Hardest jobs to fill in STEM
The Sydney Morning Herald have released a round up list of the jobs employers are finding hardest to fill. These career openings mean you’ll never be short on a job opportunity, or great salary. We’ve rounded up the STEM jobs in the list, and figured out where to study to nab these in-demand jobs.
Environmental health officer
Topping the list at #1 are environmental health officers. This career involves looking after public health; monitoring it, enforcing it and developing the regulations around it. You can work anywhere from environmental and waste management, to air quality or disease control.
Get a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety and you could be earning a Median salary of $117,268 as an Environmental Health and Safety Manager.
Vets come in at #2 on the list of most in-demand jobs. The word ‘Veterinarian’ spans more job options than you might first assume. You could be working as a companion animal veterinarian, treating dogs and other pets, or you might work as a livestock veterinarian, researching and treating diseases to optimise human consumption.
Whatever type of vet you are, you’re contributing to the health and happiness of both animals and humans. You’ve also got the choice of studying a wide range of Bachelor’s degrees (biomedicine, agriculture or science, etc) before you study a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
Median salary: $152,374*
Ranking at #4 most in-demand jobs are physicians and doctors specialising in radiology. They can operate anything from X-rays to MRIs to ultrasounds. You could be working as an expert in medical imaging, discovering and diagnosing disease in the human body or you could be an interventional radiologist, providing treatment using radiology as well as diagnosing issues.
Median salary: $125,377*
Coming in at #5 are general practitioners. General practitioners are the jack of all trades when it comes to medicine. You’d be working with a revolving door of patient ailments and injuries, handing out medications and recommending specialist visits. It’s the ideal job for someone that wants to practice medicine, without the hustle and bustle of hospitals.
Senior software engineer
Median salary: $97,499*
In the digital age, software engineering has endless possibilities. You could be working for any of the big names like Google or Apple, developing software and communicating with stakeholders. Software engineering is behind all our favourite tech, so it’s no surprise that this job is in high demand. This jobs hits on the in-demand jobs list at #14.
*Average salary according to Payscale.com