More Australians than ever are considering a career change at the moment. But what are the hot industries right now for jobs?
If you’re looking for a change of direction or a potential increase in earning potential, you might want to consider a career in one of Australia’s fastest growing sectors.
According to data from Seek, the biggest job advertising increases in 2019 were in:
- community services and development (up 8.7pc)
- healthcare and medical (up 7.8pc)
- mining, resources and energy (up 4.5pc).
MAX top employers by industry
The top industry destinations for MAX customers in 2019 were accommodation and food services, followed by construction, retail and then healthcare and social assistance. This picture was consistent across the country.
Head of training at MAX, Margaret-Ann Goy, said: “If you want to change career, or perhaps increase your future earning potential, a good place to start is to look at where demand is highest for staff.”
“For example, we know employers are crying out for high quality people in areas like aged and disability support and we expect this to continue, with the government rating future growth potential in the industry as ‘very strong’.”
Other industries, like hospitality and construction, are also expected to grow despite the impact of COVID.
If you are looking to move into a job that is in high demand among employers, the Government’s JobOutlook website provides insight into the fastest growing jobs in Australia. You can also check out thousands of opportunities on MAXConnect.
Landing a role in your chosen career
Once you have done your research, you might want to consider your options in areas like training to give yourself the best possible chance of getting into your chosen industry.
Providers like MAX offer a range of high quality short and vocational courses, with options for study in areas like community services, hospitality and individual support.
Margaret-Ann said: “For many people, training is a valuable way of unlocking a new career. MAX provides a range of courses to help job seekers land a new job and, potentially, increase their earning potential.
“We have worked closely with employers to help develop the content in our courses so that it focusses on the skills that businesses want and expect from job applicants.”