Are you considering a career change or trying to find a job at suits you? The Job Outlook website provides you with information about different occupations and industries to help you make the decision.
About Job Outlook
Job Outlook provides information on over 350 occupations. For each occupation, Job Outlook can help you answer the following questions:
- What sort of tasks would I perform?
- What skills and training do I need?
- How much can I expect to earn?
- How many hours per week are usually worked?
- Is there a growing demand for this type of job role or is it in decline?
- Are there jobs in regional centres or only in capital cities?
Once you have found an occupation that interests you, click on the Reports and Links tab to view an Occupational Bulletin.
This will provide more detailed information on each occupation and can help give you a comprehensive picture of whether the job is right for you.
If you aren’t sure what sort of job you are looking for the Job Outlook career quiz can help you work out what jobs may suit you.
A guide is available if you need help using Job Outlook.
Job Opportunities in the Future
Having an understanding of where the jobs are in the Australian labour market, and where they will be in the future, can be useful if you are considering training and career options.
The graph below shows the projected growth industries over the next five years (to 2023). Almost two-thirds of this growth is projected to come from the four largest contribution industries of Health Care and Social Assistance, Construction, Education and Training, and Professional, Science and Technical Services.
The largest employing industry in Australia is Health. Health is also the fastest growing industry in Australia over the last 5 years, and that’s going to continue.
You may not immediately think that you have the skills or training or experience to work in that industry because you’re not a doctor or a nurse. But if you think about what goes on in a hospital or an aged-care home, there are plenty of people doing a whole range of different types of work.
As well as doctors and nurses, the health industry also employs the following workers:
- Human Resources
- kitchen hands, and
- ground keepers.
Retail is another very large industry in Australia. People often rule out retail as a possible industry in which to work because they think retail only means working in a shop. Obviously shop assistants do work in the retail industry, but retail companies employ a lot of people in logistics, IT, marketing and many other fields.
So think as broadly as possible about what you want to do next, remembering you need to have several options. The more broadly you can think, the better your odds of getting a job.