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New Zealand Skills Shortage

Skills shortages can happen when employers find it hard to get staff with the proper expertise for the job. It can change because of changes in technology and economy, skilled workers moving to another country, and an aging workforce. Knowing what positions are in skills shortage gives you the best option which subjects to study. Let's find out what jobs are currently on the Immigration New Zealand skills shortage list.

ARTS AND MEDIA - Animator/Digital Artist

HOSPITALITY TOURISM AND RECREATION - Chef, Professional Sportsperson, and Sports Coach/Official

FARMING, FISHING, FORESTRY, AND MINING - Arborist, Beekeeper, Crop Framer/Crop Manager, Dairy Farmer, and Farmer/Framer Manager

CONSTRUCTION AND INFRASTRUCTURE - Geospatial Specialist, Surveyor, Survey Technician, Bricklayer, Building Contractor, Building and Construction Manager, Building Surveyor, Carpenter, Electrician, Wall and Floor Tiler, Floor Covering Installer, Glazier, Joiner, Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer, Plasterer, Quantity Surveyor, Roofer, Scaffolder, and Stonemason.

BUSINESS - Purchasing/Supply Officer, Project Manager

HEALTH AND COMMUNITY - Psychologist, Anaesthetic Technician, Diagnostic Radiologist, General Practitioner, Gynaecologist and Obstetrician, Medical Radiation Technologist, Midwife, Physician, Physiotherapist, Psychiatrist, Radiation Therapist, Registered Nurse, and Surgeon.

IT AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS - Business Analyst, Data Analyst, Game Developer, Information Technology Architect, IT Helpdesk/Support Technician, IT Manager, Network Administrator, Penetration Tester, Security Analyst, Security Consultant, Software Developer, Systems Administrator, Test Analyst, Lie Mechanic, Telecommunications Engineer, and Telecommunications Technician.

EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SCIENCES - Early Childhood Teacher, tertiary Lecturer.

ENGINEERING - Automotive Electrician, Automotive Refinisher, Automotive Technician, Collision Repair Technician, Chemical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician, Electrical Engineering Technician, Electrical engineers, Electronics Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, and Technician, Electronics and Trades Worker, Engineering Machinist, Fabrication Engineer, Refrigeration/Airconditioning Technician and Welder.

When jobs appear on the Immigration New Zealand shortage skills list, it means the government is encouraging the overseas skilled workers to fill the vacant role.

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