About digital careers

What is a digital career?

Technology is constantly evolving and changing the way we work. Over the past decade, technology has helped create jobs beyond our imagination.

Today, a digital career is about much more than just a job in IT. There's more to a digital career than you would think and digital professionals work in places you might not realise.

Organisations everywhere are accelerating their digital transformation and skilled professionals are needed to meet the demand. Digital professionals work in interesting and innovative jobs, designing and delivering solutions to real-world problems.

Digital careers now exist in almost every sector of the economy, including:

  • healthcare
  • agriculture
  • education
  • finance
  • media
  • retail
  • telecommunications
  • manufacturing
  • public services provided through the government.

Digital professionals are some of the most in-demand roles in Australia right now. It’s estimated that nationally, an extra 250,000 new digital workers will be needed by 2025.1

To address this the Queensland Government developed the Digital Professional Workforce Action Plan 2020-2024, which outlines an $8 million investment to boost the number of Queenslanders skilling and re-skilling for the expected upsurge in digital jobs.

A job in digital can open the door to a secure, well paid and respected career in an exciting and fast-growing industry. Growth and demand in digitisation is creating great opportunities for people to establish varied and fulfilling careers. There's never been a better time to consider choosing to work in the digital area.

Benefits of a digital career

A digital career offers many benefits, including:

  • high demand—there are currently more digital jobs than qualified people to fill them
  • choice of roles—there are diverse roles on offer in all sectors of the economy
  • great pay—high demand means well-paying jobs are available
  • choice of employers—employment is on offer in various industries and with large global companies right down to small to medium local businesses
  • autonomy—you can be your own boss and start your own business providing a digital service to other organisations and companies
  • leverage your existing skills—if you're already familiar with working online, with software, coding or social media, you can build on your existing knowledge
  • flexibility—work remotely with flexible hours from anywhere in the world. All you need is an internet connection and a laptop.

Types of digital careers

There's a role in the digital workforce to suit every type of personality. Digital professionals work in creative roles, have broad skills, collaborate in teams and design innovative solutions to problems. They come from all walks of life and have all kinds of interests.

A digital career can take you beyond the mundane into the exciting worlds of cyber security, analytics, gaming, digital marketing, design, social media management and more.

High demand digital roles

  • DevOps engineer
  • Cloud architect
  • Product manager
  • Programmer analyst
  • AI architect
  • Systems analyst
  • Network administrator
  • Software engineer
  • Blockchain engineer
  • Information security analyst
  • Data scientist

Learn more about digital careers and find a role to suit you:

1Australia's Digital Economy: Digital trends are reshaping jobs