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South Australia needs skilled people in the growth areas of our economy.

Over the next few years, 42 out of the 50 careers predicted to have the highest growth will need technical skills, like the ones you get through an apprenticeship and other forms of hands-on training.

Research shows that, five years after completing their education, VET graduates are 25% more likely than Bachelor Degree graduates to have a full-time job. Chances are, the VET grads will be on higher incomes and they won’t have significant study debt.

Defence projects, including building fleets of submarines and frigates, are expected to create more than 5,000 jobs in South Australia by the mid to late 2020s.

Cyber security is also set for growth, with an estimated 11,000 new jobs to be created over the next decade.

The Australian Space Agency, headquartered in Adelaide, has set a clear goal of tripling the space economy in Australia and creating up to 20,000 jobs by 2030.

An estimated 6,000 new full-time jobs will be needed over the next few years in health and disability, with the recent rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) significantly increasing demand for qualified carers.

Explore your career options now, and take note of the projected job openings. This will tell you whether the career you’re interested in is going to grow over the next five years.