Where to find the jobs in New Zealand

Careers with Hart
with Jay Hart

This year in New Zealand, the two fastest growing industries with the highest employee demand are the service industry and the social and community services Industry – in that order. 

This doesn't mean you can't find jobs within other industries. For example civil engineers, within the construction and infrastructure industry, are not only in high demand but offer high salaries and reasonable university fees. 

But there are more types of jobs in higher demand and with strong growth projections within the service and social industries, when compared to the other industries. 

So if you're a teen deciding what to study, a Mum heading back to work, or a professional considering a career change, these two industries are a great place to start your search. 

The service industry is comprised of human resource professionals, lawyers, marketing and advertising professionals, pilots and air traffic controllers; public relations professionals, real estate salespeople, receptionists, retail sales assistants, sales representatives, travel agents and truck drivers.

Roles within the social and community services industry include dentists, doctors, early childhood teachers, firefighters, fitness instructors, healthcare assistants, journalists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, police, policy analysts, psychologists, registered nurses and school teachers.

And these industries are set to continue their rapid growth and high demand as baby-boomers enter retirement. The 65-plus crowd is set to at least double during the next 25 years.

By 2041, retirees are expected to make up at least 25 per cent of the population. A great deal of society’s energy will be spent on the needs, wants and care of our rapidly growing retiree community. That will translate into the greatest number of job opportunities for the millennial generation.

That’s a lot to think about! We should talk about it. Contact Jay @ Careers With Hart for a two-hour career-coaching session for the teen in your life, or a one-hour strategy session for yourself. For more, visit www.facebook.com/careerswithhart


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