Choose your career path wisely
As the world’s economy gets back on track following the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, we are going to see a shift in employment.
Roles that have never existed before will be introduced, and employees will move into different career pathways as their previous roles are now defunct. Some industries will struggle while others will thrive, meaning it’s never been more important to choose the right career path.
It’s interesting to take a look at the Industry statistics in Australia and see what is happening in different industries.
- The Health Care and Social Assistance industry is the largest employing industry in Australia. In 2019 there were close to 1.7 million people employed in this industry, which is projected to increase to over 1.9 million by 2024.
- The Community Services industry is experiencing a range of opportunities and challenges. Demand for services will continue to increase and the workforce is expected to grow significantly in the coming decades.
- The Beauty sector involves the provision of personal services in the areas of relaxation and cosmetics. The hairdressing and beauty sub-sectors together generated revenue of $6.5 billion in 2018 and collectively employed 120,700 workers.
- There was a significant increase in employment levels for Beauty Therapists between 2018 and 2019, from around 30,300 to 41,800. Strong growth for Beauty Therapists is also expected to continue, with employment levels projected to reach around 50,700 by 2024.
- Qualified and highly educated workers are in demand in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry in roles such as Software and Applications Programmers, Management and Organisation Analysts, and Accountants.
Jobs now and in the future
Choosing a career in one of these growth areas is a great idea for job security. Having the qualifications and skills to take on a role in a specific industry makes you highly employable now and in the future.
We all know that skills are the language of the workplace, and many people find the skills they’ve built in one job can be useful in many other jobs and industries. However, there’s no denying that formal qualifications are also looked highly upon by prospective employers.
If you would like a career in an industry that will offer you job security and room to grow, it all begins with the right education and training.