It’s something we have been talking about for a long time now – a jobs boom. The number of jobs being created in this sector is just staggering.
Job board giant SEEK’s latest report is headlined “Job growth boosted by community services and healthcare”. Not sure about about the career potential within disability, community and aged care? This report is just what you need to read.
The report classifies the roles in our sector under “Community Services and Development”; the Australian Government lumps them into a larger category called “Healthcare”.
“Healthcare” is Australia’s biggest employer with just under 1 in 6 of the workforce. Remarkably, as the report confirms, it’s also the second-fastest growing. That means in pure number terms, more jobs are being created in healthcare than in any other sector.
Just how many jobs are being created?
According to the report the number of job ads in the category has risen by 49% in the space of a year. The “key occupation driving growth in Community Services is Aged and Disability Support”.
The Productivity Commission forecasts that Australia may need almost one million aged care workers by 2050 if it is to meet the anticipated demand from ageing baby boomers.
And disability jobs are being boosted by the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Economists at Goldman Sachs estimate that around 50,000 jobs were created as a result of the NDIS in 2017, and another 100,000 may be expected by 2020.
As we said, these are staggering numbers. No other industry offers this kind of opportunity.