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What Jobs are in Demand Today in Australia

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  1. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Trying to find out what professions/occupations are in high demand today with or without a degree.

    So many people going to Uni and no job at the end.... bugger.

    Could google, but not much comes up??

    Anyone shed some light on this

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  2. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Web/SEO/Google search optimisation is a big (semi scam) thing

    Sales
     
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    Shopping trolley collectors.
     
  4. sash

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    Without a degree but most still need some tertiary education:

    1. Aged Care Workers
    2. Disability Care Workers
    3. Enrolled Nurses (particularly in NSW as they are using them instead of RNs)
    4. Chefs/Cooks
    5. Data Scientists (though a degree helps)
    6. IT Business Analysts (again a degree helps)
    7. Nursing Assistants
    8. Electricians/Plumbers - needs a 4 year apprenticeship
    9. Financial Planners (need certifications degree preferred)
     
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    Corey Batt Finance Strategist Business Plus Member

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    Government has data outlooks showing increase, decline etc for various jobs.There's a significant age difference between my sister and I - recently I was helping her try to work out what uni degree to do (and the career choices which flow on from that). We compared the job outlooks, expected incomes and growth potential and avg job listings compared to other industries until we narrowed down a short list.

    The general trend was that there was a high demand across sales and health industries, bugger all in the creative industries.

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    Jobs in health related fields are in very high demand, with good pay, penalty rates, flexible working hours and plenty of overtime. Also very hard to be retrenched.
     
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    The other job it is really hard to get retrenched from is Dole Bludger...lots of suburbs in Australia where people are really good at this job.
     
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    Tradies are killing it.
     
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    The top three Sash mentioned are in high demand.
     
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    I don't blame them, I blame the gov for allowing them to do it. It's an absolute disgrace how they allow this to happen and not making it much, much tougher.

    The article is 2014 but I doubt things have changed much.

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    Trades are good especially something that is licensed, such as plumbers, electricians, fire sprinklers etc. That or find a niche e.g. dental hygienist. I would avoid doing any generalist degrees e.g. arts, business, science etc. and even law because the market for graduate lawyers is massively oversupplied but universities still keep pumping out more graduates.
     
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    Stockbroker. Just like the wolf of wall street.
     
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    Freight forwarders / logistics:
    Everything is imported and qualification/diploma is easy.
     
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    I disagree and agree at the same time. Yes there are a lot of scammers. But SEO is like photography - it seems easy so everyone calls themselves a pro. Anyone can buy an SLR but it takes real skill to make it really shine. SEO likewise has a very low barrier to entry so anyone who does a quick 20 min course thinks they're a pro. But if you work with a truely talented SEO specialist it's a whole different league.
     
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    Very much disagree as a business owner in the industry, and coming up on my 21 year anniversary.

    entry level and operational roles are going overseas.
    enterprise systems like cargowise now make the job that efficient we have half the head count we would have needed a decade a go to do the same job.

    The area there will be ongoing demand are ;

    - customs brokers (for lodging entries and consultancy, compiling is now done overseas)

    - client facing roles, sales / client services / account management.

    The traditional entry level operational roles are quickly becoming extinct in Oz.
     
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    Yep...I was talking of about a decade back. Thanks for the correction.
     
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    Data science and Analytics are quite well sort after at the moment, I was only out of work for 10 weeks before I got my insights role, considering the 6 week interview and testing process that's not bad :).

    Pay is good (in my opinion, each persons idea of good can vary) if you are good at the job, it doesn't take long for a company to work out if you are not good with this sort of thing.

    Top level in the structure would be a CDO role: Chief data officer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  20. Ace in the Hole

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    One of the greatest professions ever.
    I don't think enough people take this seriously enough and dismiss it as unskilled work.
    There is potential to make unlimited amounts of money once you have mastered the skills.
    You can work in any industry as the skills are transferable.
    Every single industry needs sales people to sell/market their product or service.
     
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