JOBS TO PUT YOU IN THE FRAME
People who can take photos that are worth framing may consider a career as a photographer. This may involve a range of tasks, from shooting events such as weddings, music festivals and awards nights, or covering news stories as a photojournalist, to working in the fine art sector, creating images that may be hung in a gallery or turned into postcards and tourist keepsakes. Government data forecasts employment will grow from 15,700 workers in 2017 to 16,400 in 2022. While a formal qualification is not required for this line of work, courses are available at vocational and tertiary levels. Practical short courses are also offered that are not nationally recognised but can teach the basic skills required to operate a camera and edit the images in post-production. A Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging can typically be completed in 18 weeks while a Bachelor of Photography requires three years of study. PayScale reports the average salary is $54,000.
Installing window frames and door frames is a big part of the job for joiners. Other tasks include fitting staircases, roof timbers and partition walls. Government data reveals about 117,600 carpenters and joiners are employed across Australia, with most working full time (92.4 per cent). While the number of new jobs is only forecast to increase by about 200 between 2017 and 2022, 53,000 job openings are expected in that time – mainly the result of natural staff turnover as it is a large occupational group. More than two-thirds of carpenters and joiners hold a certificate III or IV as their highest level of education. This is because an apprenticeship is the industry standard. About one in 20 hold a diploma or bachelor degree. PayScale reports joiners earn on average $55,000.
Whether it is career, marriage, rehabilitation or school counselling, this career is all about helping others get into the right frame of mind. Government data forecasts very strong job growth, with an extra 5800 counsellors predicted to be needed between 2017 and 2022. Among the current workforce of 23,500, about half work full time (54 per cent) and 77.1 per cent are female. More than four in five workers have been to university and more than a third hold a postgraduate qualification. A common course is a Bachelor of Counselling, which requires three years of full-time study. The average salary of a mental health counsellor is $60,000, PayScale reports.