what-should-you-study-if-you-want-a-career-onlineThese days most business is conducted in the digital work. This has to be the case when you think of the global market place that exists. If you have a gift for information technology (IT) then you may feel that an online career is right for you. Of course, for most IT careers you will be required to have a certain level of understanding. This may mean that you have to study to gain additional qualifications.

We are going to take a look at the careers you may want to look at which will help you to decide what you should study in order to stand the best chance of developing your chosen career. The good news is that you will probably be able to study online which means that you can continue working full time while you gain the qualifications you need. You can learn more about your options for online study. In the meantime, let’s take a look at the careers you might want to study for.

Studying to be an applications developer

If you want to work as an applications developer you should be able to find plenty of opportunities as many businesses are keen to either employ, or work with, applications developers in order to improve their online presence. To work within this role you obviously need to have training in programming languages such as Java, JavaScript and HTML5.

You also need to have enhanced problem solving skills and the ability to work within a team. If you want to embark on a career as an applications developer you need to ensure any training you undertake deals with all of these aspects. In return for doing the training you need you can expect to earn an average salary of around $67,000.

Studying to work in information security

If you like to think that you have an enquiring mind, as well as good IT knowledge, then a career in information security may be what you are looking for. If you want to undertake this type of career it’s a good idea to take an avenue of study that includes looking at security aspects of IT. This is a major feature of this type of work and you need to recognise potential security threats and identify when they occur. There is plenty of opportunity in this area of work, once you have completed your study. The average salary is not too bad either; you can expect to earn around AU$77,000.

Studying to work in systems analysis

There are plenty of opportunities available for systems analysts and there is also a wide salary range. You can expect to earn anything from AU$53,000 and AU$111,000 in this type of role, depending on your responsibilities. If you are looking at suitable training courses for this type of career it’s worth considering that you will be expected to have good problem solving skills and the ability to communicate clear plans and solutions to senior managers, as well as the ability to effectively analyse IT issues.

All of these avenues provide the opportunity for an effective online career if you want to study IT and related topics in order to gain the qualifications you need.