A recent study conducted by the National Centre For Vocational Education Research (NCVER) has found teachers, accountants, and healthcare workers will account for the majority of professional roles in 2024.
The research report ‘Future job openings for new entrants by industry and occupation’ provides forecasts of job openings by occupation and industry for new entrants to the Australian labor market.
There will be around 516,600 job openings per year from 2017 to 2024 (4.1 million in total). The results show employment continuing to shift towards higher-skill jobs in the labor market.
The highest number of job openings will be in professional occupations i.e. 121,700 per year.
The second highest, 71,300 per year (570,600 in total) will be for managers.
Under professional occupations, the highest rate of increase in employment will be for accountants, auditors and company secretaries (2.9 percent/year) followed by demand for midwifery and nursing professionals (2.5 percent/year).
Other occupations like Health and welfare support workers (2.3 percent/year), child care personnel (2.6 percent/year) and personal care personnel and assistants (2.4 percent/year).
The demand generated through the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) which means the demand for ICT and telecommunications technicians will continue to grow strongly (2.2 percent/year).
Under Managerial occupations, managers, construction, distribution and production managers had the highest number of job openings with 10,500 per year (84,000) followed by farmers and farm managers, at 10,100 per year (80,900 total).
The other job openings are for business administration managers, with 8,700 per year (70,000 total), and retail managers, with 8,400 per year (66,800 total).
There will be job openings in other occupations as well. For example, job openings for technicians and trade workers will be 57,800 annually (total 462,000).
Personnel care and assistants, and hospitality workers are the two largest occupations among the community and personal service workers. The job openings in these two occupations will be 13,600 and 20,400 per year.
The sale workers job openings will be 58,300 per year and checkout operators will be around 9500 per year.
On the other hand, job openings for machinery operators and drivers will be 26,100 per year (total 208,500), with 6,800 per year (54,400 Total) of these for truck drivers. And job openings for cleaners and laundry workers will be 12,400 per year (98,900 total).
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