I'm in this project where I came in initially to provide consultative advice about a certain technology domain that I was knowledgeable in in my organisation.
So as the project progressed, I ended up taking more and more responsibility - basically because it was what the project needed.
So anyway, at some point, the guy who I worked with primarily quits and now basically, I've been told that I'll be doing all his duties too. Which is actually fine, I'll be a little busier but I've been doing that type of work for months anyway. However, it does mean that my job is now formally a lot broader than I was hired for. I've been told my role is no longer a technical specialist - I'm now a Project Assistant.
So for me, that sounds like a bit low level - it also sounds like it's very general work and not really the career path I'm trying to pursue. I'm scared this is going to affect me when I apply for the next job as they'll think I'm not technical.
So how should I approach this? In this organisation, I've observed that unless it's the very senior managerial positions, job titles are not really formal things because people often have broad sets of responsibilities. So I'm just concerned that it would appear petty to raise this as an issue, especially given that I have no problem with doing any of the work.