This is a large industry, with over one million workers. It covers a range of activities, like legal and accounting services, veterinary services and computer system design. Many of these services support other industries. The workforce is highly skilled and workers usually have a university degree. Most jobs are full-time and are located in capital cities. There are fewer young workers in this industry because of the extra education required.

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Accountants

Accountants provide services relating to financial reporting, taxation, auditing, insolvency, accounting information systems, budgeting, cost management, planning and decision-making by organisations and individuals; and provide advice on associated compliance and performance requirements to ensure statutory and strategic governance.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,400 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Accounting Clerks

Accounting Clerks monitor creditor and debtor accounts, undertake related routine documentation, and calculate and investigate the cost of wages, materials, overheads and other operating costs.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,071 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians

Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians develop and apply actuarial, mathematical, statistical and quantitative principles and techniques to solve problems in a range of fields such as business and finance, scientific and social research, and engineering.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Advertising and Marketing Professionals

Advertising and Marketing Professionals develop and coordinate advertising strategies and campaigns, determine the market for new goods and services, and identify and develop market opportunities for new and existing goods and services.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,346 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Manager

Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate advertising, public relations, sales and marketing activities within organisations.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,858 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Agricultural and Forestry Scientists

Agricultural and Forestry Scientists advise farmers, rural industries and government on aspects of farming, develop techniques for increasing productivity, and study and develop plans and policies for the management of forest areas.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,473 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Agricultural Technicians

Agricultural Technicians perform tests and experiments, and provide technical support to assist Agricultural Scientists in areas such as research, production, servicing and marketing.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Architects and Landscape Architects

Architects and Landscape Architects design commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and recreational buildings and landscapes.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,259 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians

Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians perform technical functions to assist Construction Managers, Architects and Surveyors by supervising and inspecting construction sites, estimating time, costs and resources, inspecting plumbing work, and collecting and evaluating survey data and preparing maps and plans.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,400 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Tresurers

Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers conduct audits of accounting systems, procedures and financial statements, manage corporate funding and financial risk, and administer and review corporate compliance activities.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,839 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Barristers

Barristers plead cases before civil, criminal and industrial courts and other tribunals.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Bookkeepers

Bookkeepers maintain and evaluate records of financial transactions in account books and computerised accounting systems.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,000 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Chemical and Materials Engineers

Chemical and Materials Engineers design and prepare specifications for chemical process systems and the construction and operation of commercial-scale chemical plants, supervise industrial processing and fabrication of products undergoing physical and chemical change, and investigate the properties of metals, ceramics, polymers and other materials and assess and develop their engineering and commercial applications.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Chief Executives and Managing Directors

Chief Executives and Managing Directors determine, formulate and review the general policy programs and the overall direction of organisations within the framework established by boards of directors and similar governing bodies.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $2,572 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians assist in civil engineering research, design, construction, operations and maintenance.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,570 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Civil Engineering Professionals

Civil Engineering Professionals design, plan, organise and oversee the construction of civil engineering projects such as dams, bridges, pipelines, gas and water supply schemes, sewerage systems, roads, airports and other structures; analyse the likely behaviour of soil and rock when placed under pressure by proposed structures and design structural foundations; analyse the statical properties of all types of structures and test the behaviour and durability of materials used in their construction; plan and develop transportation systems; and estimate and monitor the construction costs of projects.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,916 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Computer Network Professionals

Computer Network Professionals research, analyse and recommend strategies for network architecture and development, implement, manage, maintain and configure network hardware and software, and monitor and optimise performance, and troubleshoot and provide user support.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,801 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Conveyancers and Legal Executives

Conveyancers and Legal Executives act for and on behalf of clients in the areas of property transfer, company and business law, trusts, wills, probate and litigation.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,158 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Court and Legal Clerks

Court and Legal Clerks provide administrative and operational support to Legal Professionals by performing clerical work associated with the functions of courts, legal practices and the administration of trusts and estates.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $916 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Database & Systems Administrators & ICT Security

Database and Systems Administrators, and ICT Security Specialists plan, develop, maintain, manage and administer organisations' database management systems, operating systems and security policies and procedures to ensure optimal database and system integrity, security, backup, reliability and performance.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,693 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Economists

Economists perform economic research and analysis, develop and apply theories about production and distribution of goods and services and people's spending and financial behaviour, and provide advice to governments and organisations on economic policy issues.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $2,000 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Electrical Engineers

Electrical Engineers design, develop and supervise the manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of equipment, machines and systems for the generation, distribution, utilisation and control of electric power.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $2,175 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Electronics Engineers

Electronics Engineers design, develop, adapt, install, test and maintain electronic components, circuits and systems used for computer systems, communication systems, entertainment, transport and other industrial applications.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Engineering Managers

Engineering Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the engineering and technical operations of organisations.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $2,355 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Environmental Scientists

Environmental Scientists study, develop, implement and advise on policies and plans for managing and protecting the environment, flora, fauna and other natural resources.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,541 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Finance Managers

Finance Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the financial and accounting activities within organisations.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $2,073 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

General Clerks

General Clerks perform a range of clerical and administrative tasks.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,000 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Geologists, Geophysicists and Hydrogeologists

Geologists, Geophysicists and Hydrogeologists study the composition, structure and other physical attributes of the earth, locate and advise on the extraction of minerals, petroleum and ground water, and detect, monitor and forecast seismic, magnetic, electrical, thermal and oceanographic activity. Geographers are not included here, they are included in Social Professionals.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $2,133 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Graphic and Web Designers, and Illustrators

Graphic and Web Designers, and Illustrators design information for visual and audio communication, publication and display using print, film, electronic, digital and other forms of visual and audio media.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,150 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

ICT Business and Systems Analysts

ICT Business and Systems Analysts work with users to formulate system requirements, develop system plans and documentation, review and evaluate existing systems, and design and modify systems to meet users' business needs.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,819 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

ICT Managers

ICT Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the acquisition, development, maintenance and use of computer and telecommunication systems within organisations.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $2,105 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

ICT Sales Professionals

ICT Sales Professionals manage client accounts and represent companies in selling a range of computer hardware, software and other ICT goods and services to industrial, business, professional and other organisations.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,948 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

ICT Support and Test Engineers

ICT Support and Test Engineers develop procedures and strategies to support, create, maintain and manage technical quality assurance processes and guidelines and systems infrastructure, investigate, analyse and resolve system problems and performance issues, and test the behaviour, functionality and integrity of systems.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,726 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

ICT Support Technicians

ICT Support Technicians provide support for the deployment and maintenance of computer infrastructure and web technology and the diagnosis and resolution of technical problems.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,200 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

ICT Trainers

ICT Trainers analyse and evaluate information-based system training needs and objectives, and develop, schedule and conduct ICT-based system training programs and courses.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers

Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers design, organise and oversee the construction, operation and maintenance of mechanical and process plant and installations, establish programs for the coordination of manufacturing activities, and ensure usage of resources is cost effective.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,961 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Interior Designers

Interior Designers plan, design, detail and supervise the construction of commercial, industrial, retail and residential building interiors to produce an environment tailored to a purpose, with particular emphasis on space creation, space planning, and factors that enhance living and working environments.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,019 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Life Scientists

Life Scientists examine the anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of humans, animals, plants and other living organisms to better understand how living organisms function and interact with each other and the environment in which they live.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,645 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Management and Organisation Analysts

Management and Organisation Analysts assist organisations to achieve greater efficiency and solve organisational problems, and study organisational structures, methods, systems and procedures.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,500 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Mechanical Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians

Mechanical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians assist in mechanical engineering research, design, manufacture, construction, operation and maintenance of machines, manufacturing equipment, mechanical installations and facilities.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Mining Engineers

Mining Engineers plan and direct the engineering aspects of locating and extracting minerals, petroleum and natural gas from the earth.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $2,037 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers

Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers create computer animation, audio, video and graphic image files for multimedia presentations, games, motion pictures, CD-ROMs, information kiosks and the web, and plan, produce and maintain websites and web applications using web programming, scripting, authoring, content management and file transfer software.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Office Managers

Office Managers organise and control the functions and resources of offices such as administrative systems and office personnel.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,150 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Other Clerical and Office Support Workers

Other Clerical and Office Support Workers includes occupations such as Classified Advertising Clerks, Meter Readers and Parking Inspectors.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $925 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Other Engineering Professionals

Other Engineering Professionals includes occupations such as Aeronautical Engineers, Agricultural Engineers, Biomedical Engineers, Engineering Technologists, Environmental Engineers and Naval Architects.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,953 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals

Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals includes occupations such as Conservators, Metallurgists, Meteorologists and Physicists.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,765 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Personal Assistants

Personal Assistants perform liaison, coordination and organisational tasks in support of Managers and Professionals.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,256 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Photographers

Photographers operate still cameras to take photographs.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Public Relations Professionals

Public Relations Professionals plan, develop, implement and evaluate information and communication strategies that create an understanding and a favourable view of organisations, their goods and services, and their role in the community.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,282 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Receptionists

Receptionists receive and welcome visitors, patients, guests and clients, and respond to inquiries and requests.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $900 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Research and Development Managers

Research and Development Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate research and development activities within organisations.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,669 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Science Technicians

Science Technicians perform tests and experiments, and provide technical support functions to assist with research, design, production and teaching in chemistry, earth sciences, life sciences, and physical sciences.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,013 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Secretaries

Secretaries perform secretarial, clerical and other administrative tasks in support of Managers, Legal Professionals and other professionals.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $993 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Signwriters

Signwriters design, fabricate and paint signs for displays, buildings, hoardings, boats and structures.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,015 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Social Professionals

Social Professionals research and study human behaviour, society and institutions from current and historical perspectives, and verbally render spoken statements, and transcribe text and recorded spoken material from one language into another.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,300 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Software and Applications Programmers

Software and Applications Programmers design, develop, test, maintain and document program code in accordance with user requirements, and system and technical specifications.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,801 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Solicitors

Solicitors provide legal advice, prepare and draft legal documents, and conduct negotiations on behalf of clients on matters associated with the law.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,917 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Survey Interviewers

Survey Interviewers interview people and record their responses to survey and market research questions on a range of topics.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Surveyors and Spatial Scientists

Surveyors and Spatial Scientists plan, direct and conduct survey work to determine and delineate boundaries and features of tracts of land, marine floors and underground works, prepare and revise maps, charts and other geographic products, and analyse, present and maintain geographical information about locations in space and time.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,562 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Urban and Regional Planners

Urban and Regional Planners develop and implement plans and policies for the controlled use of urban and rural land, and advise on economic, environmental and social factors affecting land use.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,404 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Veterinarians

Veterinarians diagnose, treat and prevent animal diseases, ailments and injuries.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,180 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Veterinary Nurses

Veterinary Nurses care for animals under treatment and in temporary residence at veterinary facilities and assist Veterinarians to perform procedures and operations.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $991 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV
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