If you’re like most people, career choice is quite a challenging subject.
Aside from trying to identify a career that aligns best with your aptitudes and passions, you also want to pick a profession with excellent job prospects.
Unfortunately, not all careers are in demand. It is not uncommon for people to go without work for extended periods of time.
The following are some top in demanded careers in Australia.
According to recent estimates, 1 in 7 Aussies is aged 65 and above.
This creates a need for aged care professionals in nursing homes, aged care hostels and private residencies.
These professionals provide the support required for older people to function in their day to day lives.
This means helping with cooking and grooming, socializing, implementing an exercising program, and assisting with drug administration and so on.
Health care professionals are in demand almost anywhere in the world. Australia is no exception.
Practitioners of this noble profession oversee client health, both preventative and restorative.
However, healthcare professionals are not created equal, and some are more sought after than others.
See a more detailed look into the most in-demand health careers in Australia here.
As technology penetrates most industries, so does the need to protect systems and data grows.
These professionals set up computer system protections to help minimize instances of cyberattack and data loss. It is also their job to identify possible security loopholes and advise accordingly.
Both of these occurrences can injure a brand’s reputation and cause significant losses to a business.
Australian moms get 52 weeks of parental leave, after which they resume duty.
During this time, parents without family near them opt to leave their kids in daycare centres with daycare workers. These childminders then monitor the kids, feed, bathe, and administer medicine as per parent’s requests.
To become one, a natural love for kids and a first aid course can help you get started.
More and more employers are becoming more attuned to the benefits of their employees’ mental and physical wellbeing.
Wellbeing managers are usually a part of the HR team. Most often, they have a stellar record in HR processes, alongside being creative problem solvers and mediators with an uncanny ability to get along with others.
As a wellness manager, you will be tasked with designing and implementing policies that promote the physical and mental wellbeing of staff members on all levels of an organization.
Fully functional and happy employees tend to perform better and stay longer with a company.
High employee turnover is expensive and disruptive to a business.
Australia has a booming construction industry creating a strong demand for construction managers.
These professionals work with site owners, contractors, architects, and suppliers to ensure project completion.
To be successful in this role, you have to be well-organized, able to manage pressure and have the flexibility to adapt to the volatile construction industry.
To get started, you will require a relevant degree, coupled with some on-site work experience. Some construction managers begin at the bottom on-site, accumulate experience and eventually take up construction management jobs.
The other common characteristic with most in-demand jobs is that they attract good remuneration and other perks.
While this is a plus, it should not be your only consideration. Look more into these careers vis a vis how they align with your personality and aptitudes to settle on one.
One thing is for sure, though, whichever one you pick, you will be guaranteed to find many employment opportunities.