Of all the parts of the Australian economy right now, none is as strong as the labour market. It’s purring, adding the most jobs over a calendar year on record in 2017.
But that was then and this is now. Of more importance is will the hiring spree continue?
The good news is that it looks like it will with job advertisements continuing to surge in January.
The strongest sectors overall are mining, resources and energy, trades and services, engineering and science and technology. There is a strong national demand for STEM skills — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — which reflects a global talent shortage.
Let's take Civil Engineering as an example.
A civil engineer is supposed to plan, design, develop and manage projects for the construction or repair of buildings. In addition, you can learn earth structures, powerhouses, roads, airports, railways, rapid transit facilities, bridges, tunnels, canals, dams, ports and coastal installations and systems related to highway and transportation services, water distribution and sanitation.
Civil engineers may also specialize in foundation analysis, building and structural inspection, surveying and municipal planning. Civil engineers are employed by engineering consulting companies or they may be self-employed.
Sample Occupation Titles:
Structural Design Engineer
Water Systems Engineer