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Many of the professions predicted to enjoy future popularity
are due to the ageing population and the digital boom
Life isn't static. And neither is the job market. Times will always
be changing and this means the demand for different jobs and trades
will change with them. Jobs that were popular and in high demand 10
years ago might be waning now, due to a change in technology, method
of service delivery, consumer demand or other trends or factors.
Here is our pick of six professions that look set to increase in
popularity over the next five to 10 years. Some of them are
professions that have already been around for many years and are
enjoying a steady increase in popularity. Others are roles that barely
existed 10 or 15 years ago.
Carpentry is an extremely old profession and in NSW the construction
industry has been on a steady upswing for the last couple of years.
This building boom means that skilled carpenters will find their
services more in demand.
Check out one of our many carpentry courses such as the Certificate
III in Carpentry and Joinery.
The demand for dentists and dental assistants in Australia is partly
being driven by the ageing population and also by our sugar-heavy
western diets. The popularity of dental assistant training is
predicted to increase by between 12 and 16% over the next 10 years.
Study one of our many Dental courses such as the Certificate
III in Dental Assisting.
Market research analysts help businesses make sense of consumer data
by crunching numbers and studying market conditions, trends and
consumer behaviour. In an increasingly competitive landscape, these
highly skilled professionals are able to develop and recommend
effective marketing strategies.
At TAFE we offer many Marketing course such as the Certificate
IV in Marketing.
Application software developers put most of their focus on the needs
and interface experiences of users rather than the back-end components
of IT systems, which is more the domain of software systems
developers. As with other IT-related professions, applications
developers will benefit from the ongoing tech boom.
Explore more about the information
Digital dangers seem to be increasing on par with the IT revolution,
which means all levels of government and companies across multiple
industries are seeking IT professionals to secure up their information
networks. There is also strong demand for this skillset in hospitals
and medical practices where the trend towards more digital records
increases the need to protect patients' privacy.
Are you interested in becoming an Information Security Analyst? Study
one of our many Information Technology courses such as the Bachelor
of Information Technology (Network Security)
This is another role that's being driven by the ageing population.
Physical therapists help patients reduce pain and improve or restore
mobility, often without expensive surgical interventions. As our
population ages, these professionals will be required more and more to
help people remain active and vital.
Would you like to become a Physical therapist? Check out our Health
and Wellbeing Careers page to find out more.