Popular Job Sectors in Australia

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Aishwarya Bhatnagar
Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Nov 16, 2021 11:14 IST

 

Aspire to study in Australia but confused about the course and related job opportunities. Here’s a look at the most popular job sectors in Australia. Since Australia is the second favorite destination after Canada when it comes to Immigration. By 2022 it is expected that Australia would have job vacancies of 550,789 openings across 5 main sectors of Healthcare, Education, Technical & Scienctific Sector, Professional Services sectors at large for those who opt to Study in Australia

It is because of Australia's friendly laws and a demand for skilled workers continues to drive people to the 'island country'. The excellent education system adds to the number by providing an easy pathway for students looking for a ‘better life’. For the latter, however, it becomes extremely important to understand the popular job sectors that have a steady demand for professionals so as to facilitate the choice of the right courses to opt for. The job openings would be available in both government and private sector undertakings of Australia. Check: Why Choose Australia for Study.

Popular Job Sectors in Australia At A Glance

Expected Growth in Australian Job Sector 

60% by 2022 

Number of Open Vacancies by 2022 

500,000+ 

Top Recruiting Sectors 

Education, Healthcare, Professional, etc. 

Maximum Sectoral Growth Expected   

Healthcare: 16.1% by 2022 

Common Job Sectors 

Professional & Clerical Admin Staff 

Top 2 Australian Industries 

Agriculture & Energy 

Active Jobs Highest in  

Services Sector: 78.6% 

Wages & Salaries Dependency 

68% 

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List of Popular Job Sectors in Australia

There are five main job sectors which attract job seekers in Australia they include - Healthcare, Construction, Education, Professional - Scientific & Technical and Information Technology sectors. These sectors not just offer a full time placement but also offer part-time jobs in Australia. Here’s a list of popular job sectors that have a steady demand and would continue to increase in number in the years to come in Australia.

1. Education

Australia’s population is on the rise, reporting a more than positive incline in its trend. As such, there is a strong demand for quality education and in turn of quality educationists. This is more prevalent for primary teachers and language teachers. The industry expects to see a double-digit growth by 2025 (as per official reports).

So, if teaching excites you, then you are sure to find a relevant job in Australia. The qualifications would ideally include specialists in primary teaching and training as well as specialist counselors. Accordingly, the hot courses would include a Masters in Education. Also, most of the TAFE Institutes offer excellent certificate programs that can facilitate the transition into the country. Also read: Top 5 Universities in Canberra

2. Healthcare and Medical

While Australia is looking at a baby boom, it also suffers from an aging population like most of the developed countries. With more people crossing to the other side of 45 and increased advancements in medical treatment technologies, the demand for healthcare and medical professionals is on the rise. Expected forecasts of the industry for 2020 and beyond look very positive. The same forecasts also suggest a shortfall of more than 100,000 nurses in Australia by the year 2050.

Students who are aspiring doctors or are inclined towards providing healthcare services, Australia offers an excellent job prospect for years to come. It is, however, important to note that the Australian Medical programs are very expensive and run for about 5 years. You can plan your studies in Australia and start by learning all about Medicine from Australia – Structure, Eligibility, Exams required, and Validity of the program.

3. Construction and Architects

This sector, though slated to boom at about 10 percent by 2020, essentially requires more skilled workers. The demand for plumbers, electricians, and stonemason are ripe and voluminous. However, what is important to note here is that as the building industry soars, so would the demand for Civil Engineers, Electrical Engineers and also Architects and Interior Designers. If you are inclined towards the trade, then Australia is sure to offer you an excellent opportunity to not only find a job but also seek your own ventures.

The industry is essentially looking for qualified engineers and architects. Engineering students can also look at courses like Construction Planning and Management. Also, the more the projects, the more the requirement for qualified Project Managers – deftly provided by qualified MBA professionals. So both Architecture in Australia, as well as MBA Colleges in Australia would continue to be a safe bet!

4. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Digitization is a global phenomenon that has triggered a wide requirement of IT and Telecommunications Professionals. Australia too faces the same requirement, making ICT one of the leading sectors with a steady demand for qualified professionals. Forecasted to grow at a rate of 12 percent, the companies are forever on the lookout for fresh talent to accommodate the fast-paced technological changes.

Students aspiring for engineering degrees in IT and Communications are, hence, sure to find relevant opportunities in Australia. It is worthwhile to mention that Computer Networking Professionals are to have the highest demand with the industry expecting to increase by a enormous percent by 2021, just about the time when you would complete your MS from Australia.

5. Professional Services - Technical & Scientific Area

With over 200,000+ professionals, this industry is termed to be the largest in Australia. In terms of its expanse, it is speculated that by 2022 it is set to generate over 127,000+ jobs and this industry will boom with annual increase in its job offers by over 13%. 

Students holding technical degrees would be preferred over other degree holding candidates. Students can look for options through job portals and also through networking to avoid missing out on the right opportunities.

To sum up, if you are planning to study in Australia, there are plenty of opportunities open to students across domains.

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Can you please suggest any MSc Courses related to Health care after completing engineering in EEE?

Reply to niffin johnson

Is there good job opportunities after Master of Banking & Finance from Macquarie University Sydney?
And how about chances of PR ?

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

30/11/21

Hello Neeraj. It is not possible for us to comment on the Jobs market. With the covid 19 markets have been disrupted, however, economies are showing signs of growth. You could always get in touch with university alumni, or network on reliable social media or get in touch with your university rep ...Hello Neeraj. It is not possible for us to comment on the Jobs market. With the covid 19 markets have been disrupted, however, economies are showing signs of growth. You could always get in touch with university alumni, or network on reliable social media or get in touch with your university rep to understand the current situation. Know all about the Macquarie University Sydney here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/australia/universities/macquarie-university

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Rahul singh

06/08/21

Is there any postgraduate diploma course in telecommunication from Australia?

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

27/08/21

Hello Rahul You can check out popular universities across Australia along with the courses on offer and fee structure here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/australia

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yash yashu

02/08/21

is there scope for sports sports management in australia?
and what about job opportunities?/

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

27/08/21

Hello Yash. You can check out popular universities in Australia here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/australia You can also check out popular job sectors in the country here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/popular-job-sectors-in-australia-articlepage-962 Also get in touch with our counsellors h...Hello Yash. You can check out popular universities in Australia here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/australia You can also check out popular job sectors in the country here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/popular-job-sectors-in-australia-articlepage-962 Also get in touch with our counsellors here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/apply

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Sanket

29/07/21

Hi, can you please tell me the job opportunity in Australia after doing masters in engineering management from Australian University.

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

01/08/21

Hello Sanket. It is difficult to predict the job market. You can get in touch with university alumni and various trusted online groups to understand the job scenario in Australia. You can also get in touch with our counselors for more on the same: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/apply

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