Millennials face a lot of problems in the job market. A wobbly economy is making employment insecure, leading to the rise of the so-called gig economy. Add to this the fact that people are working for longer than ever — meaning jobs are not naturally being vacated as quickly — and it’s clear: the choice of career you embark upon is more important than ever.
If you’re in the process of choosing a career or are perhaps contemplating a change, then selecting an occupation that’s always going to be in demand is a smart choice. With the job market changing beyond recognition, which industries are always going to need able and qualified candidates?
Anything Related To Technology
That might sound vague, but it’s factual: tech is the place to be if you always want to be employable. There are more tech jobs than there are people to fill them, with occupations ranging from systems managers to IT professionals. Not only are there jobs just waiting for candidates to walk into, but tech also offers great solutions in terms of future-proofing your occupation.
Accountancy and Bookkeeping
Where there are businesses, there will be a need for accountancy and bookkeeping services. If you have a head for numbers and like problem solving, then this could be a great career path for you to consider. Finance might not be the most exciting, but the fact there will always be a demand for these services adds an extra dimension.
We live among an aging population; a situation that is just going to grow over time. As a result, care staff are going to be necessary to provide for the elderly. If you like helping others, then care work can be incredibly fulfilling, especially if you work on a mobile basis to ensure people can stay independent in their homes for longer. Training is usually offered on the job, so this is one career path you could embark on today.
The aging population also means that more physical therapy is going to be required in the future. If you’re an active person who values fitness, then this discipline could be the perfect way of turning a passion into a bona fide in-demand career. Once qualified, you can work in free clinics, or in the booming private physical therapy industry — a good range of options always helps ensure future job prospects.
If you want to help others manage their work stress while increasing your own employability, then working in therapeutic services might be a good choice for you. You don’t have to hold a medical degree in Psychiatry to be a therapist. Therapy is more focused on helping people manage the troubles of their everyday lives, rather than diagnosing and treating mental health conditions. As more and more people sacrifice their work-life balance, the need for therapists is rising almost exponentially.
Selecting from any of these occupations should ensure that your career path is a smooth one. It’s tough out there, but focusing in the right areas should help your job prospects hugely.
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