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Education, retail, automotive, hair and beauty

This industry crosses a broad area and includes the workers who keep businesses ticking over, help students to learn in the classroom and support people's financial health.

If you're a good communicator, can think logically and practically and enjoy working with people of all ages, this could be the industry for you.

Quick facts about this industry

  • The South Australian automotive industry is worth $2.85 billion to the economy and provides direct employment to 26,000 South Australians.
  • Hair, beauty and retail roles offer flexible employment options, with over half of employees in these industries working in casual or part-time roles.
  • From an entry level role, retail sales assistants can move up to become supervisors and store and regional managers.
  • You can work with children without a university degree by seeking employment as a school support officer or teacher’s aide. Over half of these workers entered their role through vocational education and training (VET).