9 Reasons Why Living in Regional Areas is Good for Your Career

Make the most of regional career opportunities

  • Income growth and employment rates are on a par with city rates and income growth according to the Grattan Institute “Regional Patterns…” Report

  • Limited competition for skilled and professional jobs

  • Employers often develop enticing packages to encourage high quality candidates to their towns

  • Wider experience as jobs are more comprehensive due to smaller numbers of employees. This can lead to further career opportunities

  • Working in regional areas often means becoming part of the community which has multiple benefits personally and professionally

  • Better housing affordability, ease of commute and lifestyle than in Metropolitan cities (Regional Australia Institute March 2017)

  • Improved work opportunities as technology connects rural and regional people’s skills with employers and customers

  • Make the most of work/life balance with a relaxed lifestyle with plenty of space, outdoor activities and community involvement.

  • Benefits to the economy of regional towns and shires increase with a higher proportion of skilled and professional places which in turn means even more jobs

Want to explore how you can find a rewarding career path in regional Australia?

Book a free ½ hour “Getting to Know YouSession with Jo or Kate at Expand Careers Consulting. Booking a consultation with a Career Counsellor is your first step to taking control of your working life.