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Exploring a Career in the I.T. Sector

Posted by: Gavin Au-Yeung Date: November 3, 2020 Category: Blog

Information Technology (I.T.) is quickly becoming one of the world’s most important job industries. Modern technology continues to improve and make our lives easier. As a result, the need for individuals with I.T. skills become greater as well. Continue reading to learn about some I.T. jobs in demand.

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1. Programmer / Developer

Computer Programmers or Developers create the applications or systems that we use on electronic devices such as computers, smartphones, and other everyday gadgets and appliances. Programmers will often find work with firms which deal with system design, manufacturing, or software publishing. They can work in a variety of environments in both the private and public sectors: this includes software development firms, information technology consulting firms, and in information technology units.

According to Canada's Job Bank, we can expect a shortage of Computer Programmers and Developers between now and 2028. A total of 64,200 new job openings may arise throughout Canada in this time period. Median salary for Programmers is $36.06 per hour in Alberta and $37.11 per hour in Saskatchewan.

2. Database Analyst

Database Analysts and Scientists help make sense of large amounts of information by creating database systems. In addition, they update and maintain information as to meet the needs of their employers. Data Analysts can be found in both the public and private sectors working in various industries.

Canada is expecting a shortage of Data Analysts from now until 2028. Furthermore, 18,000 new job openings may arise throughout Canada during this period. The median salary for Database Analysts is $41.03 per hour in Alberta and $40 per hour in Saskatchewan.

3. Technical Support Analyst

Technical Support Analyst provide front-line support to computer users who are facing technical difficulties. This may include issues with computer hardware, applications, and software. Technical Support Analyst work in a variety of organizations in both the public and private sector: for example, computer hardware manufacturers and retailers, software developers, and in call centers across various industries.

Canada can expect a stable level of Technical Support Analysts between now and 2028. We can expect 42,800 new job openings to become available throughout Canada during this period. In addition, predictions indicate that 45,900 new job seekers will fill these job openings. The median salary for Technical Support Analyst is $32.26 per hour in Alberta and $31.25 per hour in Saskatchewan.

4. Network Administrator

Network Administrators are responsible for the everyday operations of computer networks. As a result, many organizations rely on them to set up and maintain a variety of technology including Internet and Intranet sites, servers, hardware and software among other duties.  Network Administrators are employed in various sectors and organizations as their expertise are required everywhere.

Over the next decade, Canada can expect a stable level of Network Administrators as 18,300 new jobs openings will be available. This number is stable because we can expect approximately 18,500 Network Administrator job seekers during this period. The median salary for Network Administrators is $38.94 in Alberta and $36.54 per hour in Saskatchewan.

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