Whether you’re halfway through a degree or just about to pick your course, there will always be one thing on your mind. What am I going to do after college? You’ll have friends asking you, family pestering you, and even lecturers telling you to make your mind up. Picking a career path can be difficult, there’s no denying that. After all, we can’t predict the future… Well, we kind of can. Here’s which jobs and skills are predicted to be in demand over the next few years.
There’s been a huge cry out for therapists and psychiatrists over the last few years. Some job experts believe that the demand is only going to get bigger, too. If you’re studying psychology, then this could be good news for you! Even if you’re not, there are other ways to get into counselling and therapy. Specialized courses will give you the skills you need to get started. It can be a tough job, but a rewarding one nonetheless.
With the economy getting back on track, people are now looking for ways to invest their money. While many of the finance related jobs are looking to be in demand over the next few years, this is likely to be one of the highest paid. The best thing about becoming a financial advisor is that it’s quite easy to go it alone. Get some experience within a company first, then set up your own business. This is a big money-maker!
If you’re studying computer science, then you’re going to be in luck when it comes to career choices in the future. Information technology is one of the fastest growing industries, that is always on the lookout for fresh blood. Mobile app developers are in high demand currently and are likely to be in the future. Also, system developers and web developers. If you can develop something, you’ll be in the money.
Electricians and Plumbers
Even when the construction industry isn’t doing so well, these skills are always in high demand. The fact is, everyone is going to need an electrician or plumber at some point. When the housing market booms again (hopefully in a few years), they will be in demand even more. If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, then this could be a career path for you. Plus, this is another industry where it’s fairly easy to go self-employed.
Marketing analysts, management analysts, finance analysts and computer systems analysts. According to job experts, analysts are the way forward for the next 5-10 years. As long as you have a good degree then it should be fairly easy to secure yourself a role as an analyst. You should have an analytical mind and a passion for making lots of money. Sounds like most students then!
Every single country is crying out for medical staff at the moment. The NHS in the UK requires doctors. Hospitals in the US need doctors. Australia and New Zealand are offering visas for doctors. Basically, if you’re studying to be a doctor, then you’re going to have a few options when you graduate.
These are just some of the predictions for jobs and skills needed in the next 5-10 years. If you’re about to start university or college then perhaps this will help you choose a course. If you’re already in university, then maybe it’ll give you some better career ideas for the future. Either way, good luck!