Now we have already been through the top 10 in-demand IT jobs in Australia, however, let’s have a look at the fun types of IT jobs that are up for grabs in Melbourne right now. There is a wide variety of fun jobs available in the IT industry, whether you are interested in design, or code, or project management, the list goes on!
Melbourne is the design capital of Australia so surely most Melburnians have a small passion for design? If that’s you, the best type of job for you would be a User interface designer. A typical day in the life of a UI Designer would include working with developers to design a product or application, etc. They will also be responsible for collecting and reviewing feedback received from users to determine how to make the product successful. The frequently asked question for a User Interface Designer is if you need to know how to code? The short answer is no! However, it would be beneficial for you during the design phase as you would have an idea of coding capabilities and what can be and what can’t be done.
Did you know you can take up a career as a professional hacker? They are known as ethical hackers and are needed in Melbourne today! An ethical hacker’s main responsibility is to use their knowledge to attempt to hack into an organisation’s systems. By knowing the vulnerabilities the organisation can then take appropriate action and improve their security.
Do you follow your favourite AFL team on Twitter and see the videos posted of the players running onto the field? Well if you have ever seen those videos, Did you know the person that filming them is getting paid just for filming it and posting it onto the team’s social media page! Social media managers are also part somewhat of the IT Industry. Their key responsibility is to manage an organisation’s online presence through social media such as Facebook, Instagram, etc by implementing marketing strategies. This could be through blogging, uploading multimedia, managing posts, or even responding to customers.
One thing the majority of IT students have in common is their love for gaming. So why not put your imagination to the test and help design a game? Video game designers would collaborate with other designers, developers, artists, sound engineers, and more, throughout the whole game designing process. A video game designer’s main responsibilities would be to develop the storyline, develop the characters and develop the dialogue for a game. They will be working with detailed layouts and mockups every day to display the game’s features. Every IT lover’s dream would have to be playing, designing, and testing video games for a living!
A career that some IT students may have never heard of is a Webmaster. Ever since Melbourne has gone into lockdown, plenty of small businesses have gone online, meaning Webmasters have become in demand. The Webmaster’s main responsibility is to keep an eye on everything happening on a website, by monitoring its performance. They will have to do maintenance work, troubleshooting, programming, search engine optimisations, and even web design. All the IT industry jobs are mixed in one so if you believe you’re an all-rounder, check it out!
Let’s conclude with some good news and bad news. The bad news first, you should keep in mind the IT industry is a very competitive industry in Melbourne. You will always need to be dedicated and stay on your feet at all times as you’re going to have a lot of other candidates fighting for the same job as you. Finally, the good news, the IT world in Melbourne and even the world is expanding day by day, meaning more jobs are becoming available! In saying that, if you have a passion for technology any career you eventually land in the IT industry should be classified as fun for you!
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