5 INDUSTRIES NEEDING MORE MEN
1 NURSING Almost nine in 10 registered nurses (86.8 per cent) are female, the Employment Department’s Job Outlook data shows. About half are employed full time (55 per cent) and there is very strong job growth ahead.
2 CHILDCARE Males make up just one in 20 child carers. Job growth is very strong. Most workers are employed part time (54.4 per cent).
3 PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHING This profession is made up of 85.7 per cent female workers. About two-thirds of primary school teachers work full time. There is strong future growth.
4 AGED & DISABILITY CARE Women have an 80 per cent share of this occupation, which is expected to have very strong employment growth to 2020. Full-time workers comprise just 37.4 per cent of the workforce.
5 HUMAN RESOURCES Females make up about half of HR managers (52.5 per cent) but a more significant 67.1 per cent of HR professional and 80.3 per cent of HR clerks. Of these subgroups, managers – which generally require a university degree – are projected to experience the strongest job growth in the coming years.