1 . Healthcare
Prior to the coronavirus, healthcare was already Australia’s largest and fastest-growing industry, employing over 1.5 million people across the country. As people live longer across the country, older Australians make up a larger portion of the population, and healthcare naturally becomes more important. Still, the crisis has shone the spotlight on our heroes in the overburdened healthcare sector.
We’re already seeing the growth in this industry. CSL Limited, an Australian biotechnology company that created the world’s first vaccine for the Swine Flu, currently rank #1 by market capitalisation in Australia. At the end of the trading day on 14 April, they outvalued second-ranked Commonwealth Bank by nearly $38 billion.
The healthcare industry doesn’t only include nurses, surgeons, physicians, dentists, and other medical professionals, there’s a glut of administrative jobs on offer as well, plus roles for technicians such as those who operate x-rays and other medical imaging.
Plus, if the healthcare sector is overburdened like it currently is, that means you can reorganise your skillset to include them in your target audience. If you’ve been a world-class sales executive for many years, for example, you can look at transitioning into healthcare sales. If you’ve been a business analyst in a big bank, a shift in perspective could allow you to become successful in a position that works with healthcare data.