ECEC in the spotlight according to latest LinkedIn analysis

by Freya Lucas

January 21, 2021

The early childhood education and care (ECEC) profession has been named as a “job on the rise” in a new analysis undertaken by professional social networking site, LinkedIn

 

Compiled to showcase the ‘seismic shifts’ that have taken place in the employment landscape as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jobs on the Rise analysis charts not only the unprecedented drop in employment which took place last year, but also the movement in other sectors which have shown resilience, or recorded employment growth during the complex year. 

 

As we enter a new year, the report aims to help employers, employees and organisations learn more about the trends which emerged in 2020, which jobs are on the rise, and what skills are needed to be successful in those roles. 

 

The Jobs on the Rise report compares the roles experiencing the highest growth between April and October 2020 against the same period in the year before, as well as mapping out the skills that are on the rise for workers and organisations.

 

ECEC is described in the analysis as a rapidly growing sector, with the number of jobs expected to grow to 49,100 by 2024, up from 42,300 in 2019. 

 

Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane were named in the report as the strongest locations for roles within the sector. 

 

Developing digital skills is a vital component of success, the report warned, saying that while there are still various opportunities for those with a range of experience and skills, ongoing disruption and uncertainty is likely to continue well into 2021, and those who are equipped with digital skills, even at a basic level, will have an edge in finding employment.

 

The importance of having transferable skills and a lifelong learning mindset was also highlighted within the report, with LinkedIn saying each attribute was “crucial for professionals looking to develop themselves and adapt to the workforce of the future”. 

 

To access the report, please see here

 

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