There’s no denying we’re living in a time of rapid change. However, while times of change are disruptive, they’re often times of opportunity. So, this is your time to be fearless, to back to study, get that degree you’ve always wanted and make your passion your career.
What sort of job opportunities will there be in the future?
The challenges we’ve seen during the pandemic have fast-tracked entire new industries and innovations. Business opportunities, medical innovations, the growth of in-home services, new software solutions for people working from home, new tech inventions, food-service innovations… the list seems endless, as do the opportunities for people with the right skills.
Why should you start a uni degree?
Australia’s National Skills Commission keeps a close eye on changes to our industries, employment rates and employment opportunities (among other things). Their latest annual report indicates a projected employment growth of over 500,000 for people with a Bachelor’s degree or higher, to November 2025. But the good news doesn’t stop there.
What are the most in-demand jobs for the future?
A range of careers areas are projected to see strong employment growth, including:
- Health Care and Social Assistance, Australia’s largest industry by 249,500 (or 14.2%).
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services by 131,100 (or 11.0%).
- STEM occupations (using science, technology, engineering and maths skills) by 12.9%, well above the average of all occupations (of 7.8%) and more than twice as fast as non-STEM occupations (6.2%)*.
Plus, we’re projected to see growth in Education and Training, Arts and Recreation Services, Financial and Insurance Services… well, you get the idea.
*National Skills Commission - sourced March 2022
How do you prepare for your future job?
We can’t predict exactly what the jobs of 2025 and beyond will be, but we can help you graduate ready for them. At Flinders, we work closely with industry to ensure you develop the skills you’ll need to succeed in the future.
But there a few things that you can do to boost your employability and prepare yourself for the jobs of the future. Here are three little tips and one big one that will help you stay ahead of the rest.
1. How do you keep up with workplace changes?
The future of work is going to be highly fluid. Unless you’re dying to work as a 19th century blacksmith in a historic village, chances are that your chosen field will undergo changes over the next few years.
Don’t let it stress you. If you put in the effort to stay informed and up to date with industry trends, you’ll find yourself in a great position. As industries change, they will always look for people to help facilitate that change. People who understand where the industry is heading and how to get there. People like you.
Stay tech savvy, research new trends and look for gaps that may appear as changes move through your industry.