Before you start a job, change your occupation or commit to study or training for a career, you need to make sure it's a good fit with who you are and what you want for your future.

  • Do you want to know how much you could potentially earn, whether you might need some new skills,  and what kind of opportunities this field or industry can offer?
  • Do you know about the different job roles that may be available, and what people actually do on a day-to-day basis? 

These are questions many people ask when exploring their employment options and making career decisions. Occupation profiles can help!

People at work.
A  young woman looking for a job.

We have profiles for over 550 occupations, where you can find details such as day-to-day duties, working conditions, salary, personal requirements and educational qualifications. These profiles will give you a good overview of each occupation, to help with your decision making. 

You can search by industry, look through the full A—Z list, or search by keyword or industry area. 

Occupation profiles are intended to be used as a source of impartial (unbiased) and balanced information to assist you to explore different occupations.

Once you have selected a few specific occupations, you could conduct more detailed research into those careers — for example; talking with people who work in that industry.

Occupation profiles search by keyword

Type a keyword into the search box below, to find all the occupation profiles that contain that keyword. 

Occupation profiles search A—Z

Choose from the letters displayed below to see the occupation profiles — for example; under "G" you'll find gardener, geologist, graphic designer and many more. 

Feature occupation video

Here we have selected a feature occupation, showcased through real life stories and experiences, for you to watch and see if the occupation might be the one for you.

Electronics Engineer