Ten in-demand jobs of the future
Ten 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 will continue to impact the careers of the future.
Three million new jobs are predicted to be created over the next 15 years and, as the Federal Government recently announced, an estimated 75 per cent of jobs in the fastest-growing industries will require workers skilled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
The following jobs are in demand now and will become more sought after in the future, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics. Whether you're just starting out on your journey or are considering a career switch, Macquarie University is committed to helping you gain the skills and knowledge to step into a job of the future.
Accounting and Finance
One of the key sectors predicted to grow is finance and accounting, with Australia's proximity to the world's fastest-growing markets in Asia fuelling this demand. As our financial sector continues to perform strongly, there has never been a better time to study a Bachelor of Applied Finance, Bachelor of Commerce – Professional Accounting, Master of Applied Finance, or Master of Accounting.
15% more advertising and marketing professionals will be needed by 2020 with growing employment opportunities especially being seen in the field of digital marketing. Prepare for a future career by studying a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Marketing, Bachelor of Marketing and Media or Master of Commerce with a specialisation in Marketing.
Demand for all education professionals will continue to outgrow other professions by 2020, with childhood experts predicted to increase by 27% and special education teachers by 21%. Macquarie University offers a range of degrees to help prepare those looking to make a difference in the education sector, including a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education), Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Education (Secondary) or Master of Special Education.
As Australian businesses become increasingly digitised and companies focus on process automation, demand for Information Technology professionals is predicted to increase by an average of 15.71% by 2020. Prepare for a job of the future by studying our Bachelor of Information Technology, Master of Information Technology or Master of Cyber Security specialising in Internetworking.
Rapid advances in technology are radically changing the nature and number of jobs available as companies increasingly look towards automation and artificial intelligence to fulfil business needs. 21% more telecommunications specialists and 18% more software engineers will be needed by 2020. There has never been a better time to enrol in Macquarie's practical cross-disciplinary engineering programs, the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or the Master of Engineering.
Intelligence and Policy
Over the past five years, demand for intelligence and policy analysis has grown by 21.4%, with employment prospects set to continue growing in the next half-decade. Take advantage of the increasing career opportunities in this ever-changing and dynamic field by studying our Bachelor of Security Studies, Master of Intelligence or Master of Security and Strategic Studies.
Medical and Health
The health industry is set to experience significant growth with up to 40% more health and community services professionals needed by 2020. Factors attributing to this growth include the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, our ageing population, and increasing demand for home-based care services. Be a part of Australia's growing healthcare sector by studying our Bachelor of Human Sciences, Bachelor of Clinical Science, Master of Disability Studies or our recently launched Macquarie MD today.
Actuaries and Statistics
As Australia's financial sector continues to experience consistent growth, the demand for actuaries, mathematicians and statisticians is set to 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 – Global Challenges or Master of Actuarial Practice.
Demand for graduates across science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sectors are forecasted to grow into the future, with a recent PWC report finding that 75% of the fastest-growing occupations in Australia will require STEM skills. Be part of a major growth area and learn the skills you need to thrive in the future workplace by enrolling in our recently-created Bachelor of Science – Global Challenges program, the Bachelor of Advanced Science or the Master of Science.
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 International Relations, Master of International Relations or Master of International Communication with the degree of Master of International Relations.