Australia’s Steadiest Jobs
Posted April 21, 2020, by Elesha
Give the option between an unpredictable, wild career ride or a steady job path, which would you choose? If security is what you’re after, check out our list of some of Australia’s steadiest jobs.
Oh, and just because they offer job stability, doesn’t mean they’re boring! There are some incredibly rewarding, challenging, and creative jobs on the list.
Industries Predicted To Boom Between Now And 2023
According to the Australian Government, Department of Jobs and Small Business, Australian Jobs 2019 report around two-thirds of new jobs are expected to come from four industries.
- Health Care and Social Assistance (up by 250,300, or 14.9%).
- Construction (118,800, or 10.0%).
- Education and Training (113,000, or 11.2%).
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (106,600, or 10.2%).
Data source: Industry Outlook – Page 34, Australian Government, Department of Jobs and Small Business, Australian Jobs 2019 report.
Based on the predictions of the report, let’s take a look at what Australia’s steadiest jobs could be heading into the future.
Health Care and Social Assistance
If you’re looking to land one of Australia’s steadiest jobs and feel called to help others, why not consider becoming a Social Worker?
This career path can be a rewarding, but challenging, one working alongside families, children, elderly people, groups and communities to help them maximise their potential and become healthy, contributing members of society.
Social work is a broad and dynamic field – the average salary for a social worker is around $84,821 per annum but this can vary greatly depending on the sector you’re working in.
Useful course – Bachelor of Social Work
Want to build a career out of helping others in need? Working as a registered nurse can be an incredibly rewarding experience in a team-oriented field where patient care is a top priority.
A specialised career choice, registered nurses are qualified to administer medication prescribed by doctors, work closely with the medical team, and are required to complete an undergraduate degree.
The average salary for a registered nurse in Australia is around $77,846 per annum.
Useful course – Graduate Diploma of Nursing
Construction managers ensure the smooth running of the job site and manage any issues that arise, ensuring work is completed safely, efficiently, and according to plan.
They’re involved in all aspects of the operation of a building site and plan the schedule for works to be completed, coordinate workflow and report on progress to development investors.
This might be one of Australia’s steadiest jobs, but it’s also one of the most challenging in the construction industry. Incredible time management and problem-solving skills are a must as you’re continually juggling between any number of competing tasks and responsibilities.
The average construction manager salary is around $159,144 per annum.
Useful course – Diploma Of Building And Construction Management
Electricians install, maintain, and repair electrical systems in both residential and commercial spaces.
What will you need to bring to the job? Electricians work in a highly technical, hands-on role so you need A+ problem solving and analytical skills.
Strong attention to detail and an obsession with safety practices is a must as this can be potentially dangerous work!
To become an electrician, you must complete a traineeship or apprenticeship and then apply for your electrical licence to work unsupervised.
Useful course: Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Power)
The average electrician salary is around $80,910 per annum.
Education and Training
Primary school teacher
Trained and registered educators, primary school teachers are responsible for implementing government based curriculum to teach maths, science, English, technology, arts, humanities and social science, health and physical education to children between the ages of 5 and 12.
If working as a primary school teacher sounds like something you were born to do, you’ll need to complete a Bachelor of Education (Primary) or higher with an accredited education provider.
The average income of a primary school teacher is around $83,606 per annum.
Useful course: Bachelor of Education (Primary)
As a vocational teacher, you’ll bring your own work experience and knowledge in a specialised field, let’s say auto repair, and teach it to others. The goal is to equip your students with the skills they’ll need to enter or advance in that field.
Vocational teachers are needed across a range of different industries, anything from cosmetology and fitness, to allied health, auto repair, computer technology, and many others. These roles are also known as career or technical teachers.
The day to day activities include tasks like –
- Designing or having input into course curriculum
- Creating learning resources
- Facilitating lessons (online or in-person)
- Giving feedback on their students work
- Assessing and grading student’s competencies
Depending on the industry or subject, vocational teachers may teach in environments including classrooms, laboratories, workshops, or corporate settings. Their students could be high school-aged or adult learners who’ve enrolled in a technical school or a private college.
The average income of a vocational teacher is around $42.03 per hour.
Useful course: Diploma Of Training Design And Development
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
These are large and diverse fields offering some of the best stable jobs from legal and accounting services, computer and IT roles to veterinary, marketing and design professionals.
Some of Australia’s steadiest jobs from this pool include –
Information Technology Architect (IT Architect)
It’s the role of an IT Architect to make sure the underlying IT architecture is capable of delivering what a business needs right now and in the future by planning, architecting, and implementing IT solutions and services.
Some of your daily tasks as an IT Architect could include –
- User research
- Determining information and content flow
- Creating diagrams in digital illustration software like Visio, Omnigraffle, and Adobe Illustrator
- Delivering wireframes
The demand for IT Architects is on the up and up and sure to be one of Australia’s steadiest jobs in the future.
The average salary for an Information Technology (IT) Architect is around $131,442 per annum.
Useful course: Master of Management Information Systems
Since taxes are one of the certainties in life, you can bet your bottom taxable dollar that job stability exists for accountants.
There are many career paths for you to choose from as an accountant – from public accounting, government and non-profit, to academia and corporate accounting.
Don’t believe the myth that this is a ‘boring’ career choice! With many of the mundane accounting tasks now automated (#thankstechnology) it frees up time for accountants to focus on the more stimulating aspects of the role.
The average salary for an accountant is around $72,177 per annum.
Related course: Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
If any of Australia’s steadiest jobs also sound like your dream job, don’t wait – start making moves to break into the industry (or move up!) today.
**Salary estimates referenced are current as at March 2020.