10 in-demand jobs of the future

Disruptive technologies, climate change, robotics, natural resource limitations, renewable energy, the sharing economy, the cloud, big data and ageing populations are just some of the issues shaping the way we work today, and these issues will continue to impact the careers of the future.

If you are just starting out on your career journey or contemplating a career switch, this is a great opportunity to position yourself for an exciting and prosperous career in a wide variety of emerging industries.

Three million new jobs are expected to be created in the next 15 years, with entrepreneurialism, connectivity and the human touch expected to be big drivers of future careers.

The following jobs are in demand now and will become more sought after in the future, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics.

10 in-demand jobs of the future

Disruptive technologies, climate change, robotics, natural resource limitations, renewable energy, the sharing economy, the cloud, big data and ageing populations are just some of the issues shaping the way we work today, and these issues will continue to impact the careers of the future.

If you are just starting out on your career journey or contemplating a career switch, this is a great opportunity to position yourself for an exciting and prosperous career in a wide variety of emerging industries.

Three million new jobs are expected to be created in the next 15 years, with entrepreneurialism, connectivity and the human touch expected to be big drivers of future careers.

The following jobs are in demand now and will become more sought after in the future, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Business

1. Accounting and finance

Demand for some accounting and finance professionals has increased by 44% and will increase by another 22% by 2020. Meet the demand by studying our  Bachelor of Leadership and Commerce or Master of Accounting.

Business

1. Accounting and finance

Demand for some accounting and finance professionals has increased by 44% and will increase by another 22% by 2020. Meet the demand by studying our  Bachelor of Leadership and Commerce or Master of Accounting.

Marketing

2. Marketing

15% more advertising and marketing professionals will be needed by 2020. Make your mark by studying our Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Media or Master of Commerce specialising in Marketing.

Marketing

2. Marketing

15% more advertising and marketing professionals will be needed by 2020. Make your mark by studying our Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Media or Master of Commerce specialising in Marketing.

Education

3. Education

Demand for all education professionals will continue to outgrow other professions by 2020. Demand for early childhood experts will increase by 27% and special education teachers by 21%. Change a child’s future by studying our Bachelor of Education or Master of Early Childhood.

Education

3. Education

Demand for all education professionals will continue to outgrow other professions by 2020. Demand for early childhood experts will increase by 27% and special education teachers by 21%. Change a child’s future by studying our Bachelor of Education or Master of Early Childhood.

IT

4. Information technology

Demand for information technologies professionals will increase by up to 26.5% by 2020. Create an innovative future by studying our Bachelor of Information Technology or Master of Information Technology.

IT

4. Information technology

Demand for information technologies professionals will increase by up to 26.5% by 2020. Create an innovative future by studying our Bachelor of Information Technology or Master of Information Technology.

Engineering

5. Engineering

22% more telecommunications specialists will be needed by 2020. Engineer a better future by studying our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or Master of Engineering.

Engineering

5. Engineering

22% more telecommunications specialists will be needed by 2020. Engineer a better future by studying our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or Master of Engineering.

Security law

6. Intelligence and policy

In the past five years, demand for intelligence and policy analysts has grown by 21.4%. Help make the world a safer place by studying our Bachelor of Security Studies or Master of Cyber-security, Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism.

Security law

6. Intelligence and policy

In the past five years, demand for intelligence and policy analysts has grown by 21.4%. Help make the world a safer place by studying our Bachelor of Security Studies or Master of Cyber-security, Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism.

Medical

7. Medical and health

Up to 40% more health and community services professionals will be needed by 2020. Get the human touch by studying our Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) or Doctor of Physiotherapy.

Medical

7. Medical and health

Up to 40% more health and community services professionals will be needed by 2020. Get the human touch by studying our Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) or Doctor of Physiotherapy.

Statistics

8. Actuaries and statistics

Demand for actuaries, mathematicians and statisticians will increase by almost 10% by 2020. Get the quantitative and qualitative skills you need to speak the language of business with our Bachelor of Business Analytics, Bachelor of Science or Master of Actuarial Practice.

Statistics

8. Actuaries and statistics

Demand for actuaries, mathematicians and statisticians will increase by almost 10% by 2020. Get the quantitative and qualitative skills you need to speak the language of business with our Bachelor of Business Analytics, Bachelor of Science or Master of Actuarial Practice.

Environment

9. Environment

Demand for environmental scientists will increase by 4% by 2020, with significant growth globally. For example, the United States expects to see an 11%* increase by 2024. Start a sustainable job by studying our Bachelor of Environment majoring in Environmental Earth Science or Master of Environment specialising in Environmental Science.

Environment

9. Environment

Demand for environmental scientists will increase by 4% by 2020, with significant growth globally. For example, the United States expects to see an 11%* increase by 2024. Start a sustainable job by studying our Bachelor of Environment majoring in Environmental Earth Science or Master of Environment specialising in Environmental Science.

International relations

10. International relations

The development of regional trade agreements around the world will increase job growth for policy analysts by 3% and government officers by 15.4% by 2020. Your international career starts with our Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Political Economy and Social Policy or Master of International Communication with Master of International Relations.

10. International relations

The development of regional trade agreements around the world will increase job growth for policy analysts by 3% and government officers by 15.4% by 2020. Your international career starts with our Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Political Economy and Social Policy or Master of International Communication with Master of International Relations.

If you need help to get ready for your future career in an emerging industry, you can contact us. We will help you choose the best options to gain the skills and knowledge you need to step into a job of the future.

*Bureau of Statistics (United States)

If you need help to get ready for your future career in an emerging industry, you can contact us. We will help you choose the best options to gain the skills and knowledge you need to step into a job of the future.

*Bureau of Statistics (United States)

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