Digital

Digital


The digital industry is a new term to describe the wide range of work in information technology, computer programming, software development, high-tech electronics, information systems, and web, games and multimedia development.

It’s been estimated that the number of digital jobs are expected to grow between 23-53% over the next decade. Many companies are crying out for staff and have to recruit overseas because there aren’t enough suitably-qualified people in New Zealand.

High demand, great pay and creative opportunities mean that now is a good time to consider a job in the digital industry.

The main employers of people with digital skills include:

  • Software, web and multimedia development companies
  • Companies that provide computer, database and network services to clients
  • Internet and telecommunications providers
  • Educational and research organisations
  • Large retailers, banks and media (newspaper and TV) organisations
  • Any organisation that uses computers

Key tertiary qualifications include:

  • Certificates in Computing (NZQF 2-4) provide general skills for computer users
  • Certificates in Information Technology (NZQF 4-5) and diplomas in Information Systems or Technology, Systems Administration and Software or Web Development (NZQF 5-6) form a pathway to a range of entry level positions
  • Degrees in Information Technology or Computer Systems provide a practical grounding in the application of computer programs and systems to business processes
  • Degrees in Computer Science have a strong focus on the theory behind computer programs, including maths, algorithms and programming languages
  • Degrees in Software or Computer Systems Engineering provide graduates with strong problem-solving skills

Required and recommended school subjects:

  • Maths, especially Calculus (required for engineering pathways)
  • Physics (required for engineering pathways)
  • Digital Technologies
  • English
  • Electronics
  • Design and Visual Communication

Job roles in this industry

  • CAD Draftsperson

    CAD Draftsperson

    Computer Systems Engineer

    Computer Systems Engineer

    Electronics Engineer/Technician

    Electronics Engineer/Technician

    Entrepreneur/Intrapreneur

    Entrepreneur/Intrapreneur
  • Game Developer

    Game Developer

    Geospatial (GIS) Analyst

    Geospatial (GIS) Analyst

    ICT Support Professional

    ICT Support Professional

    Mathematical Modeller or Mathematician

    Mathematical Modeller or Mathematician
  • Software Developer/Engineer

    Software Developer/Engineer

    Software Tester

    Software Tester

    Telecommunications/Network Engineer

    Telecommunications/Network Engineer

    Web Developer

    Web Developer

Companies and organisations in this industry

  • Airways New Zealand
    Airways New Zealand
    eStar
    eStar
    Aeroqual
    Aeroqual
    Digital Mapping Solutions
    Digital Mapping Solutions
  • FIS
    FIS
    Critchlow
    Critchlow
    Catalyst
    Catalyst
    Dynamic Controls
    Dynamic Controls
  • Orion Health
    Orion Health
    LINZ
    LINZ
    Xero
    Xero
    Serato
    Serato
  • AdScale Laboratories
    AdScale Laboratories
    Intergen
    Intergen
    Allied Telesis
    Allied Telesis
    The Logic Studio
    The Logic Studio
  • Fronde
    Fronde
    Navico
    Navico
    SLI Systems
    SLI Systems
    Rakon
    Rakon
  • Datacom
    Datacom
    Fisher & Paykel Appliances
    Fisher & Paykel Appliances
    Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
    Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
    Compac
    Compac
  • Tekron
    Tekron

Futureintech is an initiative of Engineering New Zealand, funded by Callaghan Innovation

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