Unsurprisingly, growing numbers of openings for graduates exist in the areas identified above. IT careersinclude network systems and data communications analysts, software engineers, network and computer systems administrators, and database administrators.

Healthcare careers include physician assistants, physical therapists and dental hygienists. Additionally, the relatively new area of forensic science technician is also a 'hot' prospect. With additional vocational qualifications, graduates could consider entering the healthcare sector as a registered nurse, nursing aide or orderly, or a licensed practical or vocational nurse.

Pre-school teaching is also a healthy employment area, as is hairdressing andcosmetology. Paralegal and legal assistant openings are also set to grow in number.

Graduate openings that currently offer most new jobs (as opposed to future career trends) are:

> Accountants and auditors.

> Applications software engineers.

> Computer systems analysts.

> Secondary school teachers.

> Systems engineers.

> Systems analysts.

> Network administrators.

> Employment and recruitment specialists.