What Are Scarce Skills?

  • Scarce skills are in high demand.
  • People who have scarce skills earn more and will always be employed because employers need them.
  • The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers offers 3 streams that provide scarce skill qualifications.
  • 2 of these streams do not require a matric certificate.

Scarce skills are skills that are in high demand because there are not enough qualified people in a particular field of study. 

When you develop your scarce skills, you are more likely to find job opportunities or get promoted because employees need people with these skills.

A-Z Scarce Skill Careers In South Africa

Here are some of the many scarce skill careers in South Africa:

  • Accounting.
  • Actuary.
  • Aeronautical Engineer.
  • Agricultural Farm Manager.
  • Architect.
  • Business Management.
  • Chef.
  • Data Scientist.
  • Digital Artist.
  • Dockmaster.
  • Draughtsperson.
  • FET College Principal.
  • Fraud Examiner.
  • Geologist.
  • Manufacture.
  • Mechanical Engineer.
  • Multimedia Designer.
  • Office Administration.
  • Quantity Surveyor.
  • Registered Nurse. 
  • Web Developer.                 

You have to align your school subjects to that of the scarce skill career you plan to pursue.

Why Do Scarce Skills Exist?

There are a few reasons why they exist:

  • There are not enough people studying for a certain skill set.
  • South Africans with those particular skills often choose to work in other countries.
  • Too many people study towards a sector that has enough qualified workers.
  • Some jobs require them.

Benefits Of Scarce Skills

Developing a scarce skill could start your journey to a brighter future. The benefits are endless. 

Your job opportunities will increase because employers will always need people with these skills.

This means that you will always be employed.

You will earn more money because employers are willing to pay more, they need people with scarce skills. 

Your career will flourish because you will get the opportunity to work abroad.

ICB And Scarce Skills

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers provides accredited business and financial management courses that are recognised both nationally and internationally. 

ICB courses are regarded as scarce skills and are highly valued by employers. 

Some of these courses also double as a matric equivalent certificate and they give you the technical skills to start your career. Here are all the courses that are provided:

scarce skills

Where Can I Study An ICB Course?

Many institutions in South Africa offer ICB courses. Here are some of the many colleges that offer ICB courses:

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