wages, work prospects and other cool facts. Here's an example of what you'll find on the site:

Web Designers and Developers

Average Hourly Earnings Outlook Average Unemployment
Average Hourly Earnings Outlook Average Unemployment


Major Areas of Work in iT


What it Involves Examples of Jobs
Networking Ensuring that any network devices that transmit information or data are operational and communicating efficiently, including maintaining information resources and network services and troubleshooting technical problems
  • Network Specialist
  • Computer Network Technician 
  • Virtualization Specialist
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Architect
  • LAN/WAN Administrator
  • Network Security Administrator
Technical Support Helping others solve hardware and software problems and providing them with computer information. Ensuring computers run smoothly in the background of a business or other organization�s activities
  • Desktop Support Analyst
  • Systems Administrator 
  • Help Desk Representative
  • PC Technician
  • Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Systems Testing Technician
Database Management Creating, maintaining and manipulating large collections of data (e.g., customer data, research statistics, corporate data). Developing programs that interface with database systems.
  • Data Security Analyst
  • Systems Security Administrator
  • Database Manager
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Developer/Analyst
  • Data Modeler
  • Data Warehouse Specialist
Applications Development/ Programming Creating custom and distributed programs that perform useful tasks. Improving and maintaining programs that were created by others.
  • Computer Programmer
  • Applications Architect 
  • Project Manager/Leader 
  • Systems Analyst
Designing graphical web page content and layout. Creating programs that interface with web content. Integrating web pages with database systems for e-commerce
  • Web Designer/Developer
  • Web Manager/Administrator 
  • Web Consultant
  • E-Commerce Manager
  • Email/Groupware Administrator
  • Web Technician
Digital Media Using multimedia to develop websites, online tools, software interfaces and computer games
  • Digital Media Specialist
  • Animation Developer 
  • Software Designer
  • Video Game Developer
  • Graphic Designer
Product Development
& Sales
Creating and/or managing products/software for use by consumers or other businesses.
  • Product Manager
  • Pre/Post-Sales Consultant 
  • Product Support 
  • Software Engineer
  • Programmer/Analyst
Enterprise Systems Analysis & Integration Designing the structural components of a computer network. Ensuring that technology matches business processes.
  • Project Manager/Leader 
  • Business Analyst
  • Implementation Specialist
Education & Research iT used in education and research to provide educational tools, administrative support, research tools, database information and much more. Wide range of fields, from robotics, biotechnology and aerospace to environmental and agricultural studies.
  • Researcher
  • iT Trainer/Training Manager
  • Technical Writer
  • Web Communications
  • PR Manager for an iT firm
Other Career Paths Combining business and technological know-how with other skill sets to perform specialized tasks
  • iT Consultant
  • iT Strategist
  • Researcher
  • Human Resource Technology Manager

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