Are you looking to change careers? Are you a recent high school grad who isn’t sure what to select as a major in college? Choosing an area of study can feel stressful due to concerns of relevancy, compensation and possible over saturation. To help quiet these fears, here’s a look at some careers that pay well and are projected to see tremendous growth in the next 10 years.
It seems as though year after year, nursing makes the list of in demand careers. Nurses not only give quality medical care, they serve as a support system for their patients as well. This job is expected to grow in numbers around 400,000 in the next ten years. You’ll need a relevant degree, certification and license to practice. Skilled nurses make $70,000 on average.
Have you ever considered teaching? Maybe teaching children isn’t your favorite and you aren’t crazy about the paycheck. If this sounds familiar, consider getting a Master’s degree or PhD to be a college (postsecondary) teacher. You read that right. You can teach college courses with a Master’s degree. Enjoy the flexibility of a collegiate schedule while earning an average of $76,000 a year. This job is expected to see growth of about 200,000 new jobs over the next 10 years.
If you’re looking for a stable career path, almost anything in finance is a safe bet. Specifically, accounting is a job that is expected to grow by roughly 140,000 jobs in the next 10 years. Carleton F., a writer for evergreendimes.com writes, “As an accountant your job is to find the meaning behind those numbers and communicate them to clients or management. You also get to give advice and make decisions that can impact their financial situation.” If you want to become an accountant, you’ll need a college degree. Depending on the area of accounting you wish to work in, you’ll need to take an additional certification test.
While it will take about ten years of schooling and exams to be able to practice medicine, it’s an extremely rewarding vocation. This career is expected to grow by about 90,000 jobs in the next ten years. If you aren’t sure the extensive schooling is worth it, think about the fact that doctors make upwards of $220,000 a year (on average).
Information Technology Manager
An IT manager is responsible for identifying the technology needs of a company, establishing a budget, and coordinating with other departments to ensure things run smoothly. Additionally, you must solve daily technology issues to make sure staff can complete their work. It’s an essential part of any business and pays an average of $140,000 a year. This field is expected to grow by roughly 44,000 jobs in the next 10 years.
If you can’t decide what to study after graduation, consider one of these jobs. Additionally, there are about 30 additional high-paying, in-demand jobs you can sort through by clicking here.