how to change careers

If you work in an industry that relies on defense spending – like shipbuilding and repair – you know the ups and downs of being laid off, then hoping a new contract comes in so you can get back to work.

Is that pattern getting a little old? Maybe you’re ready for a change.

 

So, What Are the Best Career Change Jobs?

Take a moment and envision yourself on a different career path. Let’s consider a few careers that are growing at an impressive pace and projected to be stable for many years to come. Here are just a few  . . .

Advanced Manufacturing

Remember all those manufacturing jobs that went overseas? Guess what? They’re back.

With advanced automation and robotics, American companies are now able to compete with cheap foreign labor. While plants that once hired thousands may now only hire hundreds, the jobs that have returned are high-skilled and generally pay quite well. Here’s the best part: there are a lot of vacant jobs waiting to be filled.

According to the Manufacturing Institute, there are more than 600,000 unfilled positions in American manufacturing. As a matter of fact, a recent study by Deloitte estimates that number will grow to 2 million by 2025. Why? Applicants lack the necessary skills in areas like electronics, mechanical engineering technology, and computer information systems . . . skills so important to advanced manufacturing and mechatronics.

network security job growthNetwork Security & Cyber Security

The worldwide web can be dangerous place. Data breaches are now commonplace and organizations are scrambling to secure their data and to protect their networks.

Network security is a career path that’s on the move, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimating that employment of information security analysts will grow 37 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Plus, the median annual wage is $86,170 as of May 2012. 

software developer job growthSoftware Development

Software developers create the computer programs that power nearly every industry on Earth.

Each day, new software is being written to make organizations more effective and efficient. That’s why software developers are in demand.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of software developers will grow 22 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Plus, the median annual wage is $90,060 as of May 2012. 

sonography job growthDiagnostic Medical Sonography

Technological advancements have broadened the use and accuracy of diagnostic medical sonography. Yes, sonography is used on expectant mothers but beyond determining the gender of a fetus, it’s also being used for abdominal issues, cardiac care, breast health, and neurological diagnoses.

That’s why diagnostic medical sonographers are so in demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of diagnostic medical sonographers is projected to grow 46 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.  Plus, the median annual wage is $65,860 as of May 2012.

radiograpy job growthMedical Radiography

As the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, demand for diagnostic tests like X-rays will likely increase, fueling demand for radiologic technologists. A career in medical radiography isn’t just neat; it’s also considered rewarding by many working in the industry as well as a great way to earn a living.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of radiologic technologists is projected to grow 21 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Plus, the median annual wage is $54,620 as of May 2012. 

registered nursing job growthNursing (RN)

A career in nursing is rewarding on many levels. You help people, are challenged professionally, and earn a good living. Many in the field report nursing to be a fulfilling career with room for growth.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for registered nurses was $65,470 as of May 2012. Moreover, employment is projected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.

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