What skills are in demand in South Africa?
Check out this graphic showing which sectors are in high demand and which sectors are in high supply. You want to ideally focus on getting into a sector that is in high demand as the job opportunities will be higher and your chances of getting employed, much quicker.
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What skills are lacking in South Africa?
The trends and patterns of the labour market shape what we need to know about the skills we need for work and education. Skills related to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) are typically in high demand. These are likely to grow quickly in the near future. So prepare your kids for their future by exposing them to STEM-related courses today!
List of scarce skills in South Africa:
- IT and communication
- Health Professionals
- Business Management
- Environmental Health Professionals
- Quality Regulations
This list consists of only a few scarce skills in South Africa but there are plenty more.
The demand for workers in these fields is driven in large part by a need for qualified engineers and technical professionals in the renewable energy, transportation, healthcare, advanced manufacturing and information sectors.
The cost of a college education has risen, but jobs in these fields typically pay more than the national average. Jobs in these fields are also less likely to be outsourced or replaced by automation, which make them great opportunities for those who are looking for lifelong career.