Australia’s job market is constantly changing. Jobs that didn’t even exist 10 years ago are now growing rapidly. This is largely due to population growth, the economy and technology. So, what can we expect over the next five years?
The Australian Government recently released its 2017 Industry Employment Projections Report, which shows the industries that will be growing and what this means for you.
Healthcare and Social Assistance
Identified as the top growth industry over the next five years to 2022. According to the report, this sector will experience the most growth at 16.1% (or 250,500 jobs). This is due to Australia’s ageing population, the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and an increasing demand for centre and home- based care services. With increasing demand like this, it’s no surprise that healthcare and social assistance jobs are in high-demand.
There are so many great reasons to work in this industry. Firstly, it’s an incredibly rewarding job that could see you make a difference in the lives of others. Secondly, roles are diverse and can range from disability and ageing care to early childhood education. The other great thing is there is no way it will be replaced by technology anytime soon!
If there’s one thing we’ve learnt as adults, it’s that education is necessary at every point of life. Employment in education is tipped to grow by 12% (or 116,200 jobs) over the next five years. As of May 2017, there are 5,398 early childhood education services, including preschools, long day care, family day care and outside of school hours care centres across NSW. This number has grown by 42% since 2013 when there were 3,813.
Over the next 5 years (to May 2022) the number of Early Childhood Educators is expected to grow very strongly to 59,400. Around 36,000 job openings are likely to open over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.
This will be driven by growth in the population, continued strength in the international education sector, growing demand for adult and community education and continuing growth in part-time workers and non-teaching staff in the industry.
So, where could a career in this thriving industry take you? If you love working with kids, you could set yourself on an exciting path to becoming a Teacher’s Aide in Primary or Secondary schools or preschools, long day care, family day care and outside of school hours care, see your in-demand skills put to great use.
There are lots of great study options available to help you get your foot in the door in this growing industry. There are courses to suit every skill from a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care to A Certificate III in Education Support.
What other industries are expected to grow?
The fantastic news is that it’s not just the above 2 industries that will experience strong employment growth. According to the report, 16 industries are to grow over the next five years. These include: Accommodation and Food Services (11.2%),Arts and Recreation (9.9%),Rental, Hiring and Real-Estate Services (8.5%), and Administrative and Support Services(8.4%), Construction (10.9%), and Technology based services (12.5%).
Do you need help getting into one of these growing industries? Get your foot in the door and take advantage of these growing industries. Get in touch with one of our course advisors and make your mark.