120+ jobs in high demand across South Africa

Jobs in high demand refer to occupations that have shown relatively strong employment growth, and/or are experiencing shortages in the labour market or which are expected to be in demand in the future (National List of Occupations in High Demand: 2018).

These jobs i.e. 130+ jobs in highest demand; 110+ jobs in higher demand; and 120+ jobs in high demand.

Jobs are in high demand if they:

  • have shown relatively strong employment or wage growth over the past 5 years;
  • are expected to show relatively strong employment growth in the future;
  • have been identified as being in shortage3 in the labour market;
  • are new and are expected to emerge in the near future as a result of innovation, technological advancements, the development of new industries, or the implementation of government strategic priorities (National List of Occupations in High Demand: 2018).
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List of 120+ jobs in high demand: 2018

  • Personnel /Human Resources Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Business Training Manager
  • Recruitment Manager
  • Employee Wellness Manager
  • health and Safety Manager
  • Safety, Health, Environment, and Quality (SHE&Q) Practitioner
  • Security Services Manager
  • Security Risk Assessment Manager
  • Environmental Education Manager
  • Actuary
  • Statistician
  • Statistical Modeller
  • Biologist (General)
  • Biochemist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Botanist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Zoologist
  • Environmental Engineer (G)
  • Environmental Impact and Restoration Analyst
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Chemical Engineering Technologist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
  • Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
  • Registered Nurse (Community Health)
  • Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
  • Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)
  • Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)
  • Registered Nurse (Medical)
  • Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
  • Registered Nurse (Operating theatre)
  • Registered Nurse (Surgical)
  • Nurse Manager
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Pathologist
  • Veterinary Surgeon
  • Veterinary Parasitologist
  • Veterinary Epidemiologist
  • Veterinary Pathologist
  • Animal Doctor
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Construction health and safety technician
  • Safety, Health, Environment, and Quality (SHE&Q) Practitioner
  • English As A Second Language Teacher
  • English Conversation Instructor
  • English Language Teacher
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Web Developer
  • Database Designer and Systems Administrator
  • Database Designer and Administrator
  • Computer Network and Systems Engineer
  • Network Analyst
  • ICT Security Specialist
  • Labour Market Economist
  • Economist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Psychometrician
  • Food and Beverage Technician
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Environmental Engineering Technician
  • Life Science Technician
  • Environmental Science Technician
  • Health Information Manager
  • Environmental and Occupational Health Inspector
  • Marine Safety Officer
  • Agricultural / Horticultural Produce Inspector
  • Aquaculture Produce Analyst
  • Safety Inspector
  • Retail Buyer
  • Procurement officers
  • Auctioneer
  • Sales Representative (Business Services)
  • Supply Chain Practitioner
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Secretary (General)
  • Phone Centre Operator
  • Shift Telephonist
  • Telecom Operator
  • PABX Operator
  • Telephone Operator / Attendant
  • Stock Clerk / Officer
  • Dispatching and Receiving Clerk / Officer
  • Waiter
  • Cafe Worker
  • Hairdresser
  • Call Centre Salesperson
  • Residentjal Care Officer
  • Aged or Disabled Carer
  • Community Care Worker
  • Nursing Support Worker
  • Fire Fighter
  • Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
  • Aviation Security Tra iner /Officer
  • Security Officer
  • Security Electronic Installations
  • Retail Loss Prevention Officer
  • Tree Feller
  • Forest and Conservation Workers
  • Stonemasons
  • Scaffold Erector
  • Roof Tiler
  • Roof Plumber
  • Roof Thatcher
  • Glass Maker
  • Optical Mechanic
  • Telecommunications Line Mechanic
  • Clothing, Home Textiles and General Goods Cutter
  • Apparel and related pattern maker
  • Concrete batching plant operator
  • Weaving Machine Operator
  • Warping Machine Operator
  • Braiding Machine Operator
  • Non-woven Machine Operator
  • Textile Dry Finishing Machine Operator
  • Textile and Footwear Manufacturing Machine Minder
  • Bakery and Confectionary Products Machine Operator
  • Product Assembler
  • Mobile Plant Operators
  • Crane or Hoist Operator
  • Cable Ferry Operator
  • Dredge Operator
  • Forklift Driver

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