Does the breakneck speed of evolving technology fascinate you? Are you passionate about overcoming challenges using the latest tech? Does your appreciation for caffeine and energy drinks border on obsession? If this sounds like you, then you have what it takes to become an IT professional!
If you're passionate about technology, Randstad Canada can help you make your next career move. Our day-to-day immersion in the IT world, working with some of the most innovative brands in the country, gives us the insight and experience to help you keep up with the accelerated pace of new and emerging technologies.
a day in the life
What does a day in the life of an IT professional look like? Follow the journey of an user-experience (UX) specialist and see how evolving technologies like mobile development and cloud computing are influencing this exciting and dynamic field.
how we help you find the right job
Change is constant in the tech industry. Keeping your skills up to date and finding a job that makes the most of them can be a challenge. Our IT recruiters cut through the chaos and help you uncover jobs that interest you. We know finding a job where you can make a real impact is key to your personal growth and career evolution. Let us help you find those opportunities.
Tech salaries vary depending on your role and responsibilities. Support roles tend to be on the low end of the spectrum. You can expect a salary between $35,000 and $70,000.
Various types of analysts, administrators, and quality assurance specialists make slightly more, starting at $50,000 and reaching as high as $95,000. Most developer roles are also in the mid to high salary range, making between $55,000 and $100,000.
In the digital age, most businesses have an IT department. The shortage of technical skills in Canada has led to a high demand for IT professionals. Businesses are investing in specialists with the expertise to improve efficiency or help them reach increasingly digital markets. Sought after tech skills include development, big data analysis, social media, cloud software, Internet of Things, and DevOps. With these skills, you'll have your pick of job opportunities.
your day to day tasks
The broad range of tech jobs and specialties means every day presents new challenges. Some of your daily tasks may include:
Being tech savvy is all but a given. You have a deep understanding of technology and use it to your advantage. You know the programs and systems you work with inside and out and are the person coworkers turn to for assistance.
You have an ability to process and analyze complex data. You often handle massive amounts of information and excel at distilling it into simple takeaways you can communicate to supervisors.
training and certifications
Most IT jobs require post-secondary education. A degree in computer science, engineering or technology is a requirement for most IT jobs. A business degree may also be an asset.
Some opportunities will also require knowledge of and experience with programming languages. There are IT certifications available in various specialties to help you increase your expertise and earning power.
where your career is headed
Working in IT leaves plenty of room for you to advance your career. In today's tech-driven world, skilled IT professionals are in constant demand in just about every industry. With experience, you can move into supervisory and management positions where you lead an IT team. At the top executive level, you can become IT director, or even Chief Information Officer (CIO).