8 months ago
Last edited at 10:46AM on 8/5/2013
If you REALLY want an "in demand" job, get a skilled trade job.. Plumber, electrician, cabinet maker, auto body man, mechanic, etc. You will always have work, make a darn good living, and can probably get your company to continue to get you educated over time. Skilled trades are not going away. No one is going to send their Mercedes to Germany to get a tune up, and no-one is going to send their sink to China to get the faucet fixed. Skilled trades offer you flexibility in hours, and you can work almost anywhere in the country that you want, take time off when you want, and make darn good living. Any job that CAN be outsourced, WILL be outsourced. I know lawyers, accountants, doctors, engineers, that all thought their job was "safe." But now their jobs are in China, Russia, or some other place. If what you do can be made into bits and bytes, your job will evaporate someday.
They always need more people to work in the medical field even if they don’t work with the patients directly they always need people to help with paper work, and the other business side of the things. But I say you should not just shoot for a successful life with a job that is easy to find but something that you enjoy and feel comfortable and confident when doing your job. After all work should not just be work. I hope this helps. :)
Jobs in following sectors would be in highly demanding. healthcare, Banking and financial services, information Technology, educational, media and entertainment, agriculture, automobile, Mobile technology
If you really want security I'd go with bamcintyre's post. People who have to have training to fix your plumbing, electrical and roofing problems. These are hands on and you can study but your knowledge (like a big animal vet) often comes with experience. When your age makes it too physically demanding, you will then supervise a crew that aren't as experienced. You can make good money but it won't be worth it if you don't like the work at all. Sewer problems need experienced personnel too. If you can stand it.
8 months ago
Last edited at 1:25PM on 8/18/2013
I would have to say translation. The field of language is rapidly growing, so if you are bi-lingual, tri-lingual, or know more languages than that, you have a great future ahead of you. I myself and learning High German. I plan to either go into journalism for a German or Austrian magazine/newspaper, maybe even translation! Remember, you aren't just competing for jobs locally anymore, you are competing for jobs worldwide. So I say learn a language, and see where things go from there. I want you to remember, your future rests on your choice of career, so pick smart.