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.
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.
Job #5 – Construction project manager
Project managers in this area oversee the construction of projects for quality, safety, and timely completion within budgets.
Job #6 – Dancer
Dancers direct, rehearse and perform dance routines.
Job #7 – Electrical engineer
Electrical engineers undertake research, design and operation of electrical equipment.
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.
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.