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THE AGE • MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010
YOUR job prospects should be one factor
in choosing a course. How important this is
will depend on your abilities, personality and
career goals, but you should at least go into
your course of study fully informed about the
prospects of finding a job when you finish.
It's no good training to be a harpsichord
builder and repairer if there is no demand for
At the same time, though, job prospects
and income should not be your sole criterion
in choosing a course. You won't be motivated
to study if you are not interested in the area of
study you have chosen.
However, if job security is important to
you, it is worth considering a career in either
one of the big jobs-growth areas - education
and health. Alternatively, if you are inclined
to follow your heart rather than the money,
it may help to know that jobs in the arts only
comprise 1.9 per cent of the total workforce.
In the past 10 years, the industries that
created the most new jobs were health
care and social assistance, construction,
professional, scientific and technical services,
public administration and safety, and retail
trade, according to the government website
Those that are expected to create the most
jobs in the next four years are health care
and social assistance (181, 600 new jobs),
education and training (101,500), retail trade
(67,600), professional, scientific and technical
services (54,200), and accommodation and
food services (49,900).
For those considering going to university,
it is encouraging to know that the largest job
gains in the five years to August 2009 were
for the higher education cluster. This includes
managers and professionals and jobs in
health care and social assistance, education
and training, and professional, scientific and
However, the most plentiful jobs are not
always the best paid. Jobs in health came 14th
on the pay scale, while education is in fifth
The best paid jobs were in mining,
followed by professional, scientific and
technical services and electricity, gas, water
and waste services. The lowest paid jobs were
in farming, forestry and fishing, retail and
accommodation and food services.
Another good place to look if you want to
know about job prospects is www.joboutlook.
gov.au, which includes an alphabetical list of
jobs for which there are good prospects and
Australia's workforce is dominated by just
three industries, each employing more than a
million workers according to SkillsInfo.
These are health care and social assistance
(11.3 per cent of the workforce) retail trade (11
per cent), and manufacturing (9.4 per cent).
Last year, for the first time, jobs growth in
the health sector outstripped jobs in the retail
sector, which had been Australia's largest
employing industry since 2001. Construction
comes a close fourth, with jobs in this sector
edging towards one million workers (9.2 per
Within these industries, the range of
careers is ever expanding and changing. For
example, in the 1970s, career choices were
limited to trades, secretarial, sales, teaching,
nursing, farming and manufacturing. There
were no such jobs as radiographers or climate-
Industry trends are a factor to consider when
choosing a course of study. Is there a future in the
career path you are considering?
Jane Cafarella reports.
An Australian Government website providing skill-related information for
industries and regions.
■ Job Outlook
Another Federal Government website, this one with career and labour
market research to help you choose a future career.
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