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CHART: The six-figure Aussie jobs hardest to fill

<em>(Source: Getty)</em>
(Source: Getty)

The Australian jobs market has remained the one shining light in a slowing Aussie economy.

Mining, resources and energy sector as well as the government and defence sector are enjoying a boom in jobs growth.

But other industries are struggling to fill vacant roles – and it’s not because the paypacket is too small.

In fact, 14 of the 20 hardest-to-fill jobs have salaries upwards of $100,000.

Rather, demand is outstripping supply, and skills shortages are being observed in certain industries like legal and healthcare.

“The average age of our care workers is 51. A Certificate III Individual Support qualification is required for some roles,” BaptistCare talent acquisition manager Christine Spears told SEEK.

“However, transferable skills, the right attitude and alignment with the organisations purpose and values are important attributes for all roles within the organisation.

“It’s all about giving back to the community with interesting and challenging work, but there’s a skills shortage.”

Meanwhile, industries like the legal sector have traditionally attracted graduates in hordes – but the recent trend towards flexible working doesn’t jive with the work culture in the legal sector.

“The legal industry has a reputation for being inflexible and in a time where people are looking for flexibility in their careers, any lack of flexibility is a real deterrent to making a change,” said Lexvoco principal Emily McCarthy.

These are the 20 hardest-to-fill roles in the country, according to SEEK.

<em>Source: SEEK Employment Report 2018 vs 2017</em>
Source: SEEK Employment Report 2018 vs 2017

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