If you’ve decided that this is going to be the year when you embark on a new career, then there’s a couple of things that you should know. For starters, it’s estimated that some 40% of jobs could be lost to robots in the coming decades, and workers in certain industries are going to be hit especially hard. It’s not advisable to take up work in one of those positions.
The second is that, while the size of the paycheck is important, it shouldn’t be the only consideration; studies have shown that jobs that involve helping other people have a higher job satisfaction score than those that don’t. Below, we take a look at some jobs that are both projected to be in demand in the years to come, and which also serve a higher purpose.
There are, rightly, some naysayers when it comes to technology; after all, the AI technology that will take all those jobs in the coming years didn’t just spring up from nowhere. They were invented. But that aspect aside, technology still has a grand capacity – perhaps the biggest capacity – to be a force for good.
Technology is alleviating problems in third-world countries, improving food and water services, and helping people pursue their dreams. If you want to help others, then it could be a good idea to work with a tech firm that does work that you believe in.
There’s an aging population out there, and that means there’s an even greater demand for nurses and doctors. When it comes to job satisfaction, these two professions are towards the top of the list. If the idea of helping others in a direct way appeals, then look at studying for a medical degree.
You’ll be sure of a job once you’ve graduated, and there’ll be little doubt that you’re making a positive impact on the world.
With the Law
After medicine, it’s in the legal field where the biggest improvement is made to people’s lives. In this industry, you have the capacity to pursue justice, ensure the little voice is heard, and protect the environment and communities around the world.
If you don’t want to become a fully-fledged lawyer, take a look at paralegal online schools. Once you’ve got your qualification, you’ll be able to embark on interesting, diverse, world-changing work with a legal firm.
Like it or not, it’s not going to be long before we feel the true power of climate change. The effects are already being felt in certain areas. Limiting the damage that it causes is possible, but it’ll require the skills of environmental engineers and urban planners to ensure that the masses don’t bear the brunt of the damage.
If you get involved in this industry, you’ll have the capacity to save entire towns and communities. Of course, it would be better if your job didn’t exist, as this would mean that it’s not necessary. Alas, at this stage that’s beginning to feel an unrealistic goal.
(Extra) Careers that allow you to travel
When it comes to finding your dream career it can be difficult to know where to start when you don’t know what you’re looking for. Whether you want job security, an exciting career, a position that allows you to travel or all of the above – knowing what jobs are suitable for you isn’t easy.
Whilst we wish we could focus on all of the above aspects, this blog post is going to look at 8 different careers you can follow if you want to be able to travel for work:
Although it may seem as though you won’t have much opportunity to travel whilst sitting behind a desk putting together holiday packages for people, travel agents are often invited on ‘Familarisation Trips’ as part of their role. These trips are designed to allow travel agents to get to know a destination by staying in several different hotels, taking part in activities and eating at local restaurants. Whilst they may be few and far between, at least you’ll have your staff discount to keep you going.
While it may seem as though flight attendants are in a new country every day, it’s not quite as simple as that. Airline staff will work on a roster that a couple of times a month will allow them to spend a couple of days in a new country. In this time you’ll have a couple of hours to explore, but you’ll probably spend the rest of the time catching up on sleep. Whilst some love it, the fast-paced high altitude life isn’t for everybody.
Cruise Ship Worker
Whilst you may not be able to explore every destination you dock in, working as a cruise worker will give you some chance to travel on your days off. Depending on the route you take you may be working for as long as 3 months, so make sure the benefits are worth it in terms of travel.
Common cruise ship jobs include working in the kitchen, working as wait staff, becoming part of the crew or working in entertainment. If you can get used to being on a ship for long periods of time, it’s definitely a lucrative and rewarding career to get into.
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All options are good when looking for the perfect opportunity but make sure to take into consideration your personality, due diligence for your new found country and expectations.
Have a great day and if you have any comments or questions,please don’t hesitate.
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