Emerging occupations profiles

Australian Jobs 2021

Emerging occupations profiles

Solar Installers

Solar Installers assemble, install, or maintain solar photovoltaic systems on roofs or other structures in compliance with site assessment and schematics. This may include measuring, cutting, assembling, and bolting structural framing and solar modules. Solar Installers may perform minor electrical work such as current checks.

Their main tasks include installing solar systems, repair and maintenance of solar electrical systems, and estimating work requirements for quotes. The number of persons employed in this occupation grew from 1,900 in 2015 to 5,740 in 2019. Solar Installers earn a median weekly wage of $1,200 and 50% have a certificate III or IV level qualification.

Solar installers. 6% female. 42 average hours worked per week. 80% employed full-time. 33 average age.


Nurse Liaisons

Nurse Liaisons foster the relationship between patients and the facilities providing their care. Nurse Liaisons establish patients’ eligibility for care, communicate with families, and interact with a wide range of staff members, from admissions coordinators to case managers to physicians. They work in acute care, long-term care, hospice and rehabilitation environments.

Their main tasks include arranging care for patients, assisting patients in appointments, liaising with health care staff for patient health matters, ensuring consumer rights, and following up on insurance claims for patients.

The number of persons employed in this occupation grew from 1,950 in 2015 to 2,820 in 2019. Nurse Liaisons earn a median weekly wage of $1,870 and 41% have no post-school qualifications.

Nurse Liaisons. 92% female. 31 average hours worked per week. 75% employed full-time. 48 average age.


Data Scientists

Data Scientists find, manage and interpret rich data sources. They build mathematical models, present and communicate data insights and findings, and recommend ways to apply data.

Their main tasks include developing machine learning models, data mining, data analytics, visualisation, reporting and consultation.

The number of persons employed in this occupation grew from 450 in 2015 to 3,210 in 2019. Data Scientists earn a median weekly wage of $2,040 and 89% have a bachelor degree or higher qualification.

Data Scientists. 32% female. 39 average hours worked per week. 92% employed full-time. 37 average age.