There are so many different careers available in the Digital Technologies and STEM related space. Here are some videos, websites, articles, and suggestions to help encourage you to choose Digital Technologies subject towards the end of high school or to assist you in your career path.
But first, have a look at some possible professions students could work in that require Digital Technologies skills:
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- Social media manager
- Finance Analyst
- App developer
- Strategic planner
Marketing and communications
Cyber security and data
The following graph shows the projected employment growth over 5 years across a range of sectors, within Victoria. You can visit the JobOutlook website and filter your search to find data for the state of your choosing.
Although this site has been designed for teachers, this hub provides information about digital careers as well as discussing the difference between IT jobs of the past and what these positions may look like in the future.
This article provides information about STEM careers, including discussion about some current programs designed to help students become involved in STEM experiences.
My future assists students with career planning, career pathways and transitions to work. This site enables students to find a course for their career path that suits their learning preferences. Furthermore, students are able to research careers that are related to coding or STEM.
This collection of videos from Digital Careers provide short interviews about careers in IT from current IT professionals. Some of the videos have been specifically designed for female students to encourage them to take up a career in Information Technology.
Khan academy has published a range of articles from professionals in the computer science and programming industry around to world to help introduce students to the diversity of the industry.
Digital Directions has created a range of short films about professionals and companies in the technology industry who share information about how technology has influenced their business.
goIT Girls work experience program
This site provides information about GoIT Girls program, a week-long work experience program aimed at female students in Years 10 and 11.
'From STEM to STEAM: Young artists can become engineers too'
This opinion pieces details the career pathway of one creative individual and highlights to students that it takes all types of personalities to work in the STEM industry.
This program educates students about the career opportunities in the defence industry whilst increases the number of students studying STEM subjects, thus preparing them for 21st century STEM careers.
'Why digital literacy is so important for the jobs of the future'
This article discusses the changing landscape of the workforce and highlights the increasing importance of having digital literacy skills such as coding.
Australia 2020 Day of STEM Program
This article introduces students to the program, Australia 2020, which enables students to virtually explore the careers of different leaders in the STEM industry and helps them to identify their STEM strengths, interests and skills.
About Australia 2020: Day of STEM
Australia 2020 aims to inspire the next generation of Australian STEM professionals through a free interactive STEM awareness platform called Day of STEM.
This interactive ICT career wheel enables students to explore different technology related jobs and provides information about the possible degrees students could undertake to get into their field of choice.
Use the Job Outlook website to gain some fast facts for careers you or your child may be interested in.
Complete this quick and easy quiz for some career inspiration.
Australia's STEM Workforce Report
This report, by the Office of the Chief Scientist, provides a detailed analysis of Australia’s STEM workforce and offers a wealth of information on where a STEM qualification may take you.
2020 STEM Workforce report: University data
This infographic illustrates key findings on the University STEM-qualified labour force.
2020 STEM Workforce report: VET data
This infographic illustrates key findings on the VET STEM-qualified labour force.
Want to solve our STEM skills problem? Bring in the professionals
This article promotes the idea about STEM professionals becoming teachers to help improve student participation in STEM subjects.
Calling all parents – Australia’s future female scientists need your support now
An article for parents about changing the conversation at home to encourage females into the STEM workforce.
Superstars of STEM rocket through pilot year
This article provides insight into the first 30 Superstars of STEM. These women are from multiple disciplines across a variety of sectors and have begun to change the STEM gender stereotype.
This program aims to support women employed in a range of STEM roles to become highly visible public role models who inspire young women and girls to study and stay in the STEM industry.