x. Career advice


Which career or job type should you pick?

Do you  wonder about what you will to do with the rest of your life ? Here’s a list of common job & career types. If  a job type catches your eye, perhaps the next intelligent thing is to choose a degree, course or diploma that leads you for that career. Entry to some careers listed below may not require a degree. In many cases a TAFE  diploma or certificate will suffice.  How to choose a career or job ? or  click on a Hyperlinked item to get more info :

  • Database administrator ( IT , Computer )
  • Database programmer / developer (IT)
  • Land or Property Developer/Development planner
  • Dentist, surgeon
  • Dental  nurse
  • Dermatologist ( Skin doctor specialist)
  • Dietitian
  • Disability services officer
  • Disaster and emergency worker
  • Doctor – Medical Officer, Physician
  • Diplomat and Foreign Service
  • Draughtsman – CAD
  • Drama teacher
  • Ecologist
  • Economist , Economic Advisor
  • Ecotourism officer
  • Editor – Publishing, web
  • Employment services officer
  • Engineer—construction, water and sustainable resources, Civil,  Mechanical, Chemical
  • Electrical , Electronic  Engineer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Environmental health officer
  • Environmental planner/protection officer/policy officer
  • Environmental rehabilitation officer
  • Environmental scientist
  • Event manager
  • Exercise scientist/clinician/ Sports science
  • Facilities management
  • Food and Beverage Manager ( F & B )
  • Family welfare officer
  • Financial planner
  • Food scientist
  • Forensic scientist – very limited number of job vacancies in Australia , and not as glamourous as portrayed on TV
  • Financial controller
  • Finance analyst
  • Film Maker
  • Games  ( computer) designer/programmer – IT
  • Genetic scientist
  • Geneticist
  • Graphic designer – Print or  Web
  • Guidance officer/careers adviser
  • Geologist
  • Geographer
  • GIS officer ( Geographical Information Systems)
  • Health administrator
  • Health information manager
  • Health science officer
  • Herbalist
  • HelpDesk , Customer Service , Service desk, Call Centre Operator
  • Hospital administrator
  • Hotel manager
  • Human resource officer
  • Human services officer
  • Importer/exporter
  • Indigenous health worker
  • Industrial relations officer
  • Insurance officer
  • International business/relations consultant
  • Interpreter- Language
  • IT consultant ( many many  roles  here)
  • Intelligence Officer ie . ASIO, Anti Terrosism etc
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer, Solicitor, Barrister Judge, Magistrate
  • Laboratory technician – Pathology , technician,
  • Land and water management
  • Legal aid officer
  • Librarian
  • Linguist , Language Translator
  • Logistics management
  • Marine biologist
  • Marketer/market research analyst
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mediator
  • Medical scientist
  • Mental health professional
  • Midwife and nursing
  • Mining Engineer
  • Multicultural services officer
  • Multimedia designer
  • Music teacher
  • Musician
  • Musicologist
  • Natural resource manager
  • Network administrator, IT Systems Administrator
  • News producer
  • Nurse— aged care, critical care, emergency, mental health, midwifery
  • Nutritionist
  • Naturopath
  • Occupational therapist
  • Occupational health and safety officer: OHS
  • Optometrist
  • Orthodontist ( specialist dentist)
  • Paramedic
  • Park ranger
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical Education teacher
  • Physiotherapist
  • Philosopher
  • Photographer
  • Photojournalist
  • Physiologist
  • Police officer
  • Political analyst
  • Pollution control officer
  • Professional/vocational trainer
  • Programmer / Software Developer
  • Project manager
  • Property valuer/manager
  • Psychologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychiatrist Public health officer
  • Public relations consultant
  • Publisher – Web or Print
  • Recreation officer
  • Regional planner
  • Rehabilitation counsellor
  • Researcher
  • Restaurant/catering manager
  • Retail manager
  • Robotics  & Automation Engineer
  • Radiographer ( Medical Imaging , Sonographer – Ultrasound technician)
  • Sales representative
  • Social worker
  • Sociologist
  • Sonographer – Ultrasound technician
  • Software engineer
  • Speech writer
  • Speech Therapist
  • Sports administrator/coach
  • Sports scientist
  • Stockbroker
  • Sustainability consultant
  • Systems analyst/designer
  • Solicitor, Lawyer, Barrister Judge, Magistrate
  • Teacher—early childhood, middle school, special education, physical education, TAFE, vocational
  • Tourism consultant/operator
  • Town planner/urban and regional planner
  • Technical Support – IT network systems, Application Support etc
  • Waste management officer
  • Water resources officer/engineer
  • Web designer/developer
  • Welfare officer
  • Wildlife biologist
  • Workplace health and safety officer
  • Writer
  • Youth worker
  • Zoologist