We know that tech careers can be exciting, fast-paced and ever changing. But what’s it really like work in this industry? And what skills can set you apart?
To help answer these questions, we whipped up this playlist of videos to get you across hot topics in tech (like artificial intelligence) and to bring you advice from people actually working in it – think cyber security specialists and coders. We also take a look at jobs of the future, which are all underpinned by cutting-edge technology.
1. Careers with STEM Technology & Cyber Webinar
Technology is the key to a fairer, healthier, brighter future. This webinar will explore how today’s young people could become part of globally important work! Opportunities are as diverse as new energy, environment and sustainability, solving poverty, pandemic response, combating climate change, politics and law. Plus, there are gigs in growing sectors like cyber security, retail and cloud computing.
We highlight that technology is for everyone and that there are diverse paths to get there. Meet people who’ve scored roles at exciting companies, and self-starters who are making their own career journeys.
P.S. Don’t miss our latest Careers with STEM: Technology issue for more awesome, first-hand career stories!
2. What is artificial intelligence?
From being able to snap the perfect selfie to self-driving cars, artificial intelligence (AI) has entered our lives in many ways and it is now being applied to solve complex problems in most scientific fields.
In this video, we explain exactly what AI is, what it’s used for and what cool STEM careers you can land in this field.
Interested in AI? You can read more here.
3. What are jobs at Google really like?
If you want to work in tech, Google might be high up on your dream employer list! In this video, we head inside Google’s amazing Sydney offices to give you a sneak peek into what Google jobs really look like. There’s free lunches, a pool table, a rock climbing wall and even a secret passageway hidden behind a bookshelf!
4. Meet NASA senior computer scientist Tamar Cohen
Tamar Cohen writes software to support NASA scientists who are exploring planetary bodies remotely. Be inspired by her STEM study and career path!
5. 10 future jobs you might be applying for in 2050
One popular estimate suggests that 65% of primary school students will work in jobs that don’t exist yet. What might those future jobs look like? While we can’t predict exactly – we do know that 75% of the fastest growing jobs require STEM skills. We looked at our career crystal ball and came up with 10 jobs you might be submitting your CV for in the year 2050. See where your tech skills fit in!
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Author: Louise Meers
Louise is Careers with STEM’s digital content strategist. She has a journalism degree from the University of Technology, Sydney and has spent over a decade writing for youth. She is passionate about inspiring young people to achieve their biggest goals and build a better future.