Job Outlook

Now that it is February, you may start to re-assess your future direction and your career options. You may realise that you are no longer happy in your job, you may realise that you need more flexibility as you have school-aged children that you need to prioritise, you may have new found interests which you want to pursue as a professional career!

The global landscape is constantly changing – the population is getting older, more females are in paid work, and the number of school aged children is growing. The number and type of job openings available in the future will depend on things like turnover, demand for goods and services, demand for resources and changes in technology.

Future Outlook

In Australia, it is forecasted that demand is likely to stay stable and strong for careers and jobs in the housing and construction, accounting services, childcare, education services, and aged care industries over the next decade.

Housing and Construction

Construction is the third largest industry in Australia, producing over 8% of our GDP and employing roughly over one million people, according to the AI Group. Each year, the industry grows greater in size and this year, the Construction Industry Forum estimates that over 220,000 residential homes will be built around the country this year.

This translates into a very strong future growth for the housing and construction sector and the demand for project managers, building surveyors, concreters, gardeners and construction workers are currently and will continue to be very strong.

Some occupations in the housing and construction industry include:

  • A Project Manager plans, organises, directs, controls and co-ordinates the construction of civil engineering projects, buildings and dwellings, and the physical and human resources involved in building and construction. Project Managers can also work in other industries and not just in the housing and construction industry. Our project management diploma can help you gain the knowledge and skills you will need to help you perform the required tasks of a Project Manager. The average weekly pay of Project Managers in the housing and construction industry is $1,719 (before tax).
  • A Building Surveyor is responsible for making sure that buildings are safe, energy efficient and livable. They interact with other professionals such as engineers, architects, buildings and project managers to ensure that buildings are designed and constructed to comply with building regulations. The average weekly pay of Building Surveyors is $1,400 (before tax).

Accounting

With increasing business confidence and increasing demand for industry-specific advisory services, the accounting services industry has displayed strong growth over the past 5-years, and is forecasted to continue growing in the next decade to come.

Some occupations in the accounting services industry include:

  • A Payroll Clerk prepares payrolls and related records for employee salaries and statutory record-keeping purposes. The average weekly pay for Payroll Clerks is $1,054 (before tax).
  • An Accountant provides services relating to financial reporting, taxation, auditing, insolvency, accounting information systems, budgeting, cost management, planning, and decision-making by organisations and individuals; and provide advice on associated compliance and performance requirements to ensure statutory and strategic governance. The average weekly pay for Accountants is $1,400 (before tax).
  • A Practice Manager organises and controls the functions and resources of professional practices such as administrative systems and practice personnel. Our management diploma can help you gain the knowledge and skills you will need to help you perform the required tasks of a Practice Manager. The average weekly pay for Practice Managers is $1,200 (before tax).

Check out our accounting course and our bookkeeping course which can help you gain the knowledge and skills you will need to help you perform various roles in the accounting services industry.

Childcare

Even though the number of children aged under 14-years old in Australia has decreased in the last 20 years, the number of working parents have increased, and are expected to keep increasing over the next decade mainly due to higher living expenses.

This translates into a very strong future growth for the childcare sector and the demand for child carers, educators, room leaders and centre managers are currently and will continue to be very strong.

Some occupations in the childcare industry include:

  • A Childcare Centre Manager plan, organise, direct, control, and co-ordinate the activities of childcare centres and services including physical and human resources. The average weekly pay for Childcare Centre Managers is $1,160 (before tax).
  • A Child Carer provides care and supervision for children in residential homes and non-residential childcare centres. The average weekly pay for Child Carers is $800 (before tax).

You can visit the Australian Government’s MySkills platform to find an appropriate course to help you gain employment in the childcare industry.

Aged Care

Simply put, Australia’s population is ageing. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, our population is ageing as a result of sustained low fertility and increasing life expectancy. This has resulted in proportionally fewer children (under 15 years of age) in the population and a proportionally greater increase in those aged 65 and over.

This translates into a very strong future growth for the aged care sector and the demand for aged and disabled carers and registered nurses are currently and will continue to be very strong.

Some occupations in the aged care industry include:

  • An Aged and Disabled Carer provides general household assistance, emotional support, care and companionship for aged and disabled persons in their own homes. The average weekly pay for Aged and Disabled Carers is $900 (before tax).
  • A Registered Nurse provides nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities, and in the community. Nurses can also work in other industries, and not just in the aged care industry. The average weekly pay for Registered Nurses is $1,480 (before tax).

You can visit the Australian Government’s MySkills platform to find an appropriate course to help you gain employment in the aged care industry.

More Information

You can find out more about the future of your career or occupation on Job Outlook, which is an initiative of the Australian Government’s Department of Jobs and Small Business. The platform provides useful information about careers, labour market trends and employment projections in Australia.

Our team at Dolph has found that this platform is packed with useful information about job trends and future outlook, and it also has a very handy Career Quiz! Their Career Quiz can help you figure out what jobs may be suitable for what you like. It is crucial that you enjoy what you do as otherwise the chances of you continuing in that profession is very slim and you would be miserable going to work day in day out doing something you dread!

Good luck in finding the right career for you and come speak to us if you need any assistance or want to find out more about our courses!

 

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