Vocational Pathways

Vocational Pathways are a framework to guide young people through education to employment, by showing how their learning is relevant and how it can lead to future employment opportunities. The Vocational Pathways divide the working world into six broad sectors, and link standards and qualifications to the sectors. This enables students to map where they are now and where they would like to be. Information on Vocational Pathways is available at the following link: http://www.youthguarantee.net.nz/vocational-pathways/

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85% or more people doing this job have a degree at bachelors level or higher.

Construction and Infrastructure Manufacturing and Technology Primary Industries Services Industries Social and Community Services Creative Industries
Landscape Architect Public Relations Professional Field Crop Grower Public Relations Manager Member of Parliament Public Relations Manager
Cartographer Chemical Engineer Crop Farmers nec Human Resources Manager Nursing Clinical Director Composer
Geotechnical Engineer Materials Engineer Public Relations Professional Composer Health and Welfare Services Managers nec Music Director
Structural Engineer Geotechnical Engineer Landscape Architect Music Director Statistician Musician (Instrumental)
Transport Engineer Structural Engineer Environmental Engineer Musician (Instrumental) Gallery or Museum Curator Author
Environmental Engineer Transport Engineer Agricultural Consultant Author Intelligence Officer Art Director (Film, TV or Stage)
Industrial Engineer Agricultural Scientist Art Director (Film, TV or Stage) Policy Analyst Newspaper or Periodical Editor
Environmental Engineer Wine Maker Newspaper or Periodical Editor Urban and Regional Planner Archivist
Chemist Environmental Research Scientist Accountant (General) Environmental Research Scientist Gallery or Museum Curator
Wine Maker Geologist Management Accountant Zoologist Landscape Architect
Medical Laboratory Scientist Geophysicist Taxation Accountant Medical Laboratory Scientist Psychotherapist
Developer Programmer Marine Biologist External Auditor Veterinarian Historian
Database Administrator Microbiologist Internal Auditor Physicist Gallery or Museum Technician
ICT Systems Test Engineer Veterinarian Financial Market Dealer Primary School Teacher
Telecommunications Engineer Quarantine Officer Actuary Secondary School Teacher
Chemistry Technician Chemistry Technician Statistician University Lecturer
Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson Mushroom Picker Archivist University Tutor
Purchasing Officer Gallery or Museum Curator Art Teacher (Private Tuition)
Winery Cellar Hand Records Manager Drama Teacher (Private Tuition)
Economist Teachers of Eng Speakers of Other Langs
Intelligence Officer Dietitian
Valuer Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
Market Research Analyst Medical Radiation Therapist
Marketing Specialist Environmental Health Officer
Chemist Optometrist
Geologist Orthoptist
Geophysicist Hospital Pharmacist
Veterinarian Chiropractor
Meteorologist Osteopath
Art Teacher (Private Tuition) Acupuncturist
Drama Teacher (Private Tuition) Dental Specialist
Dietitian Dentist
Hospital Pharmacist Occupational Therapist
Barrister Physiotherapist
Solicitor Podiatrist
Psychotherapist Audiologist
Historian Speech Language Therapist
Gallery or Museum Technician General Practitioner
Gallery or Museum Guide Resident Medical Officer
Other Sports Official Anaesthetist
Cost Clerk Specialist Physician (General Medicine)
Purchasing Officer Cardiologist
Office Cashier Clinical Haematologist
Commercial Cleaner Intensive Care Specialist
Surgeon (General)
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist
Reg Nurse (Child and Family Health)
Reg Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
Reg Nurse (Medical Practice)
Reg Nurses nec
Judicial & Other Legal Professionals nec
Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
Student Counsellor
Clinical Psychologist
Educational Psychologist
Organisational Psychologist
Cardiac Technician
Quarantine Officer
Dental Therapist
Therapy Aide

90% or more people doing this job have a tertiary qualification, but there's no overwhelming majority at any particular level (eg. many may have either a diploma at level 5 or a bachelors degree at level 7.

Construction and Infrastructure Manufacturing and Technology Primary Industries Services Industries Social and Community Services Creative Industries
Construction Project Manager Production Manager (Manufacturing) Grape Grower Advertising Manager Local Government Legislator Advertising Manager
Air Traffic Controller ICT Project Manager Market Gardener ICT Project Manager Librarian Actor
Architect Architect Production Manager (Manufacturing) Actor Electrical Engineer Photographer
Surveyor Fashion Designer Forest Scientist Photographer Early Childhood Teacher Painter (Visual Arts)
Interior Designer Industrial Designer Life Science Technician Painter (Visual Arts) Dance Teacher (Private Tuition) Sculptor
Civil Engineer Graphic Designer Science Technicians nec Sculptor Music Teacher (Private Tuition) Print Journalist
Quantity Surveyor Web Designer Print Journalist Private Tutors and Teachers nec Advertising Specialist
Electronics Engineer Civil Engineer Finance Broker Health Promotion Officer Architect
Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) Electronics Engineer Financial Investment Adviser Naturopath Fashion Designer
Architectural Draftsperson Mechanical Engineer Advertising Specialist Nurse Practitioner Industrial Designer
Building Inspector Production or Plant Engineer Air Traffic Controller Reg Nurse (Aged Care) Graphic Designer
Contract Administrator Aeronautical Engineer Flying Instructor Reg Nurse (Community Health) Illustrator
Property Manager Web Developer Ship's Master Reg Nurse (Medical) Web Designer
Software Engineer Ship's Officer Reg Nurse (Mental Health) Interior Designer
Computer Network and Systems Engineer Industrial Designer Reg Nurse (Perioperative) Architectural Draftsperson
ICT Quality Assurance Engineer Illustrator Counsellors nec Jeweller
ICT Support Engineer Interior Designer Minister of Religion Sound Technician
Life Science Technician Aeronautical Engineer Social Worker
Science Technicians nec Dance Teacher (Private Tuition) Welfare Worker
Architectural Draftsperson Music Teacher (Private Tuition) Anaesthetic Technician
ICT Customer Support Officer Private Tutors and Teachers nec Medical Laboratory Technician
Jeweller Safety Inspector Building Inspector
Ambulance Paramedic Jeweller Safety Inspector
Contract Administrator Sound Technician Dental Hygienist
Ambulance Paramedic Dental Technician
Diversional Therapist Diversional Therapist
Massage Therapist Enrolled Nurse
Outdoor Adventure Instructor Parole or Probation Officer
Contract Administrator Youth Worker
Call or Contact Centre Team Leader Law Clerk
Survey Interviewer Library Assistant
Property Manager
Real Estate Agent

85% or more people doing this job have a qualification at level 4 (certificate) or 5 (diploma).

Construction and Infrastructure Manufacturing and Technology Primary Industries Services Industries Social and Community Services Creative Industries
Civil Engineering Technician ICT Security Specialist Saw Doctor Hair or Beauty Salon Manager Dispensing Optician Glazier
Metal Polisher Telecommunications Network Engineer Arborist Commodities Trader Emergency Service Worker Screen Printer
Metal Fabricator Civil Engineering Technician Graphic Pre-press Trades Worker Workplace Relations Adviser Clerk of Court Upholsterer
Locksmith Electrical Engineering Technician Stock and Station Agent Aeroplane Pilot Furniture Finisher
Carpenter Mechanical Engineering Technician Sawmill or Timber Yard Worker Helicopter Pilot Library Technician
Joiner Automotive Electrician Vineyard Worker Aircraft Maint Engineer (Avionics) Sewing Machinist
Floor Finisher Motor Mechanic (General) Locksmith
Roof Tiler Diesel Motor Mechanic Panelbeater
Wall and Floor Tiler Motorcycle Mechanic Glazier
Plumber (General) Metal Polisher Butcher or Smallgoods Maker
Cabinetmaker Metal Fabricator Library Technician
Boat Builder and Repairer Aircraft Maint Engineer (Avionics) Ambulance Officer
Shipwright Fitter (General) Funeral Director
Miner Fitter and Turner Funeral Workers nec
Fitter-Welder Medical Receptionist
Metal Machinist Import-Export Clerk
Locksmith Real Estate Agency Licensee
Saw Doctor Real Estate Representative
Toolmaker Service Station Attendant
Panelbeater Paper and Pulp Mill Operator
Vehicle Painter Aircraft Baggage Handler/Ground Crew
Joiner Delivery Driver
Electrician (General)
Airconditioning & Refrig Mechanic
Butcher or Smallgoods Maker
Print Finisher
Screen Printer
Printing Machinist
Small Offset Printer
Furniture Finisher
Boat Builder and Repairer
Gas or Petroleum Operator
Ambulance Officer
Industrial Spraypainter
Sewing Machinist
Boiler or Engine Operator
Paper and Pulp Mill Operator
Sawmill or Timber Yard Worker

These are jobs which include a mix of school leavers and people with tertiary qualifications. A qualification may help get you into one of these jobs, but it may not always be necessary.

Construction and Infrastructure Manufacturing and Technology Primary Industries Services Industries Social and Community Services Creative Industries
Project Builder Importer or Exporter Aquaculture Farmer Chief Executive or Managing Director Medical Superintendent Sales and Marketing Manager
Production Manager (Mining) Wholesaler Fruit or Nut Grower Sales and Marketing Manager Park Ranger Conference and Event Organiser
Petroleum Engineer Chief Information Officer Beef Cattle Farmer Finance Manager Kaiako Kohanga Reo Entertainer or Variety Artist
Marine Designer ICT Managers nec Dairy Cattle Farmer Importer or Exporter Kaiako Kura Kaupapa Mõori Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals nec
Surveying or Spatial Science Technician Technical Writer Mixed Livestock Farmer Wholesaler Specialist Physicians nec Media Producer (excluding Video)
Civil Engineering Draftsperson Ship's Engineer Poultry Farmer Supply and Distribution Manager Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Radio Presenter
Welder Agricultural Engineer Sheep Farmer Chief Information Officer Careers Counsellor Television Presenter
Bricklayer ICT Business Analyst Livestock Farmers nec ICT Managers nec Pharmacy Technician Director (Film, TV, Radio or Stage)
Painting Trades Worker Systems Analyst Production Manager (Forestry) Cafe or Restaurant Manager Pathology Collector/Phlebotomist Film and Video Editor
Fibrous Plasterer Systems Administrator Master Fisher Caravan Park and Camping Ground Manager Animal Attendants and Trainers nec Copywriter
Solid Plasterer Network Administrator Agricultural Engineer Hotel or Motel Manager Veterinary Nurse Marine Designer
Electrical Line Mechanic Network Analyst Park Ranger Retail Manager (General) Community Worker Florist
Landscape Gardener Meat Inspector Agricultural Technician Travel Agency Manager Child Care Worker Hairdresser
Program or Project Administrator Earth Science Technician Meat Inspector Conference and Event Organiser Nanny Camera Operator (Film, TV or Video)
Crane, Hoist or Lift Operator Civil Engineering Draftsperson Earth Science Technician Entertainer or Variety Artist Out of School Hours Care Worker Make Up Artist
Waste Water or Water Plant Operator Electronic Engineering Technician Horse Trainer Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals nec Teachers' Aide Beauty Therapist
Earthmoving Plant Operator (General) ICT Support Technicians nec Animal Attendants and Trainers nec Media Producer (excluding Video) Dental Assistant
Excavator Operator Welder Shearer Radio Presenter Nursing Support Worker
Loader Operator Aircraft Maint Engineer (Mechanical) Veterinary Nurse Television Presenter Personal Care Assistant
Builder's Labourer Electrical Line Mechanic Gardener (General) Director (Film, TV, Radio or Stage) Fire Fighter
Scaffolder Electronic Equipment Trades Worker Landscape Gardener Film and Video Editor Detective
Telecommunications Technician Noxious Weeds and Pest Inspector Copywriter Police Officer
Baker Builder's Labourer Technical Writer Prison Officer
Chemical Plant Operator Fencer Insurance Broker Security Consultant
Plastics Technician Dairy Products Maker Financial Dealers nec Security Officer
Program or Project Administrator Seafood Process Worker Financial Investment Manager Court Registry Officer
Production Clerk Fruit or Nut Farm Worker Recruitment Consultant Customs Officer
Stock Clerk Forestry Worker Training and Development Professional Noxious Weeds and Pest Inspector
Warehouse Administrator Logging Assistant Management Consultant Sterilisation Technician
Order Clerk Tree Faller Organisation and Methods Analyst
Crane, Hoist or Lift Operator Garden Labourer Occupational Health and Safety Adviser
Waste Water or Water Plant Operator Horticultural Nursery Assistant Agricultural Technician
Brewery Worker Dairy Cattle Farm Worker Pharmacy Technician
Dairy Products Maker Sheep Farm Worker Aircraft Maint Engineer (Mechanical)
Food and Drink Factory Workers nec Baker
Seafood Process Worker Chef
Pet Groomer
Animal Attendants and Trainers nec
Veterinary Nurse
Gardener (General)
Camera Operator (Film, TV or Video)
Make Up Artist
Cafe Worker
Hotel Service Manager
Security Consultant
Security Officer
Beauty Therapist
Tour Guide
Travel Consultant
Flight Attendant
Fitness Instructor
Outdoor Adventure Guides nec
Diving Instructor (Open Water)
Swimming Coach or Instructor
Other Sports Coach or Instructor
Program or Project Administrator
Office Manager
Personal Assistant
Secretary (General)
Legal Secretary
General Clerk
Data Entry Operator
Word Processing Operator
Call or Contact Centre Operator
Receptionist (General)
Hotel or Motel Receptionist
Accounts Clerk
Payroll Clerk
Bank Worker
Insurance Consultant
Postal Delivery Officer
Production Clerk
Stock Clerk
Warehouse Administrator
Order Clerk
Legal Executive
Debt Collector
Insurance Loss Adjuster
Insurance Agent
Sales Representatives nec
Sales Assistant (General)
Automotive Parts Salesperson
Checkout Operator
Sales Demonstrator
Retail Buyer
Train Driver
Car Detailer
Laundry Worker (General)
Brewery Worker
Deck Hand
Fishing Hand

85% or more have no qualification past level 3 (school or basic industry training).

Construction and Infrastructure Manufacturing and Technology Primary Industries Services Industries Social and Community Services Creative Industries
Blacksmith Biomedical Engineer Flower Grower Dancer or Choreographer Biomedical Engineer Dancer or Choreographer
Farrier Small Engine Mechanic Mixed Crop Farmer Singer Neurologist Singer
Metal Casting Trades Worker Blacksmith Apiarist Potter or Ceramic Artist Recreation Coordinator Potter or Ceramic Artist
Stonemason Farrier Deer Farmer Financial Brokers nec Fisheries Officer Stonemason
Lift Mechanic Metal Casting Trades Worker Goat Farmer Recreation Coordinator Zookeeper Dressmaker or Tailor
Diver Aircraft Maint Engineer (Structures) Horse Breeder Aircraft Maint Engineer (Structures) Kaiõwhina Kohanga Reo Signwriter
Driller Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic Pig Farmer Dog Handler or Trainer Hospital Orderly
Bulldozer Operator Engineering Patternmaker Fisheries Officer Picture Framer Alarm, Security or Surveillance Monitor
Forklift Driver Lift Mechanic Dog Handler or Trainer Signwriter Retail Loss Prevention Officer
Linemarker Dressmaker or Tailor Meat Process Worker Diver Security Officers and Guards nec
Paving Plant Operator Picture Framer Poultry Process Worker Bar Attendant Clinical Coder
Concreter Wood Machinist Wood and Wood Products Factory Worker Doorperson or Luggage Porter
Construction Rigger Power Generation Plant Operator Fruit or Nut Picker Alarm, Security or Surveillance Monitor
Glass Processing Worker Plastics Production Mach Op (General) Market Garden Worker Retail Loss Prevention Officer
Caretaker Plastics and Rubber Prod Mach Ops nec Stablehand Security Officers and Guards nec
Knitting Machine Operator Wool Handler Travel Attendants nec
Textile Dyeing & Finishing Mach Op Livestock Farm Workers nec Horse Riding Coach or Instructor
Textile & Footwear Prod Mach Ops nec Hunter-Trapper Tennis Coach
Chemical Production Machine Operator Golfer
Forklift Driver Jockey
Baking Factory Worker Sportspersons nec
Meat Process Worker Admissions Clerk
Poultry Process Worker Postal Sorting Officer
Product Assembler Sales Rep (Motor Vehicle Parts)
Wood and Wood Products Factory Worker Motor Vehicle or Caravan Salesperson
Tyre Fitter Motion Picture Projectionist
Train Controller
Taxi Driver
Bus Driver
Truck Driver (General)
Commercial Cleaner
Commercial Cleaner
Carpet Cleaner
Pest Controller
Waterside Worker
Tyre Fitter