As the job market is seeing a great change recently with countries trying to secure jobs for their own people, numbers have been released that show which are the jobs that will see tremendous growth in the coming 5 years. The labor market is all set to stabilize and grow further thus providing you with more and more opportunities.
According to CareerBuilder’s list, these are the top 10 careers that will see the most growth in the coming 5 years. Take a look at these:
- Online retailing – 32%
- Translation services – 28%
- Physical/occupational/speech therapy – 25%
- Home health care – 24%
- Retirement centres – 24%
- Telemarketing bureaus, other customer contact centers – 20%
- Marketing consulting – 20%
- Environmental/conservation organizations – 19%
- Computer system design – 19%
- Portfolio management – 18%
So now that you know which the potentially growing career paths are, are you in one of them? If the answer is no then also there is no need to panic. As the technology and demand of customers and consumers change you always need to upgrade your career. It is good to start early which gives you an edge over others. Looking at this list, one thing is very sure that technology is all set to become even more important. One thing thus that everyone is required to do is to equip themselves with technologies and give away the grandma syndrome. The world definitely requires techies.
A good way to go about it would be to analyze what you are doing exactly now and what technology is about to change in it. You can always go for vocational courses under TAFE that allow you to study while you are working with its flexible timings. Changing your industry will be a big step as it may require you to start from the bottom. Thus look for if a sector change will be good for you should be done. Try to learn things about the position that is just above you which will equip you for a promotion.
If at all you need to change your career make sure that you do it with full preparation. Have good qualifications and training in the prospective role. Since you are leaving a job and joining another, a good thing would be to include previous knowledge in the new work and also take some practical training in the new work that you are about to do.
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