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Still great to be a teacher when it comes to jobs

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Again, you will be glad that you completed that teaching degree as once again one of the areas with the healthiest job growth has been education and training.

While the latest SEEK Employment Report shows a decline of 7.8% in jobs advertised (y/y to October 2019) which isn’t too bad, and Community Services & Development (16.7%) led as the sector with the highest job ad growth for October 2019 (vs. October 2018), followed by Healthcare and Medical (5.6%) and Education and Training (5.6%).

Kendra Banks, Managing Director, SEEK ANZ said: “Frontline social services continue to make the greatest contribution to job ad growth across Australia with Healthcare, Community Services and Education & Training the top-performing sectors. In Healthcare there is a strong demand for aged care nurses; across the Community Services sector, there is a great demand for aged & disability support workers. Secondary school teachers remain in high demand.

“As in previous years ahead of the summer season, we see hiring activity for casual and vacation positions up compared to other months. Encouragingly, year on year these roles are up 6%, with most of this growth coming from the Hospitality and Tourism Sector.

The average advertised salary across Australia was up 2.0% compared to last year (y/y to October 2019) at an average of $88,614. Salaries grew across every state and territory, apart from Northern Territory (down 0.8% y/y to October 2019). South Australia came in at number one in terms of growth, with an average salary of $82,777 (up 3.6%) followed by Queensland, at $85,921 (up 2.8% y/y to October 2019). 

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