Wellington, January 13, 2019
The most popular career last year was Police Officer, according to the most searched for jobs on careers.govt.nz in 2018.
Tertiary Education Commission Chief Executive Tim Fowler said that searches for information on jobs such as Police Officers, Teachers, Nurses and GPs show that people aspire to careers where they can make a difference.
“Job trends from 2018 also show unemployment is at its lowest level in over ten years, falling to 3.9% according to November 2018 figures released by Statistics New Zealand. We are noticing a buoyant job market with some school leavers opting to enter the workforce where they may have traditionally gone straight into Tertiary Education,” he said.
However there is still an important role for Tertiary Education and Training to help people build their skills and give them more career choices after their study, Mr Fowler said.
The top 10 jobs searched for on the careers.govt.nz site as at 10 December 2018 are Police Officer, Registered Nurse, Psychologist, Secondary School Teacher, Accountant, Pilot, Primary School Teacher, Surgeon, General Practitioner and Veterinarian.
Following are the top 10 jobs searched for in 2018 (as on December 20, 2018) in three major cities of New Zealand:
Auckland: Police Officer, Registered Nurse, Psychologist, Accountant, Secondary School Teacher, General Practitioner, Pilot, Surgeon, Primary School Teacher, Veterinarian
Wellington: Psychologist, Police Officer, Registered Nurse, Accountant, Primary School Teacher, Secondary School Teacher, General Practitioner, Surgeon, Pilot
Christchurch: Police Officer, Nurse, Secondary School Teacher, Psychologist, Pilot
Primary School Teacher, Veterinarian, Accountant, Surgeon, General Practitioner
Source: Tertiary Education Commission
Tim Fowler (File Picture)