Quick Career Guides Part #2: Human Resources, Work, Health & Safety Careers

Quick Career Guides Part #2: Human Resources, Work, Health & Safety Careers

Quick Career Guides Part #2: Human Resources, Work, Health & Safety 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.

Human Resources Careers

Human resource careers are involved with issues that relate to people who work for an organisation.  The culture of a company and its smooth running depend on effective human resources management. These days, if you want to work in human resources, you will be expected to work towards appropriate qualifications.

Human Resources, Work, Health & Safety Careers

Workforce size:

  • Human resource managers (46,900)
  • Human resource professionals (60,900)

Job prospects 

  • Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown.
  • Strong growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 25,001 and 50,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.

Part-time vs. full-time

  • 8.3% of the workforce is part-time, 91.7% of workers are full-time

Highest number of female workers

  • Human resource clerks (80%)

Recommended qualifications

(lowest and highest available skills levels)

Recommended Human Resources blogs

Human Resources, Work, Health & Safety Careers

Blog Name

Career Tips

Industry Specific advice

Useful Resources

Australia Specific

The Savage Truth

N

Y

N

N

HRM Online

Y

Y

Y

Y


Work Health and Safety Careers

Human Resources, Work, Health & Safety Careers

Every organisation in Australia is under government requirements to ensure that adequate processes are in place to identify, minimise and control risk. This is such an important matter that most organisations will have designated personnel to oversee it. Workplace health and safety training does have a certain level of site and task specificity to it but general work health and safety qualifications will demonstrate how to spot and deal with these as well as generic issues.

Workforce size:

Predications

  • Strong growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 10,001 and 25,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.

Highest number of part time workers

(occupations in growth)

  • 21.2% of workforce

Highest number of female workers

  • 38.9% of workforce

Recommended qualifications

(lowest and highest available skills levels)

Recommended Work Health and Safety blogs

 Human Resources, Work, Health & Safety Careers

Blog Name

Career Tips

Industry Specific advice

Useful Resources

Australia Specific

Safety at Work Blog

N

Y

N

Y

Safe Guarding Australia

N

Y

N

Y


Our One Minute Career Guides can only give you limited information but they are very useful for giving you an overview and comparing careers options. If you would like more details about any specific career, keep an eye out on our Skillstalk blog, where we regularly feature individual careers or career sectors, interview industry experts and give advice.


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