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The Most in Demand Jobs in Australia

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The Most in Demand Jobs in Australia

​Are you looking for a new job or wanting a career change? The Covid-19 pandemic saw many Australians reevaluate their jobs and begin searching for a change.

As a specialist recruitment agency we witnessed first-hand the changes in the employment landscape during 2020 and 2021. However, with the country opening up and the resilience of Australians on display, many opportunities are available for those wishing to find a new job. TRS Recruitment Consultants have industry insight and access to job openings across the country to help those seeking a job find the right role.

In this blog, we'll explore the areas experiencing the highest demand right now, and which jobs are particularly in demand. Unsurprisingly, the areas that have seen growing demand despite the economic impacts of Covid-19 are focussed around health and care, education, and technology. The sectors hit hardest by the pandemic - such as the arts, hospitality, and tourism - are still in a turbulent recovery process.

Industries in Demand

According to the Australian Government's future outlook for jobs, the areas with most demand will include:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

  • Education and Training

  • Construction

A job in the health and care industry is in high demand right now, with many opportunities opening up across hospitals, aged care facilities, and private clinics. This is due to the ageing population in Australia and the increased demand for health services. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has predicted that the number of people aged 65 years and over will double by 2056.

Similarly, there is high demand for teachers across primary and secondary schools, as well as TAFE and university lecturers. The Australian government has forecast a need for an extra million students by 2025, and with the school-age population estimated to grow over the next decade, the demand for teachers is only going to increase.

The technology sector is also booming, with many companies searching for tech-savvy employees to help them keep up with the latest trends. The rise of remote working and online shopping has seen a need for employees who are comfortable working with computers and have experience in eCommerce and digital marketing.

Healthcare and Social Assistance

The healthcare industry in Australia is one of the most in-demand sectors right now. There is a large shortfall when it comes to nurses, midwives, doctors and other healthcare professionals, who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to care for others.

Nurses have a unique role with many opportunities in Australia because they can work in a range of settings from hospitals, aged care facilities to general practices. And if you would rather not work in a clinical environment there are still plenty of jobs available in healthcare support roles such as clerical work, administration and management.

Construction Workers, Tradespeople and Skilled Labourers

The construction industry is one of the biggest employers in Australia. Every year countless new building projects begin including commercial developments, new homes, apartments and factories. The industry produces around 9% of Australia's GDP and employs over a million workers.

There is a lot of demand for labourers and tradespeople such as bricklayers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and many more. In addition, there are also many opportunities for people with good organisational skills who can manage a team effectively under deadline pressure.

Some of the skilled trades that we regularly employ at TRS include:

  • Forklift operators

  • Boilermakers Welders

  • Auto Electricians

  • Trades Assistants

  • Industrial Spray Painters & Painter Blasters

  • Sheet Metal Workers

  • Machinists

  • Fibreglass Laminators

  • Steel Fabrication workers

  • Assemblers

  • Install and Repair workers

  • Electrical & Mechanical Service Technicians

Education and Training

The education sector is also seeing a high demand for new employees. High school and primary school teachers are needed across Australia. Secondary school teachers make an average salary of $1,914 a week according to the Government's Job Outlook website.

Vocational Education Teachers are also in demand, with moderate growth predicted over the next five years. Adult education, such as TAFE, plays a crucial role in many occupations such as those in the beauty industry or those in trades. Teachers earn around $1,790 a week, and there are currently 34,600 workers in the sector.

​​Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

There are abundant opportunities if you have the right qualifications in software design and development, but there are also many opportunities in supporting roles such as project management or hardware repair.

These roles are not limited to tech companies - businesses are increasingly investing in skilled data professionals to join their marketing, research and finance teams.

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Most-Needed Jobs in Australia

It’s no surprise that Healthcare roles are in such high demand in the wake of Covid-19. The shifts in employment trends and lifestyle from the pandemic (such as increased online shopping) have also increased demand for other industries including transport and logistics. Many workers have also left their roles seeking change, in what some have called the ‘Great Resignation’. These factors all combine to make now a great time to be looking for work as opportunities arise across the country.

According to Seek Australia’s 20 most-needed jobs also include:

  • Warehousing & Distribution

  • Automotive Trades

  • Administrative Assistants

  • Chefs / Cooks

  • Retail Assistants

  • Road Transport

  • Psychology

  • Counselling & Social Work

  • Business / Systems Analysts

  • Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

For more information check out LinkedIn’s Jobs on the Rise in 2022. You might be surprised to find your occupation on the list!

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As one of the leading Recruitment Agencies in Melbourne and Perth, TRS Resourcing can help you land the next big role in your career. We offer white and blue collar labour hire, with access to job openings within many thriving Australian businesses.

If you’re seeking jobs in Melbourne or jobs in Perth, view our Jobs page today. You can also sign up for Job Alerts with TRS Resourcing’s recruitment agency online.

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