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Most of these job shortages will likely remain in place for
at least the next couple of years
Q: What's the best way of increasing your chances of scoring a job
after you finish your studies?
A: Choose a job area that's experiencing a skills shortage.
When demand outstrips supply, and if you have the skills and
qualifications that lots of employers are looking for, you may even
find yourself in the enviable position of being able to pick and
choose from several different job opportunities.
So what are the job areas experiencing a skills shortage in NSW?
Currently, the building
and construction industry heads the list. There are state wide
shortages of bricklayers, plumbers, stonemasons, plasterers, tilers
and cabinetmakers in both metropolitan and regional areas. And with
the construction industry continuing to expand, these shortages aren't
likely to be rectifying themselves any time soon.
The other job area really feeling the effects of the skills shortage
is the automotive
industry. We Australians love our vehicles, which means we'll
always need skilled professionals who can repair and maintain them.
But with a dearth of automotive electricians, diesel motor mechanics,
motorcycle mechanics, metal machinists and panelbeaters, these
essential services will be less readily available and more expensive.
industry also has some gaps in its workforce. Sonographers,
optometrists, audiologists and midwives are in short supply across the
state, particularly in regional areas.
Other significant job shortages across different industries include
care centre managers, surveyors
As the process of training up skilled professionals doesn't happen
overnight, most of these job shortages will likely remain in place for
at least the next couple of years. However, many will eventually sort
themselves out, so it's still worth choosing a particular job area
primarily because you're naturally interested in it, rather than
because of a skills shortage. And remember, if you're feeling unsure
of your possible career options, all TAFE NSW Institutes have trained
career counsellors who can help point you in the right direction.
Take the TAFE NSW Career
Quiz and find out what career suits you best.