A range of job opportunities exists for graduates of leadership courses. According to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook, approximately 51,000 people are employed in Australia as general managers, and a further 50,000 as chief executive officers and managing directors. For these 100,000 people, the most common educational attainment is a bachelor’s degree: approximately 27 per cent of managers, and 30 per of CEOs have bachelor’s degrees.
Job Outlook reports that against modest growth ten years ago, the role of managers has rapidly increased in size in the last five years, and is expected to continue growing until 2020.
Job Outlook also reports that approximately 47,000 people in Australia are employed as human resources managers, and that this role will similarly experience high growth in the next five years. Job Outlook notes the role has been increasing as a steady rate for the past decade, and will grow strongly in the future – with between 25,000 and 50,000 new jobs expected to become available by 2020.
People working in more specialised management roles, including as nurse managers, sales managers and construction managers can reasonably expect to receive similar growth in their sectors.