15 maths jobs of the future

Top emerging careers in Australia

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.

7. Biostatistician

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.

11. Researcher

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.

Gemma Chilton

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.

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