Top Career Choices
by Waller Jamison
If you are looking for a new career, whether you are leaving
college or making a midlife career change, it's important to make the right decision.
What are the top career choices these days? This is not an
exact science as the top career choices for a recent science graduate will not be the top career choices for a
mother returning to work after bringing up a family and who graduated in English.
So, when you start to search online for your top career
choices, you need to include a brief description of the field and level of job you are looking
However, there are some broad career areas which have
openings for people from many different backgrounds and which could be considered in general terms as top career
Growth areas in today's economy are likely to provide you with a more than average
chance of getting a reasonably secure job with promotion prospects and so these fields should be given important
Computer and data processing has seen the largest growth
spurt in the past ten years and is an area which covers just about every industry. So, whatever you are thinking of
doing, make sure your computer skills are up to date.
Technology is developing at such a fast rate that you will
need to stay on your toes and make sure that you are familiar with the latest trends and programs in your own
Residential care and health care in general is another boom
industry, mainly due to the fact that we are living longer and older people, despite improved health, still need
more care than younger folk.
Accountancy is another growth area for those of you who are
good with numbers.
Remember that there is wide scope for career choice within
each of these areas and many areas can be combined, thus giving you double the chances of a relatively secure
career. I say relatively secure, because job security is hard to find these days.
But let's look at an example of how you can improve your
chances. Say you like to work with computers, then look for a computing job within the healthcare sector, thus
combining two of the top career choices
Areas like healthcare also offer opportunities at all
educational levels. So you don't have to train in medicine to get a job in this field. You can start out as a
healthcare assistant and consider further training to reach a career slightly higher up the
Searching for top career choices in either your own field or
in the workplace in general will help you find a job which is reasonably secure.