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What industries will boom in Australia in the next years? What jobs will be in high demand?

 
In an article posted by Career FAQS Australia, it listed down the top 5 industries that are expected to undergo big growth 10 years from now:

  1. Healthcare and Aged Care
    The Commonwealth Government’s recent 2015 Intergenerational Report projects that by 2055, the government will be spending twice as much on healthcare per person, and over three times more on aged care per person.
    The following occupations are predicted to be in high demand in the next 10 to 20 years:
    – Residential aged care
    – Preventative health and wellness
    – Digital delivery of health
    – Registered nurses, particularly those with managerial experience within aged care
    – Podiatrists
    – Physiotherapists
    – Clinical psychologists
    – Accredited mental health professionals
    – Midwives
    – Sonographers
    – Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) specialists
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  3. Education and training
    According to a recent Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) report, the increasing demand for teachers in primary schools will continue to flow onto secondary schools in 2018.
    But this report indicates that the demand for teachers is currently strong and is forecast to remain high in most states for the next 10 years.
    The following occupations are predicted to be in high demand in the next 10 to 20 years:
    – Private schooling
    – International education
    – Reskilling an ageing workforce
    – Online education
    – Secondary teachers, particularly those teaching maths, science and IT
    – Secondary teacher librarians
    – Vocational and adult educators
    – Childcare educators (diploma-qualified educators are in particular demand)
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  5. Construction
    There will be more jobs and demand will continue for specialist trades, particularly for those who have experience working on residential and commercial projects.
    The following occupations are predicted to be in high demand in the next 10 to 20 years:
    – Surveyors
    – Valuers
    – Construction estimators
    – Bricklayers
    – Project managers (PMs with experience working on projects valued between $5-10 million are particularly sought after)
    – Finishes forepersons (particularly experienced high-rise forepersons)
    – Structures forepersons
    – Stonemasons
    – Roof tilers
    – Solid plasterers
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  7. Travel and Tourism
    ABS statistics showed that 6.5 million international tourists were welcomed to Austrlia in 2013. It is forecasted that the figures will double to 13.6 million international visitors in 2033.
    The following occupations are predicted to be in high demand in the next 10 to 20 years:
    – Hotel and motel managers
    – Bar attendants and baristas
    – Cafe and restaurant managers
    – Tourism and travel agents
    – Waiters
    – Bakers
    – Butchers
    – Cooks/chefs
    – Pastrycooks
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  9. Agriculture
    National Farmers’ Federation has found that the demand for Australian agricultural produce continues to grow.
    Australia can be a long-term winner in this sector, particularly in grains, beef, dairy, wine, oil seeds and emerging areas like aquaculture.
    The following occupations are predicted to be in high demand in the next 10 to 20 years:
    Arborists
    Agriculture consultants
    Agriculture scientists

In another report posted by The New Daily Australia, it predicted the top industries and jobs that will be in demand by 2025.

Top three growth industries by 2025

  1. Health care and social assistance – projected to increase by up to 798,000 jobs
  2. Professional, scientific and technical services – projected to increase by up to 583,000 jobs
  3. Education and training – projected to increase by up to 503,700 jobs

Top tertiary qualified jobs in 2025

  1. Registered nurses
  2. Advertising and sales managers
  3. Software and applications programmers
  4. Accountants
  5. CEO and Managing Directors
  6. Secondary school teachers
  7. Primary school teachers
  8. Private tutors and teachers
  9. Contract program and project administrators
  10. General managers

Top vocational and trade jobs

  1. Aged & Disabled Carers
  2. Child Carers
  3. Electricians
  4. Nursing Support & Personal Care Workers
  5. Construction Managers
  6. Real Estate Sales Agents
  7. Welfare Support Workers
  8. Metal Fitters & Machinists
  9. Plumbers
  10. Education Aides

(updated 2019)

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