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Information on the employment outcomes and earnings of different occupations 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 over 100 different occupations freely and immediately available on smartphones and tablets. The accessibility of this information in an engaging format, especially for young people, enables people to easily make well-informed career decisions and study choices. This year, the app has enhanced search and sort functions, as well as a matching tool that students can use to generate a list of occupations matching students' actual or desired skill levels in 12 broad subject areas.

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. The most recent 2017 version was released on 24 February 2017. This version has been developed so that data updates can be transferred to the app and the website immediately throughout the year.

The app is available for download from the iTunes App Store for iPhones, iPods and iPads, and from the Google Play store for Android-based smartphones and tablets.

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