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Scarce skills in South Africa ...

What is a scarce skill?
A scarce skill is a qualification or job for which there are too few available people in South Africa to do the job. Studying for a scarce skill, providing it is suited to you, would not only mean helping your country, but also helping yourself! Scarcity in a specific qualifications or job can be attributable to the fact that the occupation is newly created and therefore very few people have studied in that direction.

Why study for a scarce skill?
Not only will you be able to find a job more easily, but you will most likely be paid better and progress to the top of your career path more easily, because employers require these skills. Also, some qualifications are universally scarce, which means that international opportunities will be available.

Which jobs are scarce?
Industry sectors - Engineering, Health, Information Technology, and Finance:
• Air Traffic Controllers
• Aircraft Pilots
• Application Programmers
• Architects
• Biologists, Botanists, Zoologists
• Building Architects
• Cartographers and Surveyors
• Chartered Accountants
• Chemical and Physical Science Technicians
• Chemical Engineers
• Chemists
• Civil Engineers and Technicians
• Dentists
• Economists
• Electrical Engineers and Technicians
• Electronics Engineers and Technicians
• Engineering Professionals
• Environmental and Occupational Health Inspectors
• Environmental Engineers
• Financial Analysts
• Financial and Investment Advisors
• Geologists and Geophysicists
• Industrial and Production Engineers
• Judges
• Lawyers
• Legislators
• Mathematicians, Actuaries and Statisticians
• Mechanical Engineers and Technicians
• Medical Doctors and Practitioners
• Metallurgists
• Meteorologists
• Mining Engineers and Technicians
• Nursing and Midwifery Professionals
• Paramedic Practitioners
• Philosophers, Historians and Political Scientists
• Physicists and Astronomers
• Process Control Technicians
• Sociologists, Anthropologists
• Software Applications, Web and Multimedia Developers
• System Analysts
• Teachers: Maths and Science
• Telecommunications Engineers
• Veterinarians
• Water Engineers