MBIE has just released a report that rates job prospects across many industries – 2016 Occupation Outlook Report
The report uses labour market data to help those who are making decisions about their careers. It uses a simple way of looking at a range of jobs by demand, likely income levels and training requirements.
It will come as no surprise to some of you that the industries with the greatest prospects are currently construction, engineering, IT followed by a range of professional services.
The hospitality and retail sectors are also strong in job prospects. Coming in last are the jobs of pilot, actors, working in TV or radio and fire fighters. The training costs and time are factors influencing the prospect of getting a pilot job. The traditional jobs of Accountant, Lawyers and Healthcare professional remain in the Top Jobs list.
This kind of information is useful for school students who are looking for help with subject choices – Science and Math remain important and can lead to a number of highly sort after jobs.
It can also be useful for career coaches to realise that some of those with certain skills can have an advantage in some areas.
And never forget the old saying that if you do what you love you will never work a day in your life.
Civil engineering technicians
Construction and project managers
Automotive technicians and electricians
ICT business and systems analysts
Agricultural and forestry scientists
Farmers and farm managers
Bus and coach drivers
Conference and event organisers
Marketing and advertising professionals
Jobs with the worst-rated prospects
Air traffic controllers
Film, TV, radio and stage directors