Students hoping to establish a secure career pathway need to accurately evaluate the constantly changing employment landscape.
Often, when searching for interesting options, we look to the latest headline-grabbing employment sector. However, it could be time to research some traditional occupations and industries that are experiencing growth like never before.
Advances in science and technology have facilitated many new study and employment opportunities. New look jobs are infiltrating old-fashioned industries at astounding rates, providing the opportunity to upgrade qualifications within your chosen profession. For those still undecided about their ultimate career path, here are a few industries worth investigating.
At present, there are approximately 900,000 Australians working in the education and training sector. This equates to 7.7 percent of all employed Australians, with the figure tipped to rise above 13 percent by 2018. Along with rapid growth in education and training, there will be high replacement levels of retiring teachers, and increasingly fresh and innovative teaching and learning strategies and environments.
The healthcare and social services sector is Australia’s largest employer. According to the Department of Employment, almost one quarter of all new jobs are associated with healthcare. The statistics are partly the result of an ageing population, but also due to progressive healthcare practices and procedures in place to create a healthier population. Growth areas include:
- clinical care managers
- registered nurses
- aged care facility managers
As with education and training, healthcare is an essential Australia-wide service industry, allowing professionals to not only secure their dream job, but also to potentially live in their dream location.
As the information technology industry has evolved, so has the need to utilise this vast resource for maintaining a competitive business edge. Digital information analysis is now a huge contributor to savvy business decision making. Digital marketing is a science of statistics and strategy, requiring a keen eye for detail, bold decision making, and an instinctive sense of timing. A huge range of established and emerging jobs are available in the IT sector. These include:
- business analyst
- project manager
- marketing manager
- app development
Information technology growth shows no sign of slowing just yet, and opportunities are available for new and mature age students to make an exciting and highly paid career transition.
Other traditional occupations that are experiencing a surge of interest include health science, business, humanities, and social sciences. When planning your future, it’s a good idea to think outside the box. However, don’t forget to unwrap the parcel and have a good look inside the box also. You may find just what you were looking for.