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Risk management professional

What is it like? 

Risk management professionals analyse and identify potential risks to a business ahead of developing and implementing a process to help the business limit risk. There is often some risk involved with various business operations, so you will be tasked with devising strategies to reduce risks.

Employment level (thousands)

This data shows historical and projected employment levels (thousands) for this occupation. Data should be used as a guide only. Where exact job data has not been available, data from a related field has been used. This data is reflective of employment levels for finance managers. Source: ABS Labour Force Survey.

Average weekly total cash earnings (before tax)

This data shows average weekly cash earnings for the occupation (rounded figure). These figures are indicative and cannot be used to determine a particular wage rate. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: ABS Characteristics of Employment Survey, August 2015.

Is it right for me? 

Risk management professionals need to be able to identify risks ahead of time and develop strategies to overcome or limit negative impacts. You will have most or all of the following skills:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good problem solver and decision maker
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent planner and organiser
  • Understanding of business factors

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