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The Benefits of Finding a Career Early

It’s been drilled into us from the moment we stepped foot outside of high school, but what are the real advantages of discovering a career you love?

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Abraham Lincoln

Beginning the search for a career can be one of the toughest steps a person can take. Not only does it force you to consider how you want to spend the majority of your life, it also calls for some deep introspection and self-evaluation of your passions and abilities. And, though there’s always room to change course, a clear vision of the future can enable us to make huge decisions with confidence.

Gone are the days when we would walk blindly down a career path. Today, we can research every facet of a potential career. Does the job pay as much as you’d hoped? Is it a career you can see yourself enjoying for the rest of your life? We can answer these questions and so many more, so that we can enter a career path with confidence and enthusiasm.

Understanding the chronological steps of your career path will aid you in building experience and, eventually, climbing the ranks through your occupation of choice.

What you get from a job you love

  • Motivation  If you love what you do, not only does motivation come easy, you also become a beacon of inspiration for others.
  • Continued learning  When you thoroughly enjoy your work, you're constantly on the lookout for ways to improve. This includes ongoing learning and improvement that you actually enjoy.
  • Better quality of life When work doesn't feel like a chore, you're more likely to pursue challenges outside of work.
  • Leadership Having a passion for what you do makes you an ideal candidate for a leadership position. This is why we see so many young, upstart CEOs with a hunger for success.
  • Knowing your niche When you know your area of expertise back-to-front, you push yourself to tackle new and exciting industry challenges.

Jobs Analysis by Industry & State

Total Number of Fulltime Employees by Industry

 IndustryFeb-2013Feb-2015Growth RateActual Growth
Mining266,659220,415-17.34%-46,244
Wholesale Trade455,228379,293-16.68%-75,935
Information Media and Telecommunications216,319214,153-1.00%-2,166
Financial and Insurance Services412,819412,326-0.12%-493
Manufacturing922,950922,447-0.05%-503
Transport, Postal and Warehousing604,362605,4530.18%1,090
Construction1,014,4211,021,6860.72%7,264
Retail Trade1,201,4111,232,5902.60%31,179
Public Administration and Safety715,783740,5523.46%24,769
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services196,693203,8303.63%7,137
Administrative and Support Services392,143407,2753.86%15,132
Education and Training868,735909,6504.71%40,916
Health Care and Social Assistance1,378,8001,460,2815.91%81,481
Accommodation and Food Services783,613842,3947.50%58,781
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services910,622987,8468.48%77,224
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services135,442148,1069.35%12,664
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing295,495325,32110.09%29,827
Arts and Recreation Services199,602240,70320.59%41,101

State by State Careers Data

NSW: Total Number of Fulltime Employees by Industry

IndustryFeb 2013Feb 2015Growth rateActual Growth
Construction232,647268,53515.43%35,889
Health Care and Social Assistance257,136262,1931.97%5,057
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services235,717256,5668.85%20,849
Manufacturing256,082241,760-5.59%-14,322
Retail Trade202,115202,5110.20%396
Education and Training163,778186,19813.69%22,419
Public Administration and Safety166,441163,773-1.60%-2,667
Transport, Postal and Warehousing158,411161,3121.83%2,901
Financial and Insurance Services143,636155,4758.24%11,839
Accommodation and Food Services124,414116,230-6.58%-8,184
Wholesale Trade134,784104,186-22.70%-30,598
Administrative and Support Services83,40479,202-5.04%-4,203
Information Media and Telecommunications69,92662,376-10.80%-7,550
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing60,75760,426-0.54%-331
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services51,04749,641-2.75%-1,406
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services32,65840,24723.24%7,589
Mining39,54834,445-12.91%-5,104
Arts and Recreation Services40,50633,750-16.68%-6,756

VIC: Total Number of Fulltime Employees by Industry

IndustryFeb 2013Feb 2015Growth rateActual Growth
Construction232,647268,53515.43%35,889
Health Care and Social Assistance257,136262,1931.97%5,057
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services235,717256,5668.85%20,849
Manufacturing256,082241,760-5.59%-14,322
Retail Trade202,115202,5110.20%396
Education and Training163,778186,19813.69%22,419
Public Administration and Safety166,441163,773-1.60%-2,667
Transport, Postal and Warehousing158,411161,3121.83%2,901
Financial and Insurance Services143,636155,4758.24%11,839
Accommodation and Food Services124,414116,230-6.58%-8,184
Wholesale Trade134,784104,186-22.70%-30,598
Administrative and Support Services83,40479,202-5.04%-4,203
Information Media and Telecommunications69,92662,376-10.80%-7,550
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing60,75760,426-0.54%-331
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services51,04749,641-2.75%-1,406
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services32,65840,24723.24%7,589
Mining39,54834,445-12.91%-5,104
Arts and Recreation Services40,50633,750-16.68%-6,756

Queensland: Total Number of Fulltime Employees by Industry

IndustryFeb 2013Feb 2015Growth RateActual Growth
Mining71,57858,736-17.94%-12,843
Wholesale Trade64,26857,042-11.24%-7,226
Financial and Insurance Services51,87546,187-10.97%-5,688
Administrative and Support Services48,87043,783-10.41%-5,087
Construction208,406191,085-8.31%-17,321
Transport, Postal and Warehousing114,368107,271-6.20%-7,096
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services38,36936,917-3.78%-1,452
Public Administration and Safety134,814132,129-1.99%-2,685
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing47,57547,032-1.14%-543
Health Care and Social Assistance160,134166,3153.86%6,181
Education and Training106,381111,1554.49%4,774
Retail Trade133,181141,0375.90%7,857
Manufacturing138,213148,0837.14%9,870
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services119,807134,86512.57%15,058
Accommodation and Food Services64,53378,40521.50%13,872
Information Media and Telecommunications19,18623,49722.47%4,311
Arts and Recreation Services18,33123,02025.58%4,689
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services23,70131,02130.88%7,320

South Australia: Total Number of Fulltime Employees by Industry

IndustryFeb 2013Feb 2015Growth RateEmployee change
Wholesale Trade26,55213,394-49.56%-13,158
Administrative and Support Services15,67812,583-19.74%-3,094
Information Media and Telecommunications11,2329,628-14.28%-1,604
Mining12,66011,144-11.98%-1,516
Construction56,64650,204-11.37%-6,442
Public Administration and Safety46,12841,027-11.06%-5,101
Education and Training45,51040,711-10.54%-4,799
Financial and Insurance Services16,83216,174-3.91%-658
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8,0627,825-2.94%-237
Manufacturing56,26858,9324.73%2,664
Accommodation and Food Services19,27120,3315.50%1,060
Health Care and Social Assistance60,69465,1467.33%4,452
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services8,4989,35110.04%853
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services37,77742,21111.74%4,434
Retail Trade40,13845,88914.33%5,751
Transport, Postal and Warehousing26,79531,02915.80%4,234
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing21,84333,14451.74%11,301
Arts and Recreation Services4,1968,07592.45%3,879

Western Australia: Total Number of Fulltime Employees by Industry

IndustryFeb 2013Feb 2015Growth RateActual Growth
Western Australia Accommodation and Food Services27,90639,91843.05%12,012
Arts and Recreation Services10,97015,24138.94%4,271
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services17,20920,78220.76%3,572
Wholesale Trade34,65841,20518.89%6,548
Administrative and Support Services29,13533,58115.26%4,446
Health Care and Social Assistance75,72887,02314.91%11,294
Retail Trade63,23272,36414.44%9,132
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services87,23595,5339.51%8,297
Financial and Insurance Services25,75828,0248.80%2,266
Public Administration and Safety58,98063,5147.69%4,534
Education and Training59,79263,4386.10%3,645
Construction116,662117,6850.88%1,024
Manufacturing76,89576,659-0.31%-236
Transport, Postal and Warehousing57,22555,678-2.70%-1,547
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing25,95322,863-11.91%-3,090
Information Media and Telecommunications11,0739,091-17.90%-1,982
Mining113,14889,579-20.83%-23,570
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services22,29612,325-44.72%-9,971

Tasmania: Total Number of Fulltime Employees by Industry

IndustryFeb 2013Feb 2015Growth RateActual Growth
Mining5,2542,294-56.34%-2,960
Financial and Insurance Services4,2683,059-28.33%-1,209
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9,2538,374-9.50%-879
Health Care and Social Assistance17,26615,993-7.37%-1,273
Education and Training12,80212,314-3.81%-488
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4,4444,401-0.96%-43
Construction14,85114,842-0.06%-8
Administrative and Support Services3,9403,9420.04%2
Accommodation and Food Services7,1137,2732.25%160
Public Administration and Safety12,52012,8942.98%373
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8,2858,8176.42%532
Manufacturing14,59215,7678.05%1,175
Retail Trade11,97012,9628.29%992
Wholesale Trade5,6196,0918.40%472
Information Media and Telecommunications2,4702,6908.87%219
Arts and Recreation Services2,3452,91924.48%574
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7,67811,46049.25%3,782
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,6412,79170.04%1,150

Northern Territory: Total Number of Fulltime Employees by Industry

IndustryFeb 2013Feb 2015Growth RateActual Growth
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,456869-40.35%-588
Information Media and Telecommunications1,5441,092-29.29%-452
Arts and Recreation Services2,8352,232-21.28%-603
Wholesale Trade2,6542,190-17.48%-464
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,9481,624-16.62%-324
Administrative and Support Services3,1452,777-11.71%-368
Retail Trade7,0356,294-10.53%-741
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6,5075,901-9.30%-605
Financial and Insurance Services1,7361,592-8.29%-144
Education and Training8,9038,578-3.65%-325
Health Care and Social Assistance13,11813,3912.08%273
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,5695,9306.50%362
Construction13,21314,1697.23%955
Manufacturing3,7414,0999.57%358
Accommodation and Food Services4,7215,23010.77%509
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,0092,48523.68%476
Mining4,5165,74527.23%1,230
Public Administration and Safety14,31120,42142.70%6,110
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    Ann | April 28, 2016

    I am a civil engineering graduate from India.

    Civil engineering jobs in Melbourne, Brisbane or Adelaide?? Which will be the best?

    And secondly which visa will be best for me to apply?

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      Stephanie | May 5, 2016

      Hi Ann,

      You can find more about Civil Engineering jobs in Australia through Job Outlook. This will also help advise you of which city offers the best opportunities in your field.

      You can use the Visa Finder to determine which visas you are eligible for and to find out more information on how you can apply for a visa to Australia.

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