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Result 6 Case Study 5

Information on the employment outcomes and earnings of different careers help students make good study choices, both in tertiary education and at senior secondary school level.

The Occupation Outlook App makes information on the job prospects and incomes of 50 different careers available on a smartphone. The accessibility of this information in an engaging format, especially for young people, enables people to more easily make better informed study choices.

Access to high-demand higher-skilled occupations such as engineering and ICT that provide stimulating work and good incomes is often determined by the study choices young people make before they enter senior secondary school. It is important for students to consider carefully their study options and how they link to the world of work. This free Occupation Outlook App provides all the crucial information to help make study and career choices.

The Occupation Outlook App was first released on 24 February 2014. An updated 2015 version was released on 20 January 2015. Up to 26 January 2015, covering the first 11 months it was available, the Occupation Outlook App had over 18,000 downloads. It is available for download from the App Store for iPhones and iPod touch devices, and the Google Play store for Android devices.

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