Are you looking forward to boost your career in 2015? Planning to start a new career in the New Year? Here we are going to talk about some profitable sectors that can help you grow your career in the coming year. Read on...
New Career Opportunities In New Year
According to a survey by CareerBuilder, in January 2014 around 21 per cent of the US workforce claimed that they were thinking about changing their jobs in the coming 12 months. It has been found that most people, especially those with low levels of job satisfaction, tend to introspect during the end of the year and plan what and how they can do things differently in the New Year. Many people change jobs and careers, while others pursue higher education to improve their employment prospects.
One of the best ways to better your career prospects is by earning a degree. By getting an undergraduate or postgraduate degree you can increase your employability, earning potential and also better your chances of landing the next big promotion. Moreover, your degree can also enable you to switch careers and work in your desired field.
Here are 4 excellent growth areas which you can consider for changing and improving your career-
According to recent reports from US News, salaries for employees related to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) fields increased substantially in the last 10 years. With a dearth of skilled STEM professionals the demand for trained candidates have increased manifold as well.
With growing need for STEM professionals, the demand for teachers who can help learners prepare to follow STEM careers has also increased. Institutes that offer STEM courses concentrate on degree programmes which enable graduates to teach science and maths at kindergarten all the way through 12th grade. The BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) forecasts a growth in employment opportunities of 12 per cent for teachers in elementary schools and middle schools; and around 6 per cent for teachers in high school within 2022.
It is predicted that demand for skilled health care professionals will rise considerably in the coming decade across the globe, including Africa. If you are planning a career change, then the health care sector can offer you lucrative job opportunities. In fact this industry is growing more rapidly than any other sector.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the sector will have to include over 64,000 dental hygienists by the year 2022 in order to cope with the growing demand.
Information Technology (IT)
IT or information technology is spread across all aspects of our modern society. According to the BLS, information technology professionals are responsible for securing information systems, developing new software, maintenance of networks, and operating systems. During the last global recession, IT was among the most stable sectors and is predicted to expand faster than others, as per BLS reports.
As business occupations keep growing across the globe, the demand for skilled and trained managers are also growing. Apart from getting excellent opportunities in corporate sectors, managers can also find employment in accounting, administration, sales and marketing, human resources and IT.
So there you have it....four booming sectors that can help you change and better your career in 2015. If you wish to add to the discussion or want to tell us how you wish to change your career in the New Year, then feel free to comment below.