Career Coach: Fastest growing industries

Career Coach is a handy tool to see what industries are popular in your region and what employers are paying. We have identified some of the hottest jobs which are high paying and growing in Edinburgh and the Lothians, and what courses you can do at Edinburgh College to help you snap one up.

Job #1 – Architect

Architects plan and design the construction and development of buildings to functional and aesthetic requirements.

How much does it pay on average? £37,323
Is it growing or declining? Growing by 1%
What can I study? Architectural Technology HND, Architecture and Interior Design NC.

Job #2 – Arts officer

Arts Officers have responsibilities in the production of media and creative activities.

How much does it pay on average? £34,223
Is it growing or declining? Growing by 4%
What can I study? Art & Design: Creative Media NC, Visual Communication: Graphic Design HND, Computer Arts and Design HND.

Job #3 – Biological scientist

Biological scientists examine and investigate living organisms, environments and diseases.

How much does it pay on average? £35,568
Is it growing or declining? Growing by 2%
What can I study? Applied Science HNC

Job #4 – Business project manager

Business project managers oversee major projects in business, finance, product development and marketing.

How much does it pay on average? £46,040
Is it growing or declining? Growing by 2%
What can I study? Business HNC or HND, Marketing HND.

Job #5 – Construction project manager

Project managers in this area oversee the construction of projects for quality, safety, and timely completion within budgets.

How much does it pay on average? £34,047
Is it growing or declining? Declining by 1%
What can I study? Construction Management HNC or HND.

Job #6 – Dancer

Dancers direct, rehearse and perform dance routines.

How much does it pay on average? £31,571
Is it growing or declining? Growing by 6%
What can I study? BA Hons Dance, Dance Artists HND, Dance NC.

Job #7 – Electrical engineer

Electrical engineers undertake research, design and operation of electrical equipment.

How much does it pay on average? £37,362
Is it growing or declining? Growing by 1%
What can I study? Electrical Engineering HNC or HND, Electrical Engineering NC.

Job #8 – Musician

Musicians write, orchestrate and perform musical compositions.

How much does it pay on average? £31,941
Is it growing or declining? Growing by 7%
What can I study? HND Music.

Job #9 – Social worker

Social workers provide information, advice and support to vulnerable groups such as children, people with disabilities and the elderly.

How much does it pay on average? £36,485
Is it growing or declining? Growing by 5%
What can I study? Social Services HNC, Health and Social Care NC.

Job #10 – Programmer or software developer

Programmers and software developers design, develop, test, implement and maintain systems to meet business objectives.

How much does it pay on average? £38,123
Is it growing or declining? Growing by 5%
What can I study? Software Development HND.