As we have now fully ascended from the 20th century, it’s important to take notice of the latest trends surrounding the job market. Knowing what our world is evolving into and what job opportunities come with our world’s evolution is a must in today’s limited job market. For those who still have their career aspirations up in the air, it may be smart to jump on the bandwagon and gear your career search towards areas that are taking the job market by storm.
It’s easy to look at the world of information and technology (IT) and feel like that ship has sailed. Especially when you reflect on the 1990s during the dot-com bubble burst. However, IT is still in the forefront and jobs within that field are robust. Technology will never stay the same. It’s constantly growing and so too are IT job opportunities. For instance, we saw in the 1950s where marketing adapted from radio over to television. Now we’re seeing marketing transfer from TV to the internet. Internet sales and market directing are some of the jobs that are leading the IT industry. Just like TV did to radio, the internet is revolutionizing the way products are being sold and the trajectory is only getting higher.
Both web applications and online services that identify and store a customer’s personal data are the latest technology trends. As a result, structured query language (SQL), which is a standard language for accessing and manipulating databases, and database administrators (DBA) are the latest popular and in-demand IT jobs. Both jobs are popular and both pay in some instances over a $75,000 salary. You just have to be able to analyze large amounts of data on a screen all day, but 75K a year seems like a fair compensation.
Another industry that is in full bloom is healthcare. Despite the debate going around our new healthcare reform and what’s right and what’s wrong about it is irrelevant. The fact is, reform is taking place and careers are opening up like cooked oysters. The healthcare transformation is bringing on an onslaught of different positions within the job field. With the cost of healthcare on the rise, certain tasks yielded for doctors are being delegated to other less-paid professionals like physicians and medical assistants. New treatments and technologies will also generate new jobs, some of which haven’t even been realized yet.
Healthcare is also seeing an influx in personal care and services. Even though the United States is having its issues with obesity and other health risks, the fact is that it’s now being noticed on a national level. Consumers are more inclined to at least “try” to be more healthy and fit. Thus, we will start to see personal trainers, massage therapists and cosmetologists all experience spikes in their occupational fields.
SOURCES: CNN Money, H-cap
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