This report has been designed to be one of the first places for young people in New Zealand to look when making a decision on career options and to determine what their chances are of getting a job once they have finished studying.
There has been a shortage of good occupation-level information for students and parents about where the best opportunities are and what study
options present the greatest prospects for young people. Occupation Outlook helps address this shortage with current and relevant labour market information. It brings together a range of new demand-side information, such as employment forecasts, to provide a clearer picture for job seekers. The publication is informed by:
• actual employment trends and other key statistics compiled by MBIE and Statistics New Zealand
• expertise from tertiary institutions, industry associations, Industry Training Organisations (ITOs), licence and registration boards, and other industry stakeholders
• qualification completions and graduate income information from the Ministry of Education.
Occupation Outlook looks at 40 key occupations in New Zealand. These occupations were chosen for a range of factors, including their size, popularity, and potential for future growth. Each occupation report provides a summary on career prospects, bringing together information on:
• expected future demand for the occupation
• current study fees and average salary expected
• qualifications needed and valued by employers
• where to study/train
• licensing and registration (where relevant)
• the number of people completing qualifications
• job vacancy trends
• potential career paths
Each occupation report provides information to help young people determine what their chances are of getting a job in that occupation once they have finished studying.
Each report has three dials that indicate likely income, fees and job prospects for young people entering the occupation. The dials have three possible settings – for income and fees: low, medium and high; and for job prospects: limited, fair and good. An example of these dials is shown below.