An employer once told a colleague of mine that she was on the nose of a rocket. This should have been good news, but she hated her job. So, being on the ‘nose of a rocket’ was terrifying. Where was she headed?
Moral of the story: It’s important to consider growth industries but make sure the career and workplace you choose aligns with your interests, skills, personality and values.
The next most important consideration is the employment market and job prospects. After all, study is an investment in time and money so it makes sense to ensure there’s opportunity for employment on completion of your course.
The Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency’s Future Focus report shows three key industries that are set for the largest projected future growth (2025).
- Health Care and Social Assistance, which increases by between 643,800 and 798,600 people employed
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, which increases by between 353,900 and 583,000 people employed
- Education and Training, which increases by between 462,600 and 503,700 people employed
Careers to Maximise Your Job Prospects
We’ve listed 5 Most Rapidly Growing Careers that are in growth industries. But there are potentially hundreds more, as reported by Job Outlook (an Australian Government Initiative).
As a point of contact between patients and doctors, Medical Receptionists play an invaluable role in the health care industry. The role requires exceptional ‘people skills’ as receptionists deal directly with the public daily.
Medical receptionists work in a variety of settings, including general practices, hospitals and specialist health care centres.
Over the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for Receptionists is expected to be high (greater than 50,000), as reported by Job Outlook (an Australian Government initiative).
Social Workers assess the social needs of individuals, families and groups. They assist and empower people to develop and use the skills and resources needed to resolve social and other problems.
Over the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for Social Workers is expected to be above average (between 25,001 and 50,000), as reported by Job Outlook.
IT Systems Analyst
IT systems analysts analyse computer systems and procedures and create information system solutions to help an organisation function productively. They understand the requirements and limitations of combining business and IT for effective and efficient outcomes.
In the short-term employment prospects are below average; however, employment for this occupation will rise strongly in the long-term (ten years). Looking forward, employment for Computer Network Professionals to November 2020 is expected to grow strongly (Job Outlook).
Marketing professionals develop and organise advertising plans and campaigns. They assess the market for new products and services, and identify and develop market opportunities.
Over the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for Advertising and Marketing Professionals is expected to be high (greater than 50,000), as reported by Job Outlook.
Early Childhood Teacher
Early Childhood (Pre-primary) Teachers teach basic numeracy, literacy, music, art and literature to early childhood students and encourage social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.
Though in the short-term employment prospects are average, employment for this occupation will rise strongly in the long-term (ten years). Looking forward, employment for Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers to November 2020 is expected to grow very strongly (Job Outlook).
Courses in Future Growth Industries
So, you find a career you’ll enjoy and it’s a future growth industry. Great! What now? Why not consider a professional development course with Australian Online Courses to set you on a successful career path? There are hundreds of online courses in future growth industries at your fingertips.
At Australian Online Courses, we are passionate about helping people from all walks of life to achieve their career goals. Our state-of-the-art eLearning platform makes it easy to study anywhere, anytime. The courses are industry approved, cost-effective and offer unrivalled customer support from our dedicated tutors and administrative assistants.