Which career is right for me

Find your bright future: top careers for tomorrow’s job market

The future of Australia looks pretty bright. The job market is strong. According to the Australian Government, there’s likely to be around 886,000 new jobs by 2023 (which might be right around the time you’ll be finishing uni – how convenient!).

When it comes to choosing the right course – and career – for you, you’re going to want to consider things like:

  • Fulfilment. Will my career allow me to explore what I’m passionate about? Will I feel like I’ve found my purpose and that I’m contributing to the greater good of society? Will there by opportunities to advance and grow?
  • Job security.  Will my job even be around in 5 years time? 10 years? Or is there a high chance it could become obsolete in a future of automation and AI?
  • Finances. Will I have the financial freedom to support myself and my loved ones? To enjoy life?

Infographic: Fulfilment + secure future + $$$ = job choice sweet spot

One of the things that is key to achieving all these things is…

Job growth.

There are certain industries that are going to grow in the future. Where job numbers will boom, and where there will be opportunities to take your career in whichever direction you choose.

At Charles Sturt University, we want you to find the right path for tomorrow’s workplace. And we can help you get there. That’s why we’ve put together the key Aussie industries set to take off over the next five years, and where you could find the secure, fulfilling future job you want.

Healthcare and social assistance

The backbone of the healthcare industry? People. People like you, who want to help others and make a difference.While data is going to be an important part of designing healthcare solutions in the future, without people it means nothing.

And it’s an area with a lot of job opportunities.

Take aged and disability care. As a professional in this field you can truly make a difference in the lives of others. And the outlook for job openings in the future is very high. And you can position yourself perfectly to be at the forefront of that demand.

Paramedics have a bright future too. You’ll provide emergency healthcare to others, and know you are an essential part of your community. And it doesn’t hurt that you could be pulling in up to $2180 a week. How’s that for financial freedom!

Registered nurses are seriously in demand. If you’re looking for a job that’s secure with plenty of opportunities to advance and grow your career, nursing is where it’s at.

If you want to work to make positive social change in your community, social work could be the job you’re looking for. You’ll use your counselling, communication and information gathering skills to solve complex social problems. And you’ll get well paid while do so.

Education and training

Information, it is sometimes said, is the new currency. Which means it’s important. That’s why professions that organise it, manage it and help people access it are on the rise. Demand for librarians is growing. Libraries are at the forefront of the digital world, and making that world accessible to everyone in the community. When you study information studies, you’re setting yourself up for a fulfilling, secure future in the job market – one that could find you earning $1645 per week as a librarian.

There will always be a need for teachers – both primary and secondary. And job growth is looking very bright. In the future, teachers will use the latest tech to help students learn in new ways, connect with their culture, and collaborate. Teaching is a profession that is making changes all the time, so put yourself at the cutting edge.

Pro tip: Interested in educating the young minds of tomorrow, but unsure if you’d prefer primary or secondary teaching? Take a look at our Bachelor of Education (K-12) and cover all your bases.

Professional, scientific and technical industries

There’s going to be a major increase in the need for advertising professionals and marketers. With digital and online spaces opening up opportunities – for marketing and advertising campaigns, and for professional advancement. With us, you’ll learn all about strategic planning, research and client management, as well as the creative, media and channel communication skills needed for making a mark in the future of this dynamic industry.

Engineers are also increasingly sought-after, which means more job security for you. As a civil engineering professional, you’re responsible for planning our future – literally. You’ll plan, oversee and organise the delivery of things like roads, airports, bridges and other structures, and you could be earning almost $2000 per week while you do!

There’s been a surge in demand for information technology professionals over the last decade in the Australian job market. So, we’ve made sure that our IT degrees are optimised for tomorrow’s workforce. When you study IT with Charles Sturt University, you’re getting a hands-on education taught by industry experts – and you join the largest IT student community in Australia. From systems admin, software design and computer science to cybersecurity, cloud computing and management – you’ll be firmly in the driver’s seat of your future… and in the future job market.

Take control of your future

Reach out to one of our friendly student advisers, and they can chat through your interests, needs and options – and help you find the best course for your future.