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What are the most in-demand jobs in Australia and how do you get one?

For many international students and graduates, the mere thought of job hunting can be stressful. Which industries will offer more opportunities? Which jobs will still be relevant even after a decade? The job hunt, however, is not as hopeless as it seems for many job seekers. There is, in fact, a variety of industries that show a strong demand for new talents.

With that in mind, here is a list of the hottest jobs in Australia, which also have the most places in the skilled migration program:


The ageing population and increasing healthcare costs in Australia may mean tremendous opportunities for international students taking up medical courses. Below is the list of the hottest jobs in the healthcare sector:

  • Nurses
  • Physiotherapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Dental practitioners
  • Midwives

Computer Science/IT

The growth in digital technology, which is likely to continue for the next 10 years, will surely provide more openings in jobs such as:

  • ICT project managers
  • ICT support technicians
  • Programmers and developers
  • Cyber security specialists
  • Systems administrators


Considered as one of the fastest changing industries, here are some of the hottest engineering gigs:

  • Mechanical engineers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Petroleum engineers
  • Mining engineers
  • Civil engineers

Architecture, Building and Construction

For international students who enjoy designing buildings and spaces, there is a wide range of occupations in these fields, including:

  • Architects and landscape architects
  • Interior designers
  • Graphic and web designers and illustrators
  • Architectural, building and surveying technicians
  • Labourers

Education and Training

It’s hard to go wrong with a career in education and training as this always has important positions necessary in society. Some of the sought-after positions are:

  • Primary and secondary teachers
  • Day care and preschool instructors
  • University lecturers and tutors
  • Private tutors and teachers
  • Special education teachers


Don’t just keep an eye on these fast-growing industries. Take action to make them happen for you. Here are some tips to make it easier to land your dream job:

How to increase your chances of employment

Complete an internship

Many employers seek applicants with a year or two of experience in the position they are opening. You can get the experience they want by completing an internship.

Get involved with volunteer work

Volunteering is an excellent way to build your resume, develop your expertise, and gain a new skill set. Volunteer work not only offers an incredibly rewarding experience, it also looks attractive to many employers. Besides volunteering, there are a number of extracurricular activities you can participate in to build your employment opportunities.

Get qualified

Enrolling in a course relevant to the industry you want and completing it is the key to finding your dream job. This allows you to be more competitive as well when it comes to filing job requirements and new openings at any workplace. And the more qualifications you have under your belt, the higher your paycheck.

Stay up-to-date

Finally, stay in the loop on the latest job trends and tricks. In today’s competitive market, finding the right opportunity and being a step ahead of the competition is tough.

If you need tips about finding the right course and institution for you, don’t hesitate to speak with one of our student support services.

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John Blake, Study abroad expert
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