Felicity Caldwell reports in the Brisbane Times (5.11.18) on the release of a new Jobs Queensland report into the state's future skills needs, which suggests the types of degrees and training that will be in most demand over the next four years.
'There will be a jobs boom in health and education in the next four years, a Queensland government-commissioned report has revealed.
'Jobs Queensland predicted employment in the state would increase by between 7.6 per cent and 9.3 per cent by 2022. About 2.5 million people would be working in Queensland, a rise of about 190,000 people, or 8 per cent.
'More than 50 per cent of all new workers were projected to be working in just three industries: healthcare and social assistance; professional, scientific and technical services; and education and training.
'However, despite that boom, the proportion of the workforce with qualifications in sociology was projected to grow by the largest rate, followed by those with creative arts qualifications. At the same time, the proportion of those with degrees in education was expected to fall over the five years to 2022.'