Occupation Outlook

A useful publication, listing 40 common occupations and showing three dials indicating likely future income, size of fees and job prospects.

The settings are low, medium and high for income and fees and for job prospects are limited, fair and good.

As far as I can see the only occupation with low fees and high income is real estate salespeople. However they have limited job prospects.

Fees, even high ones, tend to be insignificant compared to future income so the two  factors I would look for are high income and good job prospects. Those occupations are:

  • Accountants
  • Financial Advisors
  • Engineers
  • Vets
  • Dentists
  • Doctors
  • Psychologists

Of course more important (for me anyway) is whether you find an occupation interesting and challenging.

They have career sheets on each occupation, such as this one for journalists. Some interestings stats such as average income is $56,000 and 87% of journalists work in print media, and 80% of those work for APN or Fairfax.

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