Do you love all things digital? Get a job as a Technologist

31 July 2018

Do you love all things digital? Get a job as a Technologist

You could be a Technologist!

‘Technologist’ – sounds modern and important, doesn’t it? But do you know what a technologist is or does?

Well, there’s a new way of thinking about what jobs we’re suited to, and its focus is on skills rather than job titles. This approach is called ‘Job Clusters’ and one of the clusters is called ‘The Technologist’.

Being a technologist opens up a whole suite of jobs. And if you’re a Technologist, you’re in luck because it’s the cluster with the strongest job prospects into the future.


What’s a job cluster?

Research from the Foundation for Young Australians has shown that when you train in one job, you actually gain skills that can be used in an average of 13 other jobs. This is great news as it means you’re probably skilled for more jobs that you realise, or at least you will be. Clusters are several jobs grouped together by skill set. There are seven job clusters in total;

  • Technologist (which we’ll take about here)
  • Artisans
  • Generators
  • Carers
  • Coordinator
  • Designers and
  • Informers


So, how does knowing my job cluster help me?

Firstly, knowing which job cluster your interests and skills fit with will help you decide what job suits you best. Plus, because the job clusters group together jobs by skill set, if you want to transfer to a different job you can see which ones might work best. For example, if you worked on an IT helpdesk you’d be a Technologist, and you could look at other Technologist roles, like programmer or computer games tester.


What skills does a Technologist have?

Technologists are skilled at all things digital. They understand how technology works and how to work with it.


What jobs are in the Technologist cluster?

Industries that employ lots of Technologists include computer system design, information, media and telecommunication services.

If you’re a Technologist, and starting out in the workforce, you might like to think about jobs in web design companies, computer games or technology shops. Technologists can also make good business analysts and software engineers.


How can jobs in the Technologist cluster accommodate disability?

In all jobs employers are required to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate any needs you may have resulting from disability. People with certain disabilities, such as autism, are often sought after by tech companies as they may have exceptional attention to detail.

If you’re interested in a Technologist role, CoAct can certainly help make it happen for you.


I think I’d make a good Technologist, where do I start?

Your first stop should be our fun, quick ‘Find a job as unique as you’ quiz which will help figure out which job cluster is the best fit for you. You may find you’re not a Technologist after all, perhaps you’re a Generator or a Carer.

Whatever job cluster you fit in, CoAct will be able to help you with next steps to finding your perfect fit.

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