We all know that even with the national unemployment rate falling to 7.7 percent, it’s still no easy task to find a job today.
But there are four careers that remain in demand today, even amid the struggling economy.
Interested in giving your career search a jumpstart? Consider these careers. Just make sure that you have the right personality and skill sets.
U.S. residents are relying more heavily than ever on prescription medication to keep them healthy. And this trend will only continue as people live longer.
This means that pharmacists are in demand.
These specialists, who dispense medications that have been prescribed by doctors, typically work in hospitals, clinics, and at pharmacies that are located inside grocery and drug stores.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this profession is expected to see a 25 percent job growth through 2020.
What kind of personality do you need to succeed as a pharmacist? You need to be analytical, patient, and good with numbers and measurements.
Physical therapists are called upon to help patients who have suffered serious physical injuries. Therapists help these patients regain strength, mobility, and function.
Becoming a physical therapist is no easy task. You’ll need to earn a high-level college degree and complete state-licensing exams, but the rewards are high. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual pay for a physical therapist is $76,310. The bureau also expects this field to grow by 39 percent through 2020.
To succeed in this field, though, you must be willing to work hard and complete the coursework necessary. You must also be patient and a good people person. You’ll be dealing with people who are in pain, so a positive bedside manner is important.
As hospitals and medical centers place more of the responsibility for caring for patients on nurses, and away from doctors, the demand for registered nurses continues to rise.
According to Wanted Analytics, demand for nurses is increasing by more than 30 percent.
And nursing can be lucrative career. According to Wanted Analytics, the salary range for nurses across the country ranges from $72,000 to about $80,000 a year.
Nursing is a demanding career, though. You’ll need to work long hours, meet with a wide variety of patients suffering from a wide variety of ailments, and be able to handle the often quick-pace of a medical treatment center.
Good with numbers? Then you might consider a career in accounting. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the accounting field is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2008 through 2018.
The reason for the growth in this field? The economy is staring to recover. As it recovers, businesses will need to hire more accountants to help balance their books.
To thrive in this field, though, you’ll need very specialized skills. You’ll first need to earn a college degree in accounting. Then you’ll need to make sure that you are analytical, organized, and persistent enough to succeed in this career.
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