New Zealand's tech industry is the fastest growing sector in our economy and there’s no shortage of jobs on offer.
Information technology (IT) has changed our world, with digital products and services embedded in every aspect of our lives.
The tech sector currently accounts for 7% of New Zealand's GDP (Gross Domestic Product), with more than 124,000 jobs and an annual growth rate of 16.5%.
Technology is attracting considerable government support, with an investment of $100 million over six years in 31 projects at New Zealand universities, Crown research institutes and private research organisations.
Who employs IT workers? The main employers of people with tech skills include:
software, web and multimedia development companies
tech companies that provide computer, database and network services to clients
internet and telecommunications providers
education and research organisations
large retailers, banks and media organisations.
Need more info?
If you’re interested in any of these career paths, doing work experience will give you a good feel for what it’s really like.
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, 'Occupation Outlook 2016', accessed April 2016, (www.mbie.govt.nz).
New Zealand Technology Industry Association, 'Digital Growth & Exports', accessed April 2016, (www.nztech.org.nz).
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