Quick Career Guides Part #1: Accounting, Finance, Administration & Business Careers

Quick Career Guides Part #1: Accounting, Finance, Administration & Business Careers

Quick Career Guides Part #1: Accounting, Finance, Administration & Business Careers
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Introduction

Even if you think you know what you would like your next career step to be, it is always a good idea from time to time, to have a look at other options. The Australian government produces lots of statistics about work and employment, and reading industry blogs can be a great way to find out more about job sectors from people who really know their stuff, they are also a good way to gain useful information before an interview.

For many people, however, the problem with accessing all of this information is time. All the career information we need is out there but the time to look through it often eludes us. To encourage you to think about different career possibilities that might suit you, we sought out information about Australia’s fastest growing careers and have created a quick guide about each one for you. For each industry, this guide includes information about growth and employment, available qualifications and recommended blogs.

Accounting and Finance Careers

No Australian business can operate without having to pay tax. Whether it is income tax, capital gains tax or GST, tax is a legal requirement. It is no surprise then to note that the top 3 accounting and finance occupations are all roles that deal with bookkeeping and tax payments. Without a good accountant a business can end up paying more in tax and fines than it needs to; small wonder that accountants are so much in demand.

Accounting, Finance, Administration & Business Careers

Workforce size:

  • Accountants (186,700)
  • Accounting clerks (129,400)
  • Bookkeepers (106,900)

Unemployment rate

  • ‘Average’ and ‘Below Average’

Highest number of part time workers (occupations in growth)

  • Bookkeepers (68%)

Highest number of female workers

  • Payroll clerks (84%)

Recommended qualifications

(lowest and highest available skills levels)

Recommended Accounting and Finance blogs

Accounting, Finance, Administration & Business Careers

Blog Name

Career Tips

Industry Specific advice

Useful Resources

Australia Specific

Robert Half

Y

Y

Y

Y

Mark Lee

Y

Y

Y

N


Administration and Business Careers

Some of us are natural innovators and some are natural organisers. If you are lucky enough to be either of these, or even be good at both, then considering a career in business and administration is definitely worthwhile. The great thing about either of these careers is that they run across all sectors. Great business leaders are not any more important than the administration staff who support them. By getting a qualification in either business or administration, you will be setting yourself for almost limited areas of work. The world will be your oyster!

Accounting, Finance, Administration & Business Careers

Workforce size:

  • General clerks (254,600)
  • Receptionists (167,000)
  • Office managers (129,700)

Unemployment rate

  • ‘Average’ and ‘Below Average’

Highest number of part time workers (occupations in growth)

  • Survey interviewers (78%)

Highest number of female workers

  • Personal assistants (97%)

Recommended qualifications

(lowest and highest available skills levels)

Recommended Administration and Business blogs

Accounting, Finance, Administration & Business Careers

Blog Name

Career Tips

Industry Specific advice

Useful Resources

Australia Specific

Sage Blog

Y

Y

Y

N

Office Dynamics

Y

Y

Y

N

Study all these courses at Upskilled 

At Upskilled, your learning is self-paced, many people find that the pressure disappears and they can concentrate on their study goals in their own time. Upskilled offers around 100 online courses in everything from Accounting and Finance to Business and Administration. Check out the range of courses available online


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