Job Market in Australia

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Despite an economic slowdown in recent years, the future of Australian job market is strong. In the next five years the number of workers required across industries is expected to grow many folds. Many of the industries struggle due to the lack of work force and skilled workers; for example, there is a huge shortage for aged, child and disabled carers and a chronic shortage for registered nurses. In addition, health care professionals continue to be in short supply. The ongoing workforce shortage in these areas has potentially even limited the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Australia is one among the strongest economies of the world and many migrate to Australia for a high-quality life. If we dive deep into the Australian market, the need for highly skilled workforce is in high demand. You can see many of the above job requirements listed in the Australian skill shortage list and the same are going up to the immigration invitation list.

Growth is expected in the service industries as well. In line with the increased importance of localised customer service, many of the Australian companies are expected to continue relocating their call centres back to Australia to improve customer service quality.

Apart from the Aged and Childcare the following are jobs that has a shortage of skilled and qualified resources

  • General Sales Assistants
  • General Clerks
  • Education Aides
  • Truck Drivers
  • Software and Applications Programmers

The following are the top 10 industries in Australia with huge employment growth and projection by 2025.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance
  • Retail Trade
  • Construction
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  • Education and Training
  • Manufacturing
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Public Administration and Safety

Following are the jobs which was in high demand in 2020

  • Application Software Developers
  • Medical Services Managers
  • Registered Nurses
  • Medical Technologists
  • Construction Labourers
  • Nursing Assistants
  • Home Health Aide

The booming industries to invest and look for a career would be the following;

  • Energy
  • Media
  • Consumer retail
  • Construction
  • Hospitality
  • Finance
  • Real estate
  • Transportation

The following experts would be required in the above industries

  • Solar Energy Technicians
  • Wind Energy Technicians
  • Marketing Specialists
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Software Developers
  • Data Analysts
  • QA Analysts
  • Physical Therapists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Health Services Managers

To conclude, Australia needs more skilled migrants working in areas spread across the country. Migrants now are concentrated mostly in Melbourne and Sydney and what Australia needs now is to spread its population evenly. The government is also looking at formal programs that attract migrants to regional areas where there is demand and skill shortage.