Data on Job Outlook are updated on a yearly basis and are compiled from national statistics which may not reflect either regional variations or more recent changes in employment conditions.
These data show 9 key indicators for this occupation - employment size, full-time share of employment, earnings, unemployment, historical employment growth (long-term, medium term and short-term), future employment growth, mix of industries and job openings. Estimates have been rounded and consequently some discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.
|How many workers are employed in this occupation?||18,200||6|
|How many work full-time (% share)?||77.1||5|
|What are the weekly earnings for full-time workers ($ before tax)?||950||3|
|How does unemployment compare with other occupations?||above average||8|
|What has been the long-term employment growth - 10 years (%)?||-4.1||3|
|What has been the medium-term employment growth - 5 years (%)?||22||8|
|What has been the short-term employment growth - 2 years (%)?||20.3||9|
|What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?||slight growth||4|
|What will be the level of future job openings?||average||6|
These data show median weekly earnings for the occupation compared with the median across all occupations, for total employment and for full-time workers. Earnings are before tax and do not include employer superannuation contributions. (The median is the middle value in a distribution when the values are arranged in ascending or descending order.) These figures are indicative and cannot be used to determine a particular wage rate. Source: ABS EEBTUM survey August 2013 cat. no. 6310.0. Estimates have been rounded and consequently some discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals. Please see the Help page for further information.
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Tasks are specific work activities that can be unique for each occupation. All tasks for this occupation are shown on this page.
Job Environment refers to physical and social factors that influence the nature of work. The most important factors for this occupation are shown.
Interests indicate a person's preferences for work environments and outcomes. The six interest categories are shown below.
|Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.|
|Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.|
|Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.|
|Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.|
|Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.|
Skills are developed capacities that facilitate learning and the performance of activities that occur across jobs. The most important skills for this occupation are shown below.
Work Values are global aspects of work that are important to a person's satisfaction. All of the work values are shown for this occupation.
|Work values||Importance (%)||Description|
|Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.|
|Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.|
|Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.|
|Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.|
|Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.|
|Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.|