Professional, Scientific and Technical Services



Professional, Scientific and Technical Services is a large and diverse industry and includes legal and accounting services, veterinary services, and computer system design. Employment is mostly located in capital cities and 64% of jobs are concentrated in New South Wales and Victoria.

Top Employing Occupations

Software and Applications Programmers
Management and Organisation Analysts
Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Managers
Graphic and Web Designers, and Illustrators
Advertising and Marketing Professionals
Architects and Landscape Architects
General Clerks
ICT Support Technicians
Civil Engineering Professionals
Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians
ICT Managers
Veterinary Nurses
Office Managers
Computer Network Professionals
ICT Business and Systems Analysts
Accounting Clerks
Conveyancers and Legal Executives

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This is a highly skilled workforce, with more than 80% holding post-school qualifications. Professionals represent 59% of this industry and more than a quarter are self-employed.

A small share of this workforce is young (aged 15 to 24 years old), reflecting the time it takes to attain the required qualifications.

Sources: ABS, Labour Force (seasonally adjusted and annual averages of original data); ABS, Characteristics of Employment; ABS, Education and Work.