Careers with a Future

The past few years have been difficult for the country, and the uncertainty has people looking for security and stability.  When beginning or continuing your education, it is important to know what jobs are in demand and direct your studies to fields that are marketable.

 

Healthcare
One of the fastest growing and highest paying job fields is healthcare. A study conducted by Georgetown University’s Center of Education and Workforce found that the healthcare industry is projected to create 5.6 million new jobs by 2020. The same study also found that 80% of the jobs will require post-secondary education and training. Certainly providing security, the healthcare field has a multitude of jobs, fields, and specialties – allowing you to pursue the area in which you have interest and skill.

Nursing

One of the fastest growing segments of the healthcare field is nursing.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook projects that the nursing field will grow by 26% by 2020.  Nursing made degreesthatpay.com’s list of the top 10 highest paying jobs for 2013.  With a median pay of $64,690 and lots of room for growth, nursing is a solid and secure profession.

 

Radiologic Technology

Another job in demand in the healthcare field is Radiologic Technology.  Radiologists require extensive schooling, beyond that of most specialties, but the median pay is over $200,000.  Radiologic techs require only 2 – 4 years of education, and then are able to work in the field.  Radiology is in high demand, with tech positions to increase 28% by 2020.

 

Health Services Administration

Health Services Administration is a way to be in the healthcare field without necessarily having to have contact with patients.  With a projected growth of 22% by 2020 and a median pay of $84,270, Health Services Administration is a great career choice.  Working more as a manager and administrator, you need the skills of leadership and organization.

 

Dental Hygiene

Another growing segment of the healthcare field is dental hygiene.  Dental hygienists make a median income of $68,250 and the field is expected to grow 38% by 2020. With limited higher education requirements, usually 2 years and licensing, this field allows for lower students loans and faster entrance into the workforce.

 

Computer Sciences

In a world increasingly dependent on computers and technology, it is no surprise that there is high job demand in this field.  In fact, in Forbes’ list of the top job of 2013, technology jobs held three of the positions.  Understanding the intricacies of computers, software design, and systems management provides great security – there are jobs in every city.

 

Network Systems Administrator

A Network Systems Administrator is in charge of the daily functioning of a company’s computer systems and earns a median pay of nearly $70,000.  With projected growth of 28% by 2020, demand for this job is on the rise.

 

Computer/Software Developer

Computer/Software Developers are creative, intelligent, and the brains behind the computer and its programs.  Earning a median salary of over $90,000 and with a projected growth of 30% by 2020, a developer is an outstanding career choice.

 

Business

There are great opportunities in the business field, with a wide array of job titles, responsibilities, and areas of focus.  It is important to direct your studies toward the segment of the business world in which you want to participate.

 

MBA

A Masters of Business Administration is hugely beneficial in the business world – increasing earnings, promotions, and job security.  Authors Davies and Cline found that an MBA graduate could expect to earn 1.4 million dollars more over the course of his or her career than a contemporary with only a Bachelor’s degree.  MBA graduates are 25% less likely to be unemployed than those with a BA/BS, making an MBA a more secure choice, as well as a higher earning one.

 

Accounting

Accounting was listed as #2 on the Forbes list of in-demand jobs for 2013.  A job that requires organization, accuracy, and math skills, accountants are an essential part of running any business.  With a median pay of $61,690 and 16% growth by 2020, accounting is a stable field that will continue to thrive.

 

Business Administration

The study of Business Administration will prepare you to be a leader in the workforce.  Focused on the theory behind managing people, projects, and large concepts, business administration is a field that creates the decision makers and power players of business.  Ability to effectively lead and motivate others is a necessary skill for any business administrator.

 

 Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice is a large field of study, which can lead to multiple career opportunities.  From police officers, detectives, parole officers, paralegals, lawyers, addiction specialists, psychologists, and more – the study of criminal justice is necessary for all of these professions.  Because of the wide array of career choices, there is a great deal of security in a Criminal Justice degree.  It also allows room to pursue your personal interests and strengths, while providing confidence that there will be a job waiting for you at the end of your studies.

 

Florida National University

Florida National University (FNU), a leader in online and campus-based education, can help you achieve your educational goals.  Providing Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degrees, as well as certificate programs, FNU has the program that will provide you with the skills needed to enter the workforce.  Offering degrees for each of the top jobs listed above, you will find success with FNU.

 

If you are interested in more information regarding Florida National University and our list of programs, please call 305-821-3333 ext. 3 or visit http://www.fnu.edu.

 

 

 

 

Resources

Center on Education and the Workforce -. (n.d.). Retrieved January 5, 2013, from

http://cew.georgetown.edu/healthcare/

 

Davies, A., & Cline, T. W. (2005). The ROI on the MBA. BizEd, 4(2), 42-45.

Retrieved from www.aacsb.edu/publications/archives/janfeb05/p42-45.pdf

 

Stevenson, AJ. (2013). The Highest Paying Jobs for 2013. Retrieved January 5, 2013,

from http://www.degreesthatpay.com

 

Top jobs for 2013. (2013). Retrieved January 5th, 2013 from http://www.forbes.com

 

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook,

2012-13 Edition, Registered Nurses, 
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm (visited January 04, 2013).

 

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook,

2012-13 Edition, Radiologic Technologists, 
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/radiologic-technologists.htm (visited January 04, 2013).

 

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook,

2012-13 Edition, Medical and Health Services Managers, 
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm (visited January 04, 2013).

 

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook,

2012-13 Edition, Dental Hygienists, 
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-hygienists.htm (visited January 04, 2013).

 

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook,

2012-13 Edition, Network and Computer Systems Administrators, 
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/network-and-computer-systems-administrators.htm (visited January 04, 2013).

 

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook,

2012-13 Edition, Software Developers, 
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/software-developers.htm (visited January 04, 2013).

 

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook,

2012-13 Edition, Accountants and Auditors, 
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm (visited January 04, 2013).

 

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