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5 High Demand Careers in 2019

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Some careers can be very difficult to break into, simply because they have only a few vacancies. By choosing to work towards one of the careers in high demand instead, you are more likely to get a job. It could also give you more chance to choose a work environment that suits you rather than fighting over whatever vacancies are left over. Here are a few of the career fields in high demand in the coming year.

IT

As the world becomes increasingly more reliant on digital technology, IT experts are increasing in value. Whether you want to be a help desk technician or want to build software or websites instead, you’ll benefit from getting some sort of IT degree. Having this education proves to employers that you’re competent in the field.

While the salary in IT varies by job, in most cases it’s very high. Some of the biggest new areas in IT that are likely to keep growing in 2019 are:

  • Cloud computing
  • Data analytics
  • App development

Engineering

For the same reason as IT, there’s also a growing need for hardware and robotics. Such jobs require engineers to design and build these machines. Right now, there’s a real shortage in engineers. Thus, engineering makes our list of high demand careers.

This shortage also makes it relatively easy to get an engineer job, as long as you can have the necessary qualifications. There are all kinds of engineering courses out there. Some engineering classes specialize in computers, while other specialize in environmental technology, for example.

Education Sector

Teachers will always be high demand careers. Why? Because as the birth rate increases and the number of kids grows, more teachers need hiring – it’s that simple. To be a teacher, most employers ask that you have at least one degree as well as a teaching qualification (usually a QTS). You may also have to complete a criminal background check.

careers in high demand

This woman in IT has one of the high demand careers of the future.

Medicine

Just as there will always be a need for teachers, there will also always be a need for medical professionals. Nursing in particular is among the top healthcare careers in high demand for 2019, largely due to the growing aging population, many of whom require at-home nursing care.

To get your foot in the door, you’ll have to complete a degree, such as an RN to BSN. Other medical roles to consider include:

  • Doctors
  • Vets
  • Paramedics
  • Dentists

Some of these high demand careers can take up to seven years to study and train, and your grades generally need to be high. In other words, make sure you’re committed if you choose to pursue a medical job.

High Demand Careers in Finance

Lastly, the financial field of work. It makes our list of high demand careers because people will always need help managing their money. While many areas of finance are being automated, people still rely heavily on financial advisers and brokers.

Thus, these two positions can often be very lucrative. And here’s a final tip: You’re best off getting a degree in finance. While this isn’t always necessary, most employers will value it.

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15 Comments

  1. thelonelyauthorblog December 13, 2018

    I think.it is safe to say these five career paths will be in high demand in 2019 and beyond.

    Reply
    1. Christy B December 14, 2018

      Truth.

  2. Jill Weatherholt December 13, 2018

    Darn…writer didn’t make the list! :)

    Reply
    1. Christy B December 14, 2018

      Dang it all – but you’re doing awesome with the ‘write’ choice Jill :)

  3. Peggy Woods December 13, 2018

    It makes good sense for youngsters when deciding upon a career to choose one that will be in demand long into the future. With costs associated with schooling this should be a prime consideration!

    Reply
    1. Christy B December 14, 2018

      It’s so much easier after getting out of college to enter an in-demand career – and schooling isn’t cheap!

  4. Resa December 13, 2018

    Ew! So glad I already have an arts career. :D

    Reply
    1. Christy B December 14, 2018

      And you’re amazing at it :D

  5. Nasib December 13, 2018

    nothing better than to be independent and work for yourself.

    Reply
    1. Christy B December 14, 2018

      Self-employment is the dream for many, yes.

    2. thepoisedmentor December 15, 2018

      Yes that’s totally right. If you invest in yourself then you can get a pretty good return, if you do things correctly

    3. Christy B December 18, 2018

      You hit the nail on the head with your point about doing it properly.

  6. Laura Beth December 17, 2018

    Great post!

    Reply
  7. dariasnotes January 7, 2019

    So interesting, and I have really noticed for example that in my area there are more and more open vacancies for engineering positions!

    Reply
    1. Christy B January 7, 2019

      And cheers to more women scooping up those engineering positions!

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