Sometimes change is good. If you currently work in a career that you find boring, that just isn’t right for you anymore (or maybe never was), or that you can’t seem to progress in, you might feel it’s time to change careers and do something else. Sometimes that will require additional training, so it pays to bear this in mind – don’t quit your current job until you are ready to start the next. As well as this consideration, it’s crucial to pick the right job. After all, you don’t want to find you are disappointed and have to start all over looking for something else to do just a few years or even months down the road.
With this in mind, here are some of the best careers to get into for the long term. These are the jobs that will be around for a long time, which are truly satisfying for those who take them up. Read on to find out more.
As we’ve seen over the past 12 to 18 months, healthcare service is something we need desperately, and although it is incredibly hard work, being a nurse has to be one of the most satisfying careers you can look for. As a nurse, you can take care of people who need the most help, whether they have just been born or are in their final moments. You are the one they rely on, and you can make a difference in their lives profoundly.
As well as the fact that nursing is a rewarding career it is also one that has a growing demand; we need nurses more now than ever before. Plus, the salary is fair (and rises quickly), and you can choose to work in various areas, so you can use your skills and interests in the job.
Today’s world is becoming more and more reliant on data, which means that someone who wants to work in data analytics will be in demand. Data analysts are paid a high amount of money, and they are well compensated through benefits too because business owners don’t want them to work for the competition. If you become a self-employed freelance data analyst, you could set your own terms, and very often businesses will pay due to the need for your skill.
Data analytics isn’t a career for everyone, but it is certainly something to consider if you have skills in science and mathematics. Undertaking a degree in data analytics is the best place to start, and after that, you can work for someone else to get a better understanding of the field and what you would be required to do. Once you feel confident, you can branch out on your own, although this is not a prerequisite; if you prefer working for someone else, you can continue doing that. Either way, you’ll find the work is varied and interesting, and the compensation is very fair.
Technology is constantly changing, and there is a great deal of competition in every market. This means that engineers are required to adapt to those changes and be part of technological breakthroughs, and therefore are in demand.
Engineering has always garnered a large salary at the top end, but since engineers are now in great demand. There are usually some generous benefits given by companies who want to find and retain the very best engineering talent. That includes:
- Stock options
- Company vehicle
- Paid vacations
The boom in engineering continues to grow, meaning there is always room for more people who want to get into this profession and make a difference in their lives and the world.
It is highly unlikely that you have never used an app before. If you have a smartphone or tablet, or even if you have a laptop, apps – short for applications –essentially give you the tools you need to do anything using these devices. There is an app for almost everything, from apps for social media to work tools such as scanners and conference meeting setups. We say almost everything because app developers are still very much in demand, and their skills are being used all the time to come up with more apps for business and personal use.
We simply cannot do without apps in this modern world, and businesses are beginning to understand the importance of having an app for their company. When a business has its own app, it is on the customer’s phone all the time, a constant reminder of its existence, and when that app is professionally developed and useful, that’s even better. This is why app developers can have a very lucrative career. If you put your skills to use not just for businesses that hire you but also by developing your own apps, you can make some very good money and have some fun at the same time.
Being a personal trainer might not have occurred to you before, but it could be ideal if you enjoy keeping yourself healthy and working out. You will need to understand a lot about how the human body works and how to keep fit safely, and, depending on what you choose to offer in your business, you may also need to know about nutrition and diet, but learning these things can be done online while you work your current job. By the time you’re ready to launch your new career, you can have learned everything you need to know.
Personal trainers are in demand right now. With so many people working from home, the idea of going to the gym is less appealing; why go out when you don’t have to? A personal trainer who comes to your home or offers online exercise classes will be a welcome change and should be something that attracts business. Furthermore, if you can show that you are fun, engaging, knowledgeable in the field, and get results, your business should do very well.