Career coach Diane Huth recommends that some enterprising older workers retrain as crane drivers (two-week course) to get employment at $25 per hour. In Australia, trucking companies often have a workforce of mature workers.
In April 2021, an article on the ABC news website mentioned the ongoing skill-shortage of accountants, health professionals, specialized engineers, and secondary school teachers.
In New Zealand, as an example, these are the professional skill shortages identified by the government: Construction Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor, Chemical Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician, Electrical Engineering Technician, Telecommunications Engineer, Procurement Manager, Diagnostic Radiologist, Registered Nurse (aged care), ICT Project Manager, Chef, Environmental Research Scientist, Food Technologist, Automotive Electrician, and many more.
Among the list of current skilled shortages in Ontario, Canada are: Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Information Systems Analysts and Consultants, Database Analysts and Data Administrators, Systems Testing Technicians, Graphic Designers and Illustrators. The full list is below:
|0131||Telecommunication Carriers Managers|
|0213||Computer and Information Systems Managers|
|2133||Electrical and Electronics Engineers|
|2147||Computer Engineers (Except Software engineers and designers)|
|2171||Information Systems Analysts and Consultants|
|2172||Database Analysts and Data Administrators|
|2173||Software Engineers and Designers|
|2174||Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers|
|2175||Web Designers and Developers|
|2241||Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians|
|2282||User Support Technicians|
|2283||Systems Testing Technicians|
|5241||Graphic Designers and Illustrators|
|2281||Computer Network Technicians|