Australia’s 10 Most In-Demand Jobs, Spilled

In-demand jobs

Chefs, child carers and electricians are among the 10 jobs the government thinks Australia will be short on in the next five years, part of the Skills Priority List.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese dropped the list to coincide with this week’s National Skills Week, and ahead of next week’s Jobs and Skills Summit, which will see unions, employers, civil society and governments addressing economic challenges and a serious labour supply shortage.

Specifically, the Summit will look at ways of keeping unemployment low, improving migration settings and ensuring women have equal opportunities and pay.

“The themes and outcomes of the Summit will inform the Employment White Paper, which will help to shape the future of Australia’s labour market,” Albanese had said in a statement released in July.

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So, what are the 10 jobs the government predicts will need a new influx of trained workers in the next five years? They are:

  • Construction Managers
  • Civil Engineering Professionals
  • Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers
  • Registered Nurses
  • ICT Business and Systems Analysts
  • Software and Applications Programmers
  • Electricians
  • Chefs
  • Child Carers
  • Aged and Disabled Carers

Separately, earlier this year, LinkedIn released a Jobs on the Rise 2022 report, a one-stop-shop look at where the workforce is heading and where long-term opportunity lies. To calculate the most in-demand jobs currently in the country, the report looked at LinkedIn data on job titles experiencing the highest growth rates from January 2017 to July 2021.

The information can not only help you see the bigger picture of your career, but also influence whether or not to invest in any skills to prepare you for the future.

“From digitisation to hybrid offices, the world of work is changing at a rapid pace — accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessary innovation in its wake,” read the report.

“Industries have been upended, while at the same time, many workers have left their jobs in search of something new. These shifts have ignited what we’ve deemed the #GreatReshuffle, leaving professionals wondering where the workplace is headed and what role they want to play in it.”

  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Site Reliability Engineer
  • Power System Engineer
  • Data Engineer
  • Talent Acquisition Specialist
  • Business Development Representative
  • Content Designer
  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • Client Partner
  • Back End Developer
  • Operations Support Officer
  • Workforce Specialist
  • Head of Engineering
  • User Experience Researcher

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