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4 careers for people who love to organise

By Ana Isabel Alonsagay | 14 January 2021


Have a knack for scheduling, prioritising, and setting incremental goals? While organisational skills are a must in any job – Pearson reports deem it a top skill among Australian employers – there are those specifically made for the naturally A-type, superstar planners among us.

We break down the top four careers for passionate organisers below, and how our courses at Upskilled can build (or enhance) the skills you need. 

4 jobs for people who love to organise

  1. Project manager.
  2. Social media marketer.
  3. Human resources manager.
  4. Case manager.

1. Project manager. 

When it comes to project management (or any managerial role, really), organisation is essential

Project managers are multi-skilled business leaders, responsible for planning, overseeing, and coordinating a company’s projects from start to finish. They also spend much of their time liaising with both internal and external stakeholders, ensuring all elements of a project are up-to-standard, meeting requirements, and executed as planned.

Daily responsibilities may include managing, reviewing, and reporting project progress to executive staff; leading project planning meetings; dealing with contracts; designing risk mitigation plans; optimising procedures; and initiating new projects. The ability to set rigid (yet reasonable) schedules, prioritise tasks, and ensuring everyone is kept on track of their necessary duties is crucial to succeeding in this role. 

Additionally, project managers are expected to be excellent communicators and passionate, “big-picture”, innovative thinkers.

Those looking to enter the project management field can build the fundamental skills required through Upskilled’s BSB50820 -Diploma of Project Management. The industry is currently expecting an employment boost over the next five years, with a 6.2% projected job growth, according to SEEK statistics. Aspiring professionals can also look forward to generous income potential, with the average project manager earning $98,720 a year (source: Payscale). 

2. Social media marketer.

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Can’t seem to break away from Instagram? Twitter? Facebook? 

With the internet now a modern, everyday staple – the most social-media obsessed among us can now turn their digital prowess into a full-blown career.

Social media marketers are responsible for crafting a positive, active online presence for their company. Their daily duties involve managing content across multiple social media sites, these commonly including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Such content (i.e. blog posts) may be created by the marketer themselves, or may be outsourced to freelancers or other members of the department.

Social media marketers may also analyse current or emerging online trends, adapting their activity to suit user needs or demands. Of course, “socialising” plays a key role in the field, as these professionals take the time on each platform to regularly answer customer questions, complaints, or general inquiries. 

This role requires the high ability to organise and multi-task, as you’ll be dealing with multiple communication channels and audience activity on each. Additionally, you may be corresponding with various third-party content creators – briefing them on your monthly content schedules and ensuring their works are submitted within established deadlines. 

Upskilled currently offers the 10904NAT - Diploma of Social Media Marketing to help you brush up on the latest content marketing trends and social media strategies. The industry currently expects a whopping 21.7% job growth (according to SEEK statistics), with an average salary potential of $70,000 a year (source: Payscale).

3. Human resources manager.

Those skilled in communication, conflict resolution, and building positive, interpersonal relationships – with sharp organisational skills – may find success in the role of a human resources manager.

Human resources managers are tasked with ensuring the wellbeing of company staff; creating, coordinating, and overseeing new policies, programs, and business strategies to address this. A typical day may include addressing complaints or conflicts among employees, providing them the assistance and resources they need. They may also establish new training or development opportunities; assist with performance management and review; and recruit or scout new members of staff.

These professionals require sharp planning and prioritisation skills to design and execute the new programs and procedures a business requires. With much of their work dedicated to employee support, human resources managers must also be able to handle multiple cases of workplace conflict and worker relations issues. 

Those who wish to explore or enhance their skills in this field can pursue Upskilled’s BSB50320 - Diploma of Human Resource Management, a 12-month course covering the necessary management processes and soft skills required of the role. The industry is currently expecting a spike in employment, with a 15.5% project job growth in the next five years, according to SEEK statistics. Aspiring professionals can also look forward to a high average salary of $89,722 per year (source: Payscale).

4. Case manager.

helping others concept

Finally – if you’ve got the natural desire to help others, perhaps community services is your calling. The role of a case manager, in particular, is a fulfilling opportunity to support others through various physical, social, and mental health issues. 

Case managers are responsible for guiding clients through complex problems, designing ongoing treatment plans to help them solve these issues. Common client types include recovering addicts, ex-convicts, those suffering from severe illnesses, and the elderly. 

A typical workday may include meetings with clients, where the manager reviews their treatment progress, tracking milestones or improvements made, and suggesting better solutions where necessary. They may also link the individual to third-party services if required (i.e. welfare, housing, or medical services). 

Strong organisational skills are crucial to the role, as case managers often spend their time scheduling new client appointments, keeping track of available health and support services, and managing multiple client cases. With the amount of paperwork involved, an orderly work style and excellent time management are necessary. 

Upskilled currently offers the CHC52015 - Diploma of Community Services in Case Management, where students can explore both the soft and technical skills of administering support services to those in need. SEEK statistics predict a projected job growth of 22.5% over the next five years, with Payscale reporting an average annual salary of $64,197 per year (source: Payscale).

Do one of these jobs catch your eye? 

Get professionally (and financially) rewarded for your keen sense of organisation through these thriving, in-demand career paths. As mentioned, Upskilled currently offers an online course for each role, helping you build both the skills and experience you need to get started. 

Best of all – it’s all delivered online, helping you tailor your training around personal needs and schedule.

Upskill for your ideal job today, and enquire with us on a course.
 
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