Are you thinking of a career change or stepping out in the workforce for the first time? Perhaps you are thinking of undertaking some courses to gain the qualifications you need to work within a particular field.
Before you embark on a course or consider switching jobs to head down another path, take a look at Australia’s Top 10 emerging industries that could offer you a promising career.
1. Health Care & Social Assistance
With an ageing population, according to the Department of Employment the healthcare and social assistance industry will be the nation’s biggest with one in every four new jobs created between now and 2017. If this industry is of interest to you, take a look at the Health Courses or Community Services Courses available.
The growth in technology and the need for every business to be connected online means IT project managers, business analysts, digital marketers and app developers will be in demand.
If you have the skills to handle money and balance the books, then you will be happy to hear there will be a rise in job opportunities over the next 5 years. But according to Hays Accountancy and Finance, business’ are looking for finance employees to be involved in the strategy of the business too, so you will need some good social skills to get the best jobs. Check out Accounting Courses to get started on a promising career in accounting.
Gain qualifications as an engineer and you will have a wide variety of positions to choose from chemical to civil engineers.
5. Sales & Finance
Marketing managers and financial managers will be sort after in the sales and finance sector over the next decade.
Certified teachers will find plenty of jobs especially in the field of adult education, life skills training and after school programs. It is predicted that jobs in this sector will increase by up to 503,700 jobs by 2025.
Teacher’s aides provide assistance to teacher’s in an educational setting. Generally the work is part-time and can provide an attractive option to parents. There are Education Support courses to get you started.
Plumbers are always in demand and this is set to continue. According to the Plumbing Trades Employees one in ten plumbers are foreigners which is a sign that there is plenty of work, but not enough workers in the industry.
8. Service Industries
There has been an increase in demand for labour in occupations where computers and machines cannot replace. Jobs such as cooking, cleaning, building or driving will continue to grow as well as jobs in the tourism sector
9. Gas & Oil
According to Deloitte’s Australia’s oil and gas industry will soon make up approximately 2% of the economy. It is believed the growing number of projects under consideration have the potential to create over 150,000 jobs, meaning there are plenty of promising careers to be had in the industry.
10. Cyber security
Businesses in all industries require the services of skilled cyber security professionals now and into the future. Jobs such as Chief Information Security Officer, Digital Risk Officer and Conduct Risk Officer may be relatively new but they are in high demand.
The Australian Federal Government’s Future Focus report forecasts there will be between 5.6 million – 6.4 million job openings in the country over the next 10 years. The top 5 tertiary qualified jobs within this period have been identified as:
- Registered nurses
- Advertising and sales managers
- Software and app programmers
- Accountants and
- CEO/Managing Directors.
Those top vocational and trade jobs include aged carers, child carers, electricians, nursing and personal care workers and construction managers. The sectors illustrating the lowest growth over the next ten years include sales workers, labourers and machinery operators.
Australia is seeing an expanding, ageing population and advances in technology at an extreme rate. Those highly skilled in technical areas, professional and managerial roles, health care and education will be sort after in the next few years through to the end of the decade and possibly beyond.