3 Top Industries with Job Opportunities in SA

Published On: July 1st, 20192.3 min readCategories: Career Advice

According to a report by ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, reported on by News 24, in June 2019, majority of the industry sectors in South Africa are not hiring in between July and September of 2019. However, in the midst of all the attrition, there are a number of key players in the job market that are looking to expand.

If you are looking to find a surer path in terms of developing your career, why not consider making inroads within the industries that are expanding when others are pulling back?


The Finance, insurance, and real estate sectors, project a 12% hiring capacity for the coming quarter. Capitalise on this opportunity by getting yourself equipped with a short course in Financial Management. With iQ Academy’s zero registration fees and affordable monthly payments for a short course, working towards a career in finance can become a reality. The Financial Management short course provides a practical understanding of how to plan, organise, direct, and control an organisation’s financial activities.

Public Sector

The Public Sector is looking to increase their employees by a net of 7% this quarter, so it is a good time to look into getting a job in government. iQ Academy offers an excellent Short Course in Public Administration. This course gives you a unique understanding of the role of effective public administration, covering the inter-relationship between public administration and related functions, including financial management and ethical governance. Having public administration credentials can open-up opportunities for you in different sectors. You can hold various positions within the government service sector, non-profit organisations and in the private sector.

iQ Academy also offers a Good Governance, Sustainability and Resilience in Africa fully online short course. The course modules include topics such as: Context and Principles of Good Governance, Global Sustainable Development Agenda, Towards Sustainable Livelihoods, Designing and Managing Sustainable Development Projects in Africa. Keep a lookout for this excellent course.

Tourism The Tourism Sector came in among the top three sectors looking to hire at this time. Even if you are a waiter, that is afoot in the tourism and hospitality industry. Growing a career out of a job like being a server comes through displaying, knowledge, and skill and enthusiasm about the industry. The iQ Tourism and Hospitality Management short course teaches you the technical, managerial, personal, and operational skills that you’ll need in order to become involved in running a tourism enterprise or managing a tourism destination. iQ Academy also offers a fully online short course, Introduction to Tourism, which focuses exclusively on the tourism industry and is an excellent introductory course to take your career to that next level. Take advantage of where there is growth this quarter and make the right career move with iQ Academy.

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