Looking for a job? If you are a healthcare or medical professional, you may be in luck.
Research from employment website SEEK shows demand for general practitioners grew at a healthy 27 per cent in the last quarter with job ads up 54 per cent.
The research comes as official figures show Australia's unemployment rate remained steady in January, with total employment up 10,400.
SEEK figures also showed some positive movement with new job ads up for the first time in 12 months, gaining 2.5 per cent seasonally adjusted on December 2012 with the medical sector posting healthy opportunities.
“We continue to see strong opportunities for candidates with health and medical qualifications, or sales experience in those industries. Demand for General Practitioners is up by 27 per cent, Medical Sales Representatives is up 24 per cent, Nursing is up 20 per cent and roles in the Dental sector are up 17 per cent,” SEEK Managing Director Joe Powell said.
Australia's major states all experienced growth in job ads with Western Australia (4.5 per cent) and Victoria (4.3 per cent) recording the strongest increases.
Although the job ad numbers are down compared to the same time last year, it’s great to see an increase in the number of job ads in all the major states on last month.
Fastest moving jobs, quarterly comparison Oct 2012 – Jan 2013
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