Australian jobs with little competition and lots of demand
In this article we explore Australian jobs where demand is set to rise in the future, that have a critical lack of trained people to fill them. If you’re unsure of what career pathway to follow, thinking about choosing a job in which there is likely to be more job openings and less competition could be one factor worth considering as you explore your options.
Believe it or not Australia has a chef shortage. If you love food and are interested in planning menus, preparing food and managing kitchens this could be a great opportunity for you. It is worth thinking through the lifestyle considerations in particular the hours that come along with this job before jumping in.
Click this link to learn more about this job: https://www.careerhq.com.au/careers-database/job_details/78/chef
Aged or disability carer
With Australia’s ageing population there is a critical shortage of aged and disability carers. If you are someone who is passionate about caring for those in need, this could be a great fit for you. Also, it is worth noting that the skills shortage doesn’t just include carer roles. In the aged and disability care industry there is a large amount of job openings in different areas, whether it is recruitment, HR, technology innovation or operations. This is also an industry ripe for innovation with a growing supply of people needing support and not enough available services to keep up with the demand.
Click this link to learn more about this job: https://www.careerhq.com.au/careers-database/job_details/19/aged-or-disability-carer
Again this might come as a surprise but there is a skill shortage of registered nurses in Australia. Registered nurses (RNs) provide all types of nursing care and coordinate teams of enrolled nurses and nursing assistants to provide top quality patient care. They also educate patients and the public around various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.
Click this link to learn more about this job: https://www.careerhq.com.au/careers-database/job_details/320/nurse-registered
While there are a whole range of trades also experiencing a shortage (we often think of plumbers and carpenters) welding is not often considered as an option. Welders use remote controlled machines, or hand held tools to cut, join or shapes pieces of metal and metal pipes.
Click this link to learn more about this job: https://www.careerhq.com.au/careers-database/job_details/518/welder
There is also set to be a shortage of optometrists in the future. This job is critical to providing assistance for examining a patients’ eyes and vision, diagnosing and treating issues and prescribing glasses and contact lenses. If you’re interested in health this could be a great role for you.
Click this link to learn more about this job: https://www.careerhq.com.au/careers-database/job_details/354/optometrist
Similarly, this allied health role is facing a skills shortage with employer not being able to find qualified audiologists to hire. Audiologists diagnose and treat a patient’s hearing and balance problems using advanced technology and procedures.
Click this link to learn more about this job: https://www.careerhq.com.au/careers-database/job_details/45/audiologist
But wait, there is more.
These are just a few of the jobs that nationally require more people quickly. Some of the other jobs we haven’t covered include petroleum engineers, IT Software engineers and a range of other STEM career pathways, a broad range of medical specialities (urologist, gastroenterologist, neurologist) and also a range of teaching specialities (everything except primary school teaching). So, if you’re tossing up between two pathways and can’t decide it might be worth considering whether there is a skill shortage in one area as opposed to the other as this could lead to more job opportunities and a quicker jump into employment. Remember, every country is different so if you’re reading this from outside of Australia it could be worth looking up the skills shortage list from your country.