Want to know what you should study now, for skilled careers in 2023?
With rapid changes in technology, it can be hard to know which jobs will still be around in a few years’ time. Thankfully, the Department of Employment has made its predictions on which occupations will grow, creating the most careers by 2023. So what makes the cut?
We’ve looked at the projected number of positions to be created for each high-skilled occupation and found the top 20 (with number one to grow the most). Here’s what you can study to get there.
19 – Human Resource Professionals
For a career that requires working with people to help them become the best employee they can be, look no further than HR. A Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Human Resource Management is a recommended degree.
17 – Human Resource Managers
Management positions in human resources are on the rise. A Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Human Resource Management is a good starting place, however industry experience and even a postgraduate degree are also great assets when you’re aiming for a management role.
16 – General Practitioners and Resident Medical Officers
Most of us have paid a visit to the doctor or a medical professional of some kind. When people become ill, help them become healthy again with a health and medicine degree.
12 – Early Childhood Teachers
People who love working with children and want to give them the best foundation for life might be interested in this career path. The best way to be at the cutting edge of this profession is with a Bachelor of Education (The Early Years) and by making the most of Early Start on campus at UOW.
9 – Secondary School Teachers
The future is all about education. To become a secondary teacher, an education degree is your pathway to the classroom. All you need to do is choose your teaching specialisation.
8 – Intelligence and Policy Analysts
These are the people behind the scenes, collecting, analysing information and data to help with all aspects of policy development. If you’re one for numbers, a Mathematics and Statistics degree is the way to go.
3 – Primary School Teachers
Have the ability to help shape the lives of young people by becoming the teacher they look up to. You can specialise in primary teaching to prepare you for this career path.
1 – Registered Nurse
They’re the backbone of our health system, so it’s no wonder the number of nurses we’ll need in the next five years will sky rocket. The most common entry to this career is through the Bachelor of Nursing.
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The information in this article is correct as of April 2019.