The National Skills Commission has identified the top emerging careers in Australia. A recurring theme in almost all of them? Maths and data skills!
1. Data Analyst
Gather and analyse data, develop data visualisations, conduct statistical analysis.
2. Data Scientist
Develop machine-learning models, data mining, data analytics, visualisation, reporting, consultation.
3. Data Engineer
Develop, manage and maintain databases, provide data in a ready-to-use form for data scientists and analysts.
4. Data Architect
Design and manage data platforms, build and monitor databases, develop data governance and security procedures.
5. Pricing Analyst
Analyse product prices, revenue modelling, review pricing agreements.
6. Logistics Analyst
Improve supply chain efficiency, analyse logistics data, inventory forecasting and monitoring.
Collection, analysis and reporting of biological data. Monitor and analyse data from experiments.
8. Digital Marketing Analyst
Online marketing, social media marketing, campaign monitoring (through web analytics).
9. Social Media Specialist
Develop, implement and manage social media strategy, content and campaigns.
10. User Experience (UX) Analyst
Analyse user data to inform the design of web and mobile app interfaces.
Conduct and manage research projects, analyse data and write papers. (This might not
sound like a ‘new’ job to you, but the NSC included it because demand for this role is increasing!)
12. Risk Analyst
Statistical modelling of corporate risk, risk management advice, helping businesses comply with regulations.
13. Energy Auditor
Measure household energy use, advise companies on energy use and efficiency, analyse energy data.
14. Compensation and Benefits Analyst
A data role in the Human Resources department that involves analysing salary packages, pension plans and managing workers compensation claims.
15. Energy Efficiency Engineers
Analyse and report on energy data, implement programs to reduce energy waste, design controls for energy systems.
Visit nationalskillscommission.gov.au/emerging-occupations for the full report.
This article originally appeared in Careers with STEM: Maths 2022.
Author: Gemma Chilton
Gemma is the Managing Editor of Careers with STEM magazine. She has previously worked as Digital Managing Editor at Australian Geographic and a staff writer at Cosmos science magazine.