Post view

Jobs in High Demand in South Africa

 

The list of Occupations in High Demand 

Next to each occupation is an indication of the minimum qualification required by said occupation.

Kindly note that these qualifications represent the bare minimum requirement for obtaining a job position, but further study/training would increase the chances for an individual to gain employment within their chosen field.

 

 pic4

List of occupation in high demand and the minimum qualification required:

School principal  Bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma (NQF Level 7)

FET college principal* Bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma (NQF Level 7)

Faculty head Doctoral degree or professional doctoral degree (NQF Level 10)

District education manager Diploma or advanced certificate (NQF Level 6)

Educational rector Doctoral degree or professional doctoral degree (NQF Level 10)

Educational registrar Doctoral degree or professional doctoral degree (NQF Level 10)

Departmental head Diploma or advanced certificate (NQF Level 6)

Biotechnologist Diploma or advanced certificate (NQF Level 6)

Marine biologist Bachelor honours degree, postgraduate diploma, or bachelor’s degree (NQF Level 8)

Agriculture consultant Diploma or advanced certificate (NQF Level 6)

Agricultural scientist Diploma or advanced certificate (NQF Level 6)

Winemaker* Bachelor honours degree, postgraduate diploma, or bachelor’s degree (NQF Level 8)

Food and beverage scientist* Bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma 

Multimedia designer Bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma (NQF Level 7)

Web designer Bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma (NQF Level 7)

General medical practitioner* Bachelor honours degree, postgraduate diploma, or bachelor’s degree (NQF Level 8)

Registered nurse (child and family health)* Bachelor honours degree, postgraduate diploma, or bachelor’s degree (NQF Level 8)

Registered nurse (community health) Bachelor honours degree, postgraduate diploma, or bachelor’s degree (NQF Level 8)

Registered nurse (critical care and emergency) Bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma (NQF Level 7)

Registered nurse (medical) Bachelor honours degree, postgraduate diploma, or bachelor’s degree (NQF Level 8)

Registered nurse (medical practice) Bachelor honours degree, postgraduate diploma, or bachelor’s degree (NQF Level 8)

University lecturer 22 Bachelor honours degree, postgraduate diploma, or bachelor’s degree (NQF Level 8)

University tutor Bachelor honours degree, postgraduate diploma, or bachelor’s degree (NQF Level 8)

TVET educator Bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma (NQF Level 7)

FET phase school teacher (Grades 10–12) Bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma (NQF Level 7)

Senior phase school teacher (Grades 7– 9) Bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma (NQF Level 7)

Foundation phase school teacher Bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma (NQF Level 7)

Intermediate phase school teacher (Grades 4–6) Bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma (NQF Level 7)

Early childhood development practitioner Occupational certificate (NQF Level 5)

Education or training advisor* Bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma (NQF Level 7)

Special needs teacher Bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma (NQF Level 7)

Private tuition dance teacher* Diploma or advanced certificate (NQF Level 6)

General accountant Bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma (NQF Level 7)

Management accountant Occupational certificate (NQF Level 6)

Tax professional Bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma (NQF Level 7)

 pic5

 

 

 

Occupations that will be in high demand in the coming years:

Representations made by the Department of Transport (DOT) suggest that the demand for rail services is set to increase.  it is clear that infrastructure development in the transportation space is set to increase the demand for the various built environment and engineering skills in the future.

Because plans to develop transportation infrastructure and services are already in motion and will be over the foreseeable future, these occupations will be in high demand in the coming years:

pic3

 

The list of upcoming high in-demand jobs:

Road transport manager

Railway station manager

Traffic and law enforcement manager

Transport analyst

Ship’s surveyor

Aircraft navigator

Traffic controller

Airborne electronics analyst

Airworthiness surveyor

Marine safety officer

Safety inspector

Train examiner

Railway steward

Non-motorized transport equipment repairer

Train driver

Tram driver

Railway signal operator

Train controller

Railway track master

 

 

Transversal occupational demand

Occupations referenced here as “transversal” are those occupations that are in high demand across most sectors, based on the literature analyzed. Put differently, at least five different literature sources must have mentioned the particular occupation as being in demand.

This list of “transversally demanded” occupations are presented at Skilled agricultural, forestry, fishery, craft, and related trades workers in the list below

 pic-1

 

List of Occupations that are transversally demanded:

Corporate general manager 

Physical asset manager 

Programme or project manager 

Quality systems manager 

Sales and marketing manager

Sales manager 

Customer service manager 

Agricultural farm manager 

Forestry operations supervisor 

Manufacturer 

Manufacturing operations manager 

Engineering manager 

Quality manager 

Supply and distribution manager 

Warehouse manager 

Airport or harbour manager 

Data management manager 

Information technology manager 

Retail general manager 

Agriculture consultant 

Agricultural scientist

Food and beverage scientist 

Mechanical engineer 

Mechanical engineering technologist 

Naval architect 

University lecturer 

University tutor 

Management consultant 

Organization and methods analyst 

ICT systems analyst 

Software developer 

Programmer analyst 

Developer programmer 

Database designer and administrator 

Mechanical fitter 

Diesel mechanic

Heavy equipment mechanic 

Electrician 

Millwright 

Lift mechanic 

Transportation electrician 

 

Kiara 28.03.2021 0 519
Comments
Order by: 
Per page:
 
  • There are no comments yet
Rate
8 votes
Actions
Recommend
Categories
Education (1 posts)
Health (7 posts)
Infographic (1 posts)
Learner's Licence (4 posts)
Politics (1 posts)