JOBS THAT ARE WORTH INVESTIGATING
After a fire is extinguished, an investigation is launched to determine the origin and cause. This may be as part of a criminal investigation to find an arsonist, or part of an insurance investigation to determine whether a claim can be approved. Some fire investigators work their way up into the role through a fire brigade. Others study in an area such as forensic science.
To break a story, journalists may need to do a bit of investigating. It could involve trawling through government data and company reports or talking to sources to piece together events. There are expected to be 23,700 positions for journalists and other writers in May, 2022, Federal Government forecasts show. Most workers have a university qualification. Three in five have a bachelor degree, such as a Bachelor of Communication, and a quarter have both a bachelor and a postgraduate qualification, such as a Master of Journalism.
CYBER SECURITY PROFESSIONAL
When a company or individual becomes the victim of computer hacking or viruses, it is up to a cybersecurity professional to investigate and solve the problem. They are also involved in pre-emptive IT security tasks, such as designing firewalls and regulating access to protect networks. Federal Government figures forecast an extra 5700 more database and systems administrator and ICT security roles will be created in the five years to May, 2022. About a quarter hold a vocational qualification such as a Certificate IV in Cyber Security, while about half hold a university qualification. PayScale reports computing, networking and information technology security consultants earn an average salary of $89,000.
CHECKING CAUSE: Forensic fire examiner Radka Duncan. Picture: MONIQUE HARMER