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Quick career guides part #8: Management and Project management careers

By Fi Darby | 07 February 2018

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 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 this vast amount of 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 have sought out information about Australia’s fastest growing careers and written a quick guide about each one for you. For each industry, this guide includes information about growth and employment, available qualifications and recommended blogs.

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Management and Project Management Careers

Great management is the key to every successful business. Management requires a whole set of traditional interpersonal and leadership skills but these days, managers are also required to understand theories and their practical application. The overall picture of growth for management careers is a slightly negative one for general managers, but if you look at more specific areas it is possible to see where the actual growth in management jobs is. This is a broad-spectrum sector, so we have chosen a few choice details to share with you.

Workforce size:

  • Health and welfare service managers (24,100)
  • Café and restaurant managers (68,900)
  • General managers (48,000) 

Unemployment rate

  • ‘Below Average’ 

Highest number of part time workers (occupations in growth)

  • Health and welfare service managers (15%)
  • Café and restaurant managers (22%) 

Highest number of female workers

  • Health and welfare service managers (67%) 

Recommended qualifications (lowest and highest available skills levels)

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Recommended blogs 

Blog Name

Career Tips

Industry Specific advice

Useful Resources

Australia Specific

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Tradify Blog





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