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7 career ideas for 2022

By Ben Madden

Looking to pivot careers in 2022? Heading into the new year, there’s never been a better time to make the leap from one industry to another, but it can be hard to know where your interests lie.

We’ve put together some different career ideas to inspire you heading into 2022, as well as the courses you can study to start making those dreams a reality!

How to get career ideas

Looking for your next career doesn’t have to be a scary prospect. However, it can be intimidating when you’re looking to shift careers – which is why it’s important to do your research. Print and online publications (like SkillsTalk) are valuable insights into what a potential career might look like, as they offer the chance to hear from people that are working in different industries.

First-hand experience is important, especially when you’re trying to decide between a few options – the more information you have at your disposal, the more comfortable you’ll be with your decision.

It’s also a good idea to talk to people you trust about what careers they think would suit you. Having a close-knit community of people that you can bounce ideas off is invaluable, and if you’re thinking about a couple of different potential careers, they can help you make the final decision. Choosing a new career is a great chance to re-shape the direction your professional life is going, and it’s even better when you have people to share the moment with!

7 career and job ideas

1. Social Media Manager.

If you’re known amongst your friends and family as a social media lover, then a career as a Social Media Manager might be right for you. It’s a great way to help brands and businesses tell stories through their social media channels, and it offers a lot of variety.

In order to move into the world of social media, you’ll want to complete the 10904NAT - Diploma of Social Media Marketing, which will teach you the skills necessary to develop and execute both organic and paid social media campaigns. We also have bite-sized short courses that can get you started if you want to learn specific areas of social media marketing.

2. Counsellor.   

counselling concept

Working as a Counsellor is a rewarding way to make an impact on the community around you. If you’re someone that’s naturally empathetic, then it’s a career move that potentially makes a lot of sense.

If you’re looking to gain the skills necessary to become a Counsellor then you’ll want to study the CHC51015 - Diploma of Counselling – the course will help you hone your interpersonal skills, allowing you to work in either an agency or your own private practice. We also offer the Short Course in Counselling if you're after a taster course that can equip you with the basic counselling skills.

3. Recruitment Manager.

If you’re good with people, and you want to help get people into careers that they enjoy, then becoming a Recruitment Manager might suit you best. It’s a role that allows you to work with a range of personalities, and if you’re working for a recruitment agency, no two days, or roles, will be the same.

In order to move into a career as a Recruitment Manager, you’ll want to look at completing the BSB40420 - Certificate IV in Human Resource Management, which will help you develop the skills needed to successfully recruit and onboard candidates for their dream careers.

4. Web Developer.

web developer working on laptop

Do you find yourself visiting websites and thinking about how they could be better designed? A career as a Web Developer might be calling. A career as a Web Developer will allow you to build websites for businesses to assist them with their growth, and it’s a role that’s only set to grow as businesses increasingly focus on their online efforts.

If you’re looking for a career as a Web Developer, then you’ll want to study the ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Web Development), which will arm you with the latest knowledge in relation to designing, developing and administrating websites.

5. Project Manager.

If you’re passionate about seeing projects through from start to finish, then you might enjoy a pivot to a career as a Project Manager. Project Managers are highly sought-after in all industries, giving you the flexibility to pick and choose who you work with and when.

The BSB50820 - Diploma of Project Management will provide you with the applied and technical skills needed to succeed as a Project Manager, meaning your next career might just be a course away!

6. Network Security Specialist.

Network Security Specialists are in high demand, and if you’re technologically-minded then it’s a great career move. You’ll be involved in protecting businesses from malicious attacks on their data, providing them with the security they need to succeed.

The ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) will give you the practical skills needed to help businesses become safer than ever as the world continues to migrate to the online realm.

7. Administrative Assistant.

If you’re interested in assisting with the day-to-day operations of a business, then you may be interested in a career as an Administrative Assistant. It’s a role that requires you to be able to solve complex problems with ease, meaning you’ll find yourself in a range of different situations, working across all parts of the business.

A BSB40120 - Certificate IV in Business (Administration) will help you develop the skills necessary to work in the business administration sector, preparing you for a variety of complex administrative and operational tasks.

Looking to learn more about potential future careers?

Upskilled’s education consultants are available to assist. You can reach out to Upskilled’s education consultants on 1300 009 924 to discuss your options heading into 2022, or alternatively, visit Upskilled’s website to be inspired by the vast range of online courses.

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