What is it like to be an IT architect?
IT architects design and maintain computer networks for organisations, companies and other users. They monitor system performance and address any networking or server-related issues.
IT architects are further required to act as managers and are responsible for scheduling technician assignments and evaluating budgetary needs. IT architects may also be responsible for fielding technical inquiries, training newly hired employees and planning new networks and integrating systems with cloud services.
This data shows historical and projected employment levels (thousands) for this occupation. Data should be used as a guide only. Where exact job data has not been available, data from a related field has been used. This data is reflective of employment levels for computer network professionals. Source: ABS Labour Force Survey.
This data shows average weekly cash earnings for the occupation (rounded figure). These figures are indicative and cannot be used to determine a particular wage rate. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: ABS Characteristics of Employment Study, August 2015.
Is it right for me?
As an IT Architect you have excellent analytical and problem solving skills, with a high technical aptitude. You will also possess the following attributes:
- Strong leadership skills
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively
- Effective time-management and organisational skills
- Strong communication and professional capabilities
Which pathway is best for you is individual in nature. Contact a career counsellor to explore these options further.
The Bachelor of Science (Computing) is recognised in other countries through the Seoul Accord.