Where are all the jobs in STEM? Infographic sources

More information, including sources, for our “Where are all the jobs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)” infographic,  featured in Careers with STEM, Term 1 2020 issue

FIVE TOP JOBS IN STEM

  • Software programmers – 121,300 jobs in May 18 – 21% growth to 2023
  • General Practitioner and RMO – 60,400 jobs in May 18 – 12% growth to 2023
  • Civil Engineers – 53,300 jobs in May 18 – 13.5% growth to 2023
  • Environmental Scientists – 25,300 jobs in May 18 – 11.3% growth to 2023
  • Medical Laboratory Scientists – 24,200 jobs in May 18 – 6.3% growth to 2023 

Source: Department of Jobs and Small Business 

TOP EMPLOYERS 

Universities: 55,000 permanent academic staff 

Total university research spending (2016) – $11.3 billion

Source: Grattan Institute

Australian Research spending: 

2017-18 Australian Research Council (ARC) budget $758 million

2017-18 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) budget  $627 million

Nearly ¾ of all higher education research spending is dedicated to STEM

28% – Medical and health research 

44% – Other sciences, engineering and IT research

13% – Humanities and Social Sciences

Source: Grattan Institute

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JOBS IN SPACE 

  • 30,000 new jobs in Space Industry by 2030

Australian Space Agency – $47.7 million 

Space Infrastructure Fund – $19.5 million

Space Discovery Centre – $6 million

Source: Dept Industry, Science and Technology 

LOCATION: South Australia

JOBS IN HYDROGEN

  • 2800 new jobs in hydrogen export by 2030

National Hydrogen Strategy – election promise $100 million
Solar plants producing clean hydrogen for export

Source: Department of Industry Innovation and Science

LOCATION: Northern Territory

JOBS IN AGRICULTURE

Graincorp – 6,500 employees / $2.2 billion annual revenue
Source: https://www.owler.com/company/graincorp

LOCATION: WA, QLD, NSW, Vic

Popular Degrees for GrainCorp: Bachelor of Engineering / Bachelor of Science
Source: https://www.payscale.com/research/AU/Employer=GrainCorp/Salary

JOBS IN MARINE SCIENCE

The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) 

Annual Budget: $47 million

Total staff: 244

Including: Research Scientists – 53 / Research Support 58 / Postdoctoral Fellows – 12

LOCATION: Townsville, QLD

Source: AIMS annual report

JOBS IN NUCLEAR SCIENCE

ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organistion)

Annual Budget: $355 million

Total Staff: 1261, predominately scientists, engineers and nuclear experts

3800 researchers used ANSTO facilities in 2018

Source: ANSTO 2018-19 annual report

LOCATION: NSW

JOBS IN RESEARCH

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Annual Budget: $1,292 million

Total staff: 5190

Including: Research scientists –  1533 Other research staff – 2115

Source: CSIRO annual Report

JOBS IN SNOW

Australian Antarctic Division (AAD)

Annual Budget: $252.9 million (2018-19)

Total staff: 200

Including: Research scientists – 70

Other research staff – 60

LOCATION: Tasmania

Source: AAD Annual report 

 

Brendan Fitzpatrick

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