5 Job Sectors Expected to Grow in 2018

A new year, a new job? Looking for a career with endless opportunities!


As 2018 is in full swing and we have yet to lose sight of our New Year’s resolutions. There will be many of you out there that will have ‘get back into the work force’, ‘it’s time for a career change’ or something similar on the list. To help get you motivated to start job hunting, we have complied 5 sectors set for a job boom this year:

  1. IT

As companies scramble to adapt to the modern workforce, they are doing whatever they can to attract the top tech talent. The most sort after roles will include business intelligence analyst, data scientist, data security administrator and database developer. Most IT related positions do require tertiary education and strong skills in mathematics, analytical and programming.

  1. Health care and social assistance

With an aging population and a balance in the equality of employment on the increase, this sector is set to go boom big time. Child Carer and Optometrists are set to be in high demand, with the later included in the official national skills shortage list. All optometrists require a Doctor of Masters’ level qualification, while a certificate or diploma is required for childcare.

  1. Design, Engineering, Science and Transport Professionals

With a push into providing environmentally sustainable resources, companies will be looking to hire architects, surveyors, civil engineer, there will be growth for engineers focused on biochemicals, nanotechnology, robotics, and materials.

  1. Marketing

The need for more social media and digitally savvy personnel will continue to drive the boom in this sector. Jobs set to be in high demand include digital marketing managers, content strategists, social media consultants and public relations officer. Most positions will require a tertiary education and a creative and atypical approach to problem solving.

  1. Sales

As technological advancements continue to disrupt industries, there will be a growing need for specialized sales people who can explain the company’s offerings to a wide range of clients, including businesses, governments, consumers, as well as to new clients that the company has never worked with before. For example, as content is increasingly consumed on mobile, a digital media company would want to hire sales people who are knowledgeable with the ins and outs of mobile advertising.



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