Which career skills are the MOST in demand in South Africa? Do you know how to align your interests and talents with the right course for you to study? What do we mean by this?


If you are somebody that is a natural leader, and somebody that is organized and responsible, then you could consider a management-related career. If this is you, then you are in luck — management skills are absolutely in demand in our country.

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List of occupations in HIGH demand

We have some good news for you, the South African government has a list of 370 occupations in high demand in South Africa. In other words, this is a list of jobs or careers that are hot, hot, hot!

Please read through the courses that we have listed below — we believe that if you choose to study any of these courses, you will be taking the right step to make your CV stand out from the crowd!

Public Sector Management Courses

The top three highest demand careers on the list are all involved with public sector management. South Africa is in desperate need of senior government officials and managers. Of course, you won’t be able to just walk into such a senior job immediately after studying, but, public sector management courses can open the door to more junior positions. From there, you can build your experience and climb the ladder towards a secure and high-paying career in the public sector.

Business Management Courses

Business management courses are EXTREMELY useful as they will give you the general skills that are needed to work in a wide variety of business roles and settings. Small business manager and office manager are just two of the business-related careers that appear on the list of occupations in high demand.

Are you an entrepreneur? Do you have all sorts of interesting business ideas in your head? Our country needs entrepreneurs who can start their own businesses, so if you’ve got ambition and great business ideas, then business management courses can give you the knowledge that you will need to start and run a business. Don’t let your business ideas go to waste, let Oxbridge Academy help you become a skilled and expert business owner or manager.

Marketing Management Courses

Marketing careers feature strongly on the government list. This creative and dynamic field offers a variety of career paths to follow. Do you love social media? Are you crazy about seeing what is happening on Facebook? If this sounds like you, then you could turn your passion for social media into a career by becoming a social media manager. Do you enjoy writing? Are you good at expressing yourself? If writing is your thing, then you could work as an advertising copywriter or as a blog writer. If you like technology and statistics, then a job as a PPC specialist could be perfect for you. All of these career options could become open to you with a marketing management qualification. You never know, if you develop a broad knowledge of marketing then maybe one day you could find yourself being a marketing manager!

Dream big because you deserve a career that makes you happy.

Tourism and Hospitality Courses

Are you a people-person? Do you love meeting people from different places? Do you dream of travelling and exploring places? You could be perfect for a career in tourism and hospitality.

The South African government has identified the tourism and hospitality industry as a key area of economic growth. This means that there is likely to be strong job creation in this field, and that there will be opportunities for graduates with tourism and hospitality qualifications. Tourist officer is just one of the exciting careers on the highest-demand occupations list.

Farming Management Courses

Do you love fresh air, open spaces and working with animals and/or produce? Farm managers and farm supervisors are in very high demand in South Africa as they play a vital role in protecting the food security of the nation. If you dream of running the operations on a farm one day, then studying a farming management course will be ideal for you.

[Please click here if you would like to find out more about what a farm manager does]

Supply Chain and Logistics Courses

Supply and distribution manager; logistics manager; road transport manager; warehouse manager; fleet manager … all of these careers are listed as being in HIGH DEMAND, so if you’re interested in this field, then we strongly encourage you to study a supply chain or logistics course.

We hope that you have enjoyed our recommendations about what to study in 2020.  If you want to look at all of the courses that we offer, then please click here. If you would like more advice or help in choosing the right course for YOU, then please contact us,  we would be so happy to talk to you and help you. 

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