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Personal and Professional services

Industry opportunities in personal and professional services

The personal and professional services industry is a versatile and broad-ranging industry that sits across many sectors – from business coaching to animal care, hairdressing to administration, ministering religion to project management.

What to expect from a career in personal and professional services

Professional services include roles such as consulting, career or personal coaching, executive assistant and more. 

These roles are great if you’re a motivated person who likes thinking on your feet and can thrive in less structured environments. What’s more, management and related consulting services are expected to grow by 15 percent up to 2023

Personal services include roles such as a hairdresser, dog walker or animal groomer, house cleaner, beauty therapist and more. Personal care services are estimated to grow by 7.9 percent by 2023. If you have great communication skills, strong empathy for others and enjoy helping people then this could be the path for you. 

Some of the benefits of being skilled in this industry include:

  • Professional services can be well paid
  • Personal services give you the opportunity to start your own business
  • Both can offer flexible lifestyle opportunities
  • Both are expected to see strong growth over the next five years.

There are various pathways to becoming skilled in this industry. Many roles in this industry, like automotive professionals, beauticians or hairdressers need to complete an apprenticeship or traineeship alongside additional TAFE qualifications.

Personal and professional services industry apprenticeships and traineeships

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