High Demand Jobs in the next 10 Years in South Africa

High Demand Jobs in the next 10 Years in South Africa. The coronavirus pandemic has had a major effect on employment in nearly every industry over the past few months. This was just an added element on top of the 4IR revolution in all spheres of the corporate world. However, the future of work is still looking pretty bright for medical and tech jobs.

High Demand Jobs in the next 10 Years in South Africa
High Demand Jobs in the next 10 Years in South Africa

The latest CareerJunction Index shows South Africa’s job market experienced a noticeable uptick in activity during June 2020, with job search activity up by 13%, while labour demand increased by 3%. According to Business Tech, Labour demand for professionals in marketing, warehousing & logistics as well as manufacturing & assembly are showing the first signs of recovery, the job search specialist said.

What’s Next?

In the next 10 years, it’s highly likely you’ll be working in a job that doesn’t even exist as yet. Why? Because the world of work is evolving quickly, which means you have to figure out how to prepare for a future job role that’s impossible to predict.

10 Skills You Need for the Future of Work in South Africa

According to Forbes, the following skills will be very essential globally, including South Africa in the next 10 years and maybe beyond:

  1. Creativity
  2. Emotional intelligence (EQ)
  3. Analytical (critical) thinking 
  4. Active learning with a growth mindset 
  5.  Judgment and decision making
  6. Interpersonal communication skills
  7. Leadership skills
  8. Diversity and cultural intelligence
  9. Technology skills 
  10. Embracing change

At Career Times, we have put together list of Jobs/Careers that are gaining popularity based on the demand:

List of High Demand Jobs in the next 10 Years in South Africa


Admin Professionals

Digital Marketing Jobs


Agricultural Scientists and Farmers

Business Management Experts

Civil Engineers

Chemical Engineering


Environmental Inspector 


Public Relations

Finance Sector

Financial Advisor

Financial Managers

Creative Industry

Fashion Designer

Graphic Designers

Interior Designer

Jewelry Design


Human Resources

Employee Relations

Human Resources Jobs

Recruitment Specialists

Training Specialists


Industrial Engineering

Electrical jobs


Legal Jobs

Legal Secretary



Education Jobs

Primary Teachers

Secondary Teachers



Tech Jobs

Information Technology

Network Administrator

E-Commerce Jobs

Software Engineers

Website Designers

Environmental and Science




Real Estate Agents

Market Researcher

Health Sciences Jobs




Social Workers

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Other Jobs


Call Center Jobs

Camera Operator

Database Administrators

Film and Video Editor

Fire Fighters


Security Jobs