Jobs of the future in the industries of tomorrow

Jobs of the future in the industries of tomorrow

Work is changing rapidly; many of the jobs that we know will disappear in the next few years. According to a report from PwC:

The jobs most likely to survive the next couple of decades require high levels of social intelligence, technical ability and creative intelligence.

If you want to future-proof your career, turn to one of these industries:


The ageing population means that healthcare is one of the sectors that will see the most employment growth in the next three years. Australia is expected to face a shortfall of 109,000 nurses by 2025 and specialised nurses will be the most in demand, according to SEEK.

Interested in specialising in mental health, midwifery or child care? Check out our specialised postgraduate nursing degrees.


Business and data analytics

According to Business Insider, many of the ‘high demand jobs are being influenced by the dominance of big data in business’. Organisations are relying more and more on analytics to get insights to use as competitive advantage and to increase productivity. Dr Kok-Leong Ong, director of the Master of Business Analytics at La Trobe University, believes that now is the perfect time to get into the industry.

To use big data to solve the problems facing modern industry, try our short business analytics courses or our Master of Business Analytics.

STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)

With almost half of Australian jobs at risk of automation in the next 20 years, innovation and STEM education are the key to future growth. Research indicates that 75% of the fastest growing occupations now require skills in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

Have a look at our science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses.


Information and communications technologies (ICT)

ICT specialists are in high demand thanks to the growing importance of technology in our lives. By the end of 2018, the Department of Employment predicts that the demand for computer specialists will be up 20.5%. Increasingly, knowledge of ICT is required as part of other professions.

Do you want to work in one of the most in-demand industries? Check out our IT degrees.



In the next five years, almost 59,000 new jobs will be created in education in the country. The population is growing fast which means there is a great need for more teachers. According to SEEK, ‘this growth, combined with an influx of parents striving to set their children up for academic success, is also impacting the tutoring industry in a positive manner’.

Do you want to inspire people and change lives? Have a look at our education courses.