Cool Careers – Jobs You Will Actually Enjoy In Industries That Are Actually Hiring

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Cool Careers – Jobs You Will Actually Enjoy In Industries That Are Actually Hiring

It can be hard to figure out what you want to do.

With the economic turmoil we have all faced in previous years and the uncertainty of the future it can feel like quite a daunting task to decide on a career. Especially when your industry could be obsolete in a just few years. Print media anyone?

But don’t worry we’ve got you covered with our guide to cool careers, jobs you’ll actually enjoy in industries that are actually hiring.

Social media marketing

If you’re keen for a career that you can do from home and work for yourself, then social media marketing could be the right choice for you.

Social media is an industry on the rise

Think about how many times a day you check social media. Now consider how many people around the world are scrolling through their feed at any given time. Social media is fast becoming the largest marketing pool. In just 3 years time, the number of people using social media is expected to grow from 3.6 billion to 4.4 b billion. That’s half the worlds population.

With growth like that it’s no surprise that the job growth of this area is sky rocketing. According to Linkedin there has been a massive increase in the number of social media jobs advertised on the platform, 1357% between 2010 and 2022.

There are multiple career options

This growth has also meant we have seen more differentiation and niche roles within the industry. It’s no longer one person doing all the work associated with social media. There are several different fields you could go into in social media marketing including strategy, scheduling, community management, content creation and paid campaigns.

The course

If you’re interested in getting into this exciting field you could start by completing a Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication. This course provides you with a basic understanding required to work in marketing. You’ll gain knowledge on how to design and implement a marketing plan, how to work within a marketing budget, how to design and run marketing campaigns and apply digital solutions to optimise your time. It’s a very valuable course for anyone looking into this field.


The pandemic and the return to the new normal saw the creation of a flurry of security jobs. This industry is booming. ASIAL are estimating that the private security industry will grow by 3% every year. Between now and 2028 that’s a lot of new security guards, CCTV monitors, gatehouse and roving guards.

Diversity of roles

And the great thing about the security industry is the diversity of the roles available. From gatehouse guarding to manning the concierge at a swanky hotel and cash-in-transit, there is a role in security to suit everyone.

What kind of role you decide to take on in security will depend on your personality. Are you good with people, very well presented and helpful? Then you’d make a wonderful concierge guard. This is the person who mans the desk at a fancy hotel or large corporate building and helps those coming through to navigate where they need to go. They often also assist with enquires about where to eat, shop or see some entertainment. It’s a great role for a real people pleaser.

If you’re more a quiet type and a night owl, you’d suit gatehouse work or roving guard work. In the gatehouse you’ll be monitoring the CCTV footage and tracking who enters or exits the premises, you’ll also have to do patrols. If you are a roving guard, you are basically in charge of going around building to building and checking that the security system is armed, everything is locked up and no-one is having around where they aren’t meant to be.

There are so many different roles you can do in security. It just depends on what you like and what you ARE like.

The course

In order to work in security you’ll need to complete the Certificate II in Security Operations. This is course required to be able to apply for your unarmed security guard licence.

This course is taught over an eight day face-to-face workshop in QLD. Durations vary in other states. There is also some online work to be completed before and after the workshop. In the course you’ll learn how to apply WHS , emergency response and evacuation procedures, how to patrol premises, how to screen people and personal effects and items to maintain security, monitor and control access and exit of persons, how to control persons using empty hands techniques and much more.

The cost

To complete the Certificate II in Security Operations through fee for service the cost is $1500 but most people are able to access some government funding in their state or territory.

If you don’t qualify for any funding, there are also scholarships and payment plans available.

Cyber Security

The global cyber security industry is set to grow to 345.5 billion by 2026. This industry is booming and the high demand combined with a lack of trained professionals has created a job shortage driving up the asking price for salaried positions. The average yearly salary for a cyber security professional is now 118, 336.

What kind of jobs can you do

As a cyber security expert, you could do many different roles. There are all sorts of career paths within this thriving industry.  You could become a security analyst planning and executing a clear and faultless security plan or you could be a security auditor looking for weak spots and points of entry into a company’s online system in order to expose these weakness and fix them before a criminal can get in there and exploit them. Or if you’re so inclined you could go into forensic cyber security and help law enforcement catch criminals. There are so many opportunities in this sector.

The course

To start on your cyber security journey, you can complete the Certificate IV in Cyber Security. In this course you’ll learn all about how to monitor the risk of cyber security attack, implement appropriate software, use a range of tools and procedures to mitigate cyber security threats, protect an organisation from insider security breaches and develop systems to minimise network vulnerabilities and risks.

Human Resources

After the mass lockdowns and sudden shift to working from home, human resources departments were more crucial than ever in an organisation. The intensity of the situation and the logistical and situational challenges helped to illuminate the importance of this industry.

With this renewed appreciation for the human resources department comes a jump in job growth. In 2020 there were 78,800 Australians working and by 2024 this is expected to swell to 90,000. There’s never been a better time to make the shift to this industry.

What skills do you need to work in HR?

To excel in a human resources role, you’ll need to be compassionate and good with people. Human Resources Managers need to have excellent emotional intelligence to navigate the corporate human resources department. You’ll need to be able to get a feel for people and have good instincts for hiring. Monitoring the company morale is also important. Companies with better morale tend to retain their staff for longer and have a higher employee satisfaction.

The course

There is a course that will help you to excel in human resources, the Certificate IV in Human Resources. In this course you will learn how to administer performance development processes, how to coordinate recruitment and onboarding, how to apply communication strategies, coordinate health and wellness programs, undertake project and support human reousrces functions and processes and much more.

This course is taught online so you can start at any time, no need to wait for a semester to begin. And because this is self-paced, trainer supported study you can you elect to complete this course in one year for standard delivery or six months for accelerated delivery.

Virtual Assistant

With the rise in work from home positions and people starting their own businesses we have seen a gradual shift away from traditional office settings. This shift to working from home and running small businesses or side hustles has seen a rise in virtual assistant positions.

What do they do?

If you’re very organised and you love that work from home life, you would make a great virtual assistant. The role a virtual assistant performs changes depending on who they work for. It could monitoring and responding to their emails, drafting contracts, managing their invoicing, or even setting personal appointments.

The course

You don’t have to complete a course to become a VA however showing your passionate about supporting business and being a VA through professional development could help you land larger clients. The course you should look into is the Certificate III in Business with a specialisation in business administration. This course will teach you how to maintain resources, organise business schedules, handle payment, receipts and dispatch of information as well as how to apply critical thinking, write documents, use digital technologies and much more.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our guide for cool careers, jobs you’ll actually like in industries that are actually hiring.

If you’d like to know more about our courses or discuss your career options you can get in touch with one of our friendly course advisors here.

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