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15 Highest Paying Jobs in Australia: 2021 Edition
Looking for a list of the highest paying jobs in 2021? We’ve collected job data, industry insights and the latest trends to develop the top 15 of 2021.
Why It’s Time to Finally Put Your Study Goals First
Have your study dreams been keeping you up at night? If you’re feeling like your study goals have been thwarted by everything that’s going on around you, we’ve got some reassuring news:…
Let Your Innate Empathy Grow in These 10 Jobs That Help People
Lean into your innate emapthy and compassion by pursuing a career that allows you the opportunity to help others.
If it’s fulfillment you’re after, you’ll find your perfect role here.
Naturopathy and Nutrition: Careers that Help People and Pay Well
The global health and wellness industry continues to grow as health professionals try to battle the increasing number of chronic lifestyle diseases. Don’t believe us? In 2018, the global wellness economy was valued at USD 4.5 trillion. Many high-paying jobs are found in this industry.
Health issues – such as diabetes, arthritis, blood pressure and an abundance of stress-related disorders (both mental and physical) – are increasingly being aggravated by sedentary jobs coupled with hectic schedules. This means more people need help in their daily living habits to achieve their best wellbeing!
Naturopaths and nutritionists/dietitians are some of the frontline health educators people seek advice from to achieve a healthier, more balanced lifestyle. Not only do these career paths allow you to help people achieve optimum health, they also offer financial stability.
4 Healthcare Careers Where You Can Help People Live Fulfilling Lives
Some people naturally want to help others. Caring-types are naturally empathetic and practical; want to make a difference; and ensure the maximum safety, comfort, and wellness of those around them.
The health services industry has some of the most meaningful job options available for people who want to help maximise the health of clients.
The demand for health professionals is high. As the population ages, and the National Disability Insurance Scheme continues to be rolled out, there’s an increasing number of healthcare jobs for workers who can perform key roles in keeping people well. This makes medical recruitment a lively area, including for people with qualifications in:
Aged and disability support
Speech pathology assistance
Jobs Where You Can Help People Who Are in Dangerous Situations
Some people possess a natural affinity for helping others. Their caring and empathetic natures draw them towards situations that they can have a positive impact on, and they thrive in an environment where they can make a real difference in other people’s lives.
Many of those who are blessed with this type of personality find themselves in a caregiving career, while those who don’t often feel unsatisfied. With job satisfaction instrumental in raising employee productivity, lowering turnover and ensuring employee loyalty, being emotionally gratified by meaningful job benefits you, your employer and most importantly, your client.
With numerous avenues and career paths to undertake in this extensive field, we take a prudent look at two, critical roles that not only care for others but support and guide vulnerable people who find themselves in dangerous situations.
Find Your Skills Gap: Quiz
Why Take Action to Fill Your Own Skills Gap?
Quiz: Find Your Skills Gap
Six Skill Buckets for the Future of Work
What’s it Like to be a Mature Age Student?
There’s a preconceived notion that only younger students can excel in their tertiary study. This is, thankfully, being dismantled, as more and more older adults are getting back into higher education to achieve their career goals. In fact, 40% of university students are 25 and older.
Before we get into the finer details, let’s see if we can define what a ‘mature aged student’ actually is. A lot of people imagine someone who’s middle aged, but in actuality, it can encompass people who take a gap year to those who haven’t studied in ten years.
How to Get Work Experience at 40 and Over
Are you a more mature worker looking for a career change or to reenter the workforce after an extended break? Obtaining some work experience in your industry of interest is highly regarded by prospective employers, no matter your age!
I Don’t Know What to Do With My Life: 9 Job Ideas for Career Changers Over 50
While we associate the phrase “I don’t know what to do with my life” with teenage high school leavers embarking on the working world for the first time, there’s no age limit on career uncertainty. Changing careers into your 40s and 50s is a real challenge, but there are plenty of financially secure, low stress, and fulfilling career paths out there.
Realising you aren’t happy in your career, or that you no longer have a clear direction can be scary. You may feel like you don’t have loads of time to retrain or gain experience to work up a new career ladder as a teenager would when starting their first job. As well, ageism can lead to resistance and even discrimination from potential employers. All this means that starting a new career will be one of the most challenging and emotionally draining tasks of our lives. The challenge becomes even harder if you aren’t sure exactly what you want to do.
Building Your Construction Career: 2021 Information Toolkit
Despite decreasing apprenticeship commencements in the construction industry over the last few years, trades remain one of Australia’s highest paying and strongest growing workforces.
It’s physically demanding, challenging and incredibly rewarding work. On top of the personal satisfaction of staying fit, solving complex problems and watching your work come to life, as a tradesperson you’re also contributing to one of Australia’s most vital resources: infrastructure.
As far as career stability, growth and variation goes, the construction industry is a goldmine for all three. It’s a broad industry, where career opportunities can stretch from working your way up to a construction manager, to starting your own business.
If you like challenging, hands-on work then a career in building and construction is a great option – regardless of whether you’re fresh out of high school or looking for a career change later in life.
If it’s the first time you’ve entertained the idea of starting a trade, you might be wondering:
How will you find an apprenticeship?
Is it possible to get a foot in the door as a mature age apprentice?
What are apprenticeship minimum wages?
How will you be able to live off an apprentice wage?
What is it actually like working in construction?
Is construction a safe industry to enter during the pandemic?
In this toolkit we’ll explore all of these things in eight chapters. You’ll also get to read insights and advice from apprentices currently working in various areas of construction.
Apprenticeships can be tricky to come by, and even harder to stick out if you’re not prepared to work hard. Only 56.2% of trades apprentices actually complete their apprenticeship. This statistic is the reason Australia is experiencing crucial skill shortages in the industry, but ironically, it also creates your opportunity to step up and demonstrate your worth to future employers.
How to Avoid Ageism on Your Over-50 Career Hunt
It’s illegal for an employer to make a decision on a prospective employee based on their age, but let’s be honest, as much we like to think the archaic views of yesteryear are gone, it still happens. A highly insidious and often hard to prove form of workplace discrimination, ageism is alive and well here in Australia, with 1 in 3 employers admitting to having an invisible age limit when they advertise a new job.
We live in a changing world where the age of retirement is rising, the average age of uni students is 26 years old (not school leavers as you might imagine), parents are having families later and people on average have 5 – 7 career changes in their lifetime. But in these modern times where stereotypes are supposedly diminishing, where diversity and inclusivity are valued, we still come up against workplace and employment age discrimination – meaning the job search and interview process for a new role has an extra barrier to overcome.
The reality is, we change. We need different things at different stages of life and can’t be expected to run with the same work/life balance for the duration of it. Some older job seekers might be stuck in a rut, knowing we need to mix things up but not sure how. Or some might crave a career change entirely, and why shouldn’t we? At 50, we could still have a good 20 years of work ahead and some might argue that older workers are better employees, more mature, reliable and have our heads screwed on.
Is a Career Change to Human Resources a Good Move?
Deciding to change careers can be a daunting choice. With the average Australian changing careers 5-7 times in their lifetime, it is worth considering how satisfied you are with your job, and if it is time for a different career path. If you have excellent communication skills, love working with people and are prepared to upskill, moving into human resources could be a perfect fit. To help you make this transition into human resources as seamless as possible, we’ve broken down everything you need to know about how to get into this rewarding industry.
An Honest Look into Working in an HR Department
Picture this: you’re meeting someone for the first time. You’re asking the typical ‘get to know you’ questions, such as:
“What do you do for work?”
They answer with: “I work in HR!”
This answer often unconsciously forms a picture of an office worker, fielding complaint after complaint from employees – a “people person,” trained to deal with employee conflict.
Is this completely incorrect? No. Is it the whole picture? Most definitely not.
In this article, we’ll be discussing what it really means to be an HR professional. We will debunk some myths, delve into some of the more complex realities of this role and help build a character profile of someone who would thrive in this profession. Whether you’re looking to upskill into a human resources management role, or you’re looking to change your career path altogether to step into HR, reading this article will help prepare you for the exciting, but the challenging reality of an HR job.
5 Skills a HR Professional Needs to Overcome Common Issues
If you’re interested in pursuing a new job in human resources, there are some key skills that every HR professional needs to succeed. Regardless of your position, there’s one fundamental responsibility that connects all kinds of HR roles, from HR managers to HR officers. Your number one responsibility will always be people. In human resources, you will be working with people full time; it’s your responsibility to liaise with employees, employers, and CEOs to maintain relations across your workplace.
What a Cyber Security Course Can Teach You
Data is at the heart of most businesses, and the protection of that data is at the core of cyber security.
Businesses with social media accounts and e-commerce websites are continually collecting customer data, including their habits, location, demographics and electronic payment information.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics recorded 693,000 local cyber attacks in 2015 with 60% targeted at small and medium businesses. It is estimated that $1 billion per year is lost to online cyber crime.
Due to this, the cyber security field is a thriving one, with professionals in high demand. Online courses are able to assist anyone — from beginners to IT professionals — in pursuing a cyber security career path.
The Pros and Cons of Vocational Education
During your last years of high school, it’s likely you’ll be confronted with two choices in regards to further education: vocational education and higher education. While higher education, also known as tertiary education, is the more common path to go down, vocational education and training is a good alternative if you find that academia isn’t your strong suit. For young people, it can be incredibly tough to figure out which decision is best, so here’s a quick guide to the Australian tertiary education system.
How to Get Your Working at Heights Training in Melbourne
Victoria has repeatedly set examples of holding employers and companies accountable by imposing serious fines for violating the Occupational Health and Safety Act and not taking height safety seriously. Concorp Group Pty…
How to Get Your Forklift Licence in Melbourne
As a construction tradie, you are responsible for carrying out the duty of ensuring the health and safety of yourself and coworkers within the reasonable guidelines of the Occupational Health and Safety…
The Best Zoom Background Ideas to Spice Up Your Remote Meetings
Due to COVID-19 the time for remote working has officially begun. For our team, it’s week two of working from home, so we’re all starting to slowly slip into madness. But our…
The Best Ways to Virtually Stay in Touch During the COVID-19 Pandemic
In the darker times of our lives we often seek out the comfort of loved ones who are reassuringly familiar and within reach, but what can we do when we’re discouraged from…
Working From Home Effectively During Coronavirus Lockdown
In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, more businesses are being prompted to try out ‘working from home’ as a means of combating the lockdown measures that are being implemented. For most…
5 Minute Easy, Healthy Lunch Ideas for Work and Study
Work lunch is hard. Should you spend your Sundays doing meal prep, or half your lunch break trying and failing to find a decent sandwich? Even if you do find a decent…
Guide to Coffee Naps: The Ultimate Power Up for your Power Naps
When you’re running on empty, and you’re feeling sleepy, what do you turn to – a cup of coffee, or a power nap? Or both? Do both! It’s called a coffee nap….
6 Easy Smoothie Recipes To Help You Start Your Day Right
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and helps with weight loss, muscle regeneration and any number of other health goals – but when it comes to a choice between…
Is The Job You Hate Killing You? Why You Need to Make a Change
Staying in the job you hate is killing you, and we’re not talking metaphorically. You probably already know that they can make you lose confidence in your abilities. But what about the…
Personality Test: How Does Your Mind Work?
You’ve probably noticed that the people around you all work in different ways. Sometimes it’s almost like we’re just wired differently. Why do some of us enjoy getting our hands dirty and…
Just Landed Your First Job? Here’s The Money Advice You Need to Hear Now
So, you landed your first job. Congratulations! Before your first paycheck hits your bank account, it’s time to brush up on some basic money advice so you can make the most of…
Think You’re A Workaholic? Take the Quiz
There’s a fine line between working hard and workaholism – it might be considered over the top, but being a workaholic is an addiction, and can have damaging affects to both your…
Think You’re a Grammar Whiz? Take the Ultimate Grammar Quiz!
Before They Were Famous: Celebrities’ First Jobs
It’s hard to imagine them any other way, but these celebrities started at the very bottom before they went on to become huge stars. Many had to slum it to get to…
What Would Your Ideal Job Be Based On Your Hogwarts House? Take the Quiz!
We’re all familiar with the four different Hogwarts Houses from Harry Potter; but how well do you know the personality traits associated with each? Are you more Hermione, Cedric, Draco or Luna?…
What Would Your Job Title Be in the ‘Mad Men’ Office?
Mad Men was one of the first TV shows to explore the modern office as we know it. Going deeper than the classic workplace sitcom, the creators gave the characters room to…
Top 5 Student Visa Interview Tips
The student visa process can be a daunting prospect for international students. Most challenging of all, is often the interview with an immigration official; whether it be over-the-phone or face-to-face. The following…
How to Find the Apprenticeship You Want!
Apprenticeships give you the skills, experience and qualifications you need to enter the workforce. And they are recognised Australia-wide. But how do you go about getting started? Where do you look? And…
Don’t worry, you’re not the first to be fooled this April Fool’s Day, and you’re sure to not be the last! Think you have a astrology-obsessed friend who’d believe there’d be a…
How to Save Money with the New Child Care Subsidy
With the handing down of the 2015 Federal Budget came some significant changes in childcare subsidies. Here’s what you need to know to get the most financial benefit. What is the Child…
“Phishing” scam increasing in public Wi-Fi networks
If you use the internet – and let’s face it, most of us do – then it’s highly probable that you’ve come across the term “phishing”. But what exactly is phishing? Essentially, it’s the…
USC Campus Conservation gets Water-Wise
The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) has launched an environmental initiative this week that will avoid 40,000 plastic bottles ending up in landfill on a yearly basis. Students will be encouraged…
Study Excel courses in Australia
Spreadsheets are a valuable tool for today’s complex and time-stretched, working and home environments. If you study Excel Courses in Australia you can help school teachers, members of the medical profession and…
Study Tourism in Melbourne
Study tourism in Melbourne and you can learn everything you need to know to succeed in a career in tourism. Tourism will remain one of the largest sectors in the world. There…
Win a $3,000 scholarship with Training.com.au
The Scholarship has been awarded! Congratulations to Mariale Agredo! Mariale received a total of 734 likes and shares in the final 8 and was then unanimously picked by both judges in the…
Aromatherapy courses – a great career
Aromatherapy Courses in Australia give you the opportunity to learn about anatomy, the nervous system, physiology, psychology and first aid. Australians more and more are enjoying the benefits of being able to study…
Photography courses in Australia
A good cell phone with a 2MP camera will give you good pictures. If you want great pictures or pictures that win prizes, a photography course in Australia, and experience with Photoshop…
University Education Versus Vocational Training
University Education Versus Vocational Training. Increasingly, the question is being asked; is going to university worth the time, money and effort? For some people the answer is a resounding “Yes!” That’s because…