The most popular and needed professions in Australia in 2019

What do you know about Australia?  You know that there are kangaroos in Australia. And that’s it? Ok, I want to tell you something more. Especially if you search a job abroad.

Australia is one of the most developed countries in the world. Over the past 40 years, this country has been able to take a leading position in the world market and raise the level of GDP to 49 144, 53 US dollars per capita.

But despite such good economic development, Australia remains a country with a lack of a labor shortage.

In order to eliminate the deficit, the Immigration Department has compiled 2 lists of sought-after professions in Australia:

1) Skilled Occupation List (SOL) – Australia’s most sought-after professions;

2) Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List – this is a list of professions in demand in selected areas and regions of the Australian Union.

These lists of popular professions are updated every 8 months. The most promising in terms of employment are teachers and nannies (due to population growth in large cities), family social workers, civil engineers in the housing market, cybersecurity specialists, web application developers, business development managers, researchers, and many others.

We have selected the most popular professions for you:

  1. Automotive Industry

  • Automotive Electrician
  • Small Engine Mechanic
  • Motor Mechanic
  • Sheetmetal Trades Worker
  • Electrician (General)
  • Electronic Equipment Trades Worker
  • Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)
  1. Economics, Finance and Law

  • Accountant
  • Management Accountant
  • Taxation Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Barrister
The most popular and needed professions in Australia in 2019
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  1. IT, Communication Network

  • Systems Analyst
  • Analyst Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Telecommunications Network Planner
  • Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist
  • Radio Communications Technician
  1. Construction and Architecture

  • Construction Project Manage
  • Project Builder
  • Engineering Manager
  • Architect
  • Landscape Architect
  • Civil Engineering Draftsperson
  • Bricklayer
  • Stonemason
  • Joiner
  • Painting trades workers
  • Fibrous Plasterer
  • Solid Plasterer
  1. Education & Training Jobs

  • Physicist (Medical Physicist only)
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Special Needs Teacher
  • Teacher of the Sight Impaired
  • Special Education Teachers etc.
  1. Healthcare & Social Assistance Job

  • Audiologist
  • Medical Administrator
  • Primary Health Organisation Manager
  • Veterinarian
  • Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Sonographer
  • Chiropractor
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Specialist Physician (General Medicine)
  • Intensive Care Specialist
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
  • Emergency Medicine Specialist
  • Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist
  • Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
  • Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
  • Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)
  • Psychologists nec
  1. Social Sphere

  • Child Care Centre Manager
  • Welfare Centre Manager
  • Social Worker
  1. Public and Household Services

  • Pressure Welder
  • Welder (First Class)
  • Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber
  • Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Technical Cable Jointer
  • Chef
  • Lift Mechanic
  • Roof plumber

If we talk about wages, it varies depending on the field of employment.

The most popular and needed professions in Australia in 2019
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For example:

Data Scientist (average salary: $70,320) – STEM careers in Australia begin to take off. It is the “sexiest profession of the 21st Century”.

Sailors (average salary: $71,410) – All the major cities in Australia are concentrated in the coastal zone. The Australian Union has a number of inhabited islands. Therefore, professions related to maritime affairs are in demand here. There is a proposal for specialists in maritime navigation and technical support.

 Agriculture (average salary: $72,600) – There is always a shortage of laborers in agriculture. The profession of florist, gardener, as well as landscape design specialists,  is relevant and in demand. In addition, an important indicator is a decent salary for combine workers, farmers, and laborers in agriculture.

Doctor / Physician (average salary: $73,060) – The country’s healthcare structure and country’s universities is rated as one of the best in the world and gives the best medical education in the English-speaking world. Every 5th vacancy appears in the healthcare system. Yes, becoming a doctor is a long and challenging process, it is also well paid. Junior doctors and registrars can expect to hover around the $84,800, specialists and consultants – especially within surgery, anesthetics and psychiatry – can earn $141,330, while senior consultants can even expect to push past $212,010.

Construction Manager (average salary $78,090) – You’ll need to be organized, decisive and able to manage teams to strict deadlines.

Teacher (average salary $82,050) – The population of Australia continues to grow rapidly. This creates a big burden on the education system, as a result, the demand for pedagogical vacancies increases. The education system constantly needs teachers.

Graphic designer (average salary $70,800) – Graphic designers and web layout developers in different countries have different fees. But invariably, it is really big. This is a prime example of how creative people can use their potential to earn money in today’s information society.

Cloud Engineer (average salary $78,870) – New one is cloud engineering is quickly becoming one of the most in-demand IT jobs in the industry. As a result, engineers who can do their work excellent can expect to earn a lot.

The most popular and needed professions in Australia in 2019
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IT Security Architect (average salary $87,770) – Protectincall the data from malicious becomes an increasingly massive priority for organizations. Cybersecurity experts – worth their weight in gold, especially when operating in such a hard area of the online domain.

Marketing Specialists (average salary $89,300) – The employees in this area are responsible for promoting the goods and services of the company they work for. A major advantage in this area is also programming skills. Marketers are looking for ways and markets for services and products. And there are many such sites in our time. The highest salaries are offered to marketing directors, the second place to SMM specialists. A relatively small fee is paid to assistants and PR managers

IT Systems Architect (average salary $98,730) – The usual thing, that the highest average salary in Australia is an IT position.


So, we hope this list of the most in-demand careers in 2019 has helped you in any way. In order to stay in a good post, you need to constantly improve your skills and not be afraid to learn something new. High-paying professions in the world are high-skilled professions. So be prepared to work not for fear but for conscience, constantly improving your skills. Remember that the world is not in one place and those professions that are relevant today may disappear altogether in a few years.

Barbara Ell
Barbara Ell
Barbara Ell is a career coach and consultant. She knows how to write a cool CV or resume that can help you to get the job of your dream. Barbara is an editor at Resumeget company. Read some interesting and useful tips for your perfect resume writing
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