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When considering a career change at any time in your life, there are lots of motivating factors involved, with salary being one of the most prominent. While money isn't the be-all and end-all, it does matter, so which jobs in Australia currently offer the highest salaries? That's precisely what we look at here, as we highlight five professions that pay the most.

First, let's just briefly take a moment to answer a couple of commonly asked questions we get asked about job hunting and career switching in Australia.

Which Career Path is the Best in the Coming Future?

The answer to that question depends on why you’re thinking of a career change. If you're simply looking to earn more, then the professions we’re about to cover certainly offer some pointers. However, many choose to change roles in order to follow their passions, so the question should perhaps be…what interests you? What would make you want to go to work every morning?

How can one best switch jobs? 

Well, it's all about ensuring that the job a) is one you’re passionate about b) pays the right amount and c) offers scope for progression once you’re in it. Short courses online can then be completed to develop the skills the position calls for, and then you can make the jump. Many people do it every year, so there’s no reason you can’t be next!

Introducing 5 of the best-paid jobs in Australia…

Job #1 - Become A General Manager

The first high-paying career change option is that of a general manager, which can be enjoyed in a variety of settings. In this role, you'll oversee all day-to-day operations of the company you work for, creating reports for those at the corporate level and getting involved in marketing, customer service, sales and more. This role pays an impressive average annual salary in excess of $170k.

Job #2 - Become A Portfolio Manager

In this role, you'll have private clients that can be either families or your next high-paying career change option is that of general manager, which can be enjoyed in a variety of settings. In this role, you'll oversee all day-to-day operations of the company you work for, creating reports for those at the corporate level and getting involved in marketing, customer service, sales and more. This role pays an impressive average annual salary in excess of $170k.individuals. Your main responsibility is to create and manage investments to meet both short and long-term investment strategies. It can be an intense position with more than a degree of pressure, but when you see the average base salary exceeding $125k per year, you can see that good work is rewarded!

Job #3 - Become A Project Manager

Another great position that short courses can give you access to is that of project manager. Working with a team, you'll need to be adaptable and well-organised as you spearhead the completion of allocated projects. Problem solving also plays a large part in this role, as does leadership, and it's one that offers a lot in terms of earnings, with average base salaries in the region of $120k per year.

Job #4 - Become A Head of Operations 

Moving to the world of finance now, we look at the position of Head of Operations, which is concerned with regulatory compliance, IT and more. Sure, it's high level, requiring a number of Tafe online courses  to be taken, but if you've got an analytic mind and the desire to succeed, you can earn $136k annually and more.

Job #5 - Become A Chief Technology Officer

Technology plays a big part in modern business, with a well-performing setup helping companies gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. It’s another role you'll need to engage in online studying  for, as you'll be maintaining IT networks and creating strategies for future growth, but with a base salary of more than $176k per year, you'll be very well paid for it.

Grow Your Career Change Horizons With Learning From OCA

As we can see, there are some really challenging but highly rewarding careers waiting for you out there. They’re not as inaccessible as you might think either and that’s thanks to CPD-approved, modular, video-based courses from OCA. This learning can be easily fitted around your current obligations and can get you exactly where you need to go.

To learn more about the full range of training, we offer at OCA that can boost your career change  ambitions, simply visit us today at www.onlinecoursesaustralia.edu.au. Once there, you’ll also be able to see our selection of easy payment options that makes our learning even more accessible.

Alternatively, should you prefer to talk with us directly about your training requirements, just call us on 1300 611 404 and we’ll be delighted to give you the answers you need.


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