Financial and Insurance Services

Work in the beating heart of the economy providing a range of financial and insurance services and advice.

Overview

The financial and insurance services industry is responsible for the management of money. Its work involves creating, facilitating and managing financial assets and transactions, as well as the management of risks and liabilities. Jobs are in government or private companies.

In the public sector, or government, occupations cover areas like, financial policy and regulation, managing government funds and economy, and monitoring large financial movements and companies.

The private sector services range from lending finances and operating money transfer systems, dealing stocks, foreign currency exchanges, providing financial advice planning to companies and people, and managing risk and assets. Jobs are generally in banks, credit unions, superannuation and insurance providers, investment managers and stockbrokers.

Many of the private companies that operate in the financial and insurance services industry have international offices or work very closely with other companies overseas.

Industry Considerations
  • The majority of workers in this industry hold university degrees, though some jobs such as bank tellers do not require post-school qualifications.
  • Most jobs are full time.
  • Jobs are mostly concentrated in capital cities, in particular Sydney and Melbourne; nearly half the industry is employed in New South Wales.

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Developer Programmer
Developer Programmer

Build and modify code for software applications; test code and develop technical documentation.

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Software Engineer
Software Engineer

Develop and maintain computer software, websites and software applications.

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$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Solicitor
Solicitor

Advise people and organisations on legal matters and represent clients to resolve legal issues.

Estimated pay
$1,646/week
Future demand
Very strong

Software Tester
Software Tester

Software Testers specify, develop and write test plans and test scripts, produce test cases, carry out regression testing, and…

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$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Database & Systems Administrators & ICT Security
Database & Systems Administrators & ICT Security

Database and Systems Administrators, and ICT Security Specialists plan, develop, maintain, manage and administer organisations…

Estimated pay
$1,932/week
Future demand
Very strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

ICT Support Technician
ICT Support Technician

ICT Support Technicians provide support for the deployment and maintenance of computer infrastructure and web technology and…

Estimated pay
$1,498/week
Future demand
Very strong

Human Resource Manager
Human Resource Manager

Apply programs and policies to create a productive and safe work environment for employees.

Estimated pay
$2,464/week
Future demand
Very strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Database Administrator
Database Administrator

Database Administrators plan, develop, configure, maintain and support an organisation's database management system in…

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$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

ICT Customer Support Officer
ICT Customer Support Officer

ICT Customer Support Officers provide support, education and guidance in the deployment and maintenance of computer…

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$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

ICT Security Specialist
ICT Security Specialist

ICT Security Specialists establish, manage and administer organisation's ICT security policies and procedures to ensure…

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$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Systems Administrator
Systems Administrator

System Administrators plan, develop, install, troubleshoot, maintain and support operating systems and associated server…

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$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Advertising and Marketing Professional
Advertising and Marketing Professional

Persuade and influence consumers to purchase the products or services of an organisation.

Estimated pay
$1,737/week
Future demand
Very strong