The DHET advises youth to study for fields that offer the most job opportunities. If you’re unsure what to study, go for one of these as it would also be easier to access funding. Type in jobs that interest you and see if they appear on this list.
Information extracted from the Department of Higher Education and Training.
What Does ‘Occupation in High Demand’ Mean?
The term refers to job fields (occupations) that are growing quickly or job posts that are difficult to fill (shortages in the labour market).
To be in high demand, a job should:
have become very popular with firms during the past 5 years;
be showing an increase over two years;
it’s predicted that the demand will continue into the future;
has been identified as a scarce skill in the labour market; or
is a new job field that’s expected to grow as a result of innovation, technological advancements and the development of new
industries (for example, the establishment of new occupations in “green” industries).
BEST THING TO DO IF YOU WANT TO INCREASE YOUR JOB SECURITY IS TO STUDY FOR THESE ‘IN HIGH DEMAND OCCUPATIONS’
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