It’s almost obvious that everyone in today’s generation wants stable employment, with most emphasis on job security. However, the current economic times are rather turbulent, with changes taking place with every tick of the clock. Nevertheless, some occupations are highly in demand for their well-paying and job security privileges according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Of course, there are more than just a few high-paying career opportunities out there that most people are yet to find out about. The educational and training requirements may vary from place to place and occupation to occupation, but these career options are considered as growing really fast and stable. This being the case, here are the points you should know about the 5 growing career opportunities that pay you most.
1. Career in Audiology
According to Wikipedia’s definition, Audiologists are health practitioners that specialize in the identification diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of auditory and hearing disorders. Audiology is one of the best paying growing career opportunities in most places including the US. This is especially the case since courses in audiology haven’t been there for long in comparison to other medical and health practice courses with the first course having been offered in 1946 at the Illinois’s Northwestern University.
According to Salary Magazine, an Audiologist’s median annual salary was around $76,999 by November 2016, with an expected job rising by 36.8%.
2. Career in Health Education
A career as a Health Educator is yet another one among the most promising careers that pay well. The work of a health educator revolves around providing health education to the public, from individuals, communities, and groups of people. Health education employees basically plan, implement, and evaluate health educational interventions needed by a certain group of people, patients, and communities in order to improve their lifestyles, reduce infection rates and keep disability at bay, among other things.
According to the BLS, health educator career opportunities are expected to increase by 36.5%. In the US, the median annual salary of a health educator stood at s $59,428 by the end of November 2016.
3. Physical Therapy Assistant
This one is among the fastest-growing career opportunities in the US. The work of this healthcare personnel involves helping medical practitioners and physical therapists in treating patients with physical disabilities, disorders, and physical injuries. They also assist patients with mobility challenges, painful joints, and such other physical health needs recuperate or maneuver through treatment.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 30K new physical therapy assistant jobs (about 45.7%) are expected to unveil by 2020 in the US. The occupation pays a median annual salary of $51,000 in the US. In most states in the US, an associate’s degree, as well as an accredited PT assistant program, is required for one to become a licensed/certified PT assistant.
4. Market Research Manager/ Analyst
Market Research is another highly promising, yet well-paying career field in the employment sector today. As a matter of fact, you can work from the office or from home as a market analyst or market research manager, depending on the company you work for. The job involves conditioning research about products or services in the market and developing ways to improve their performance, mostly through improving the loyalty of customers in the products and the brand or company.
According to Payscale, the median annual salary for a Market Research Manager is $76,687 in the US.
5. Career in Language Translation
Last but not least, the field of language translation is a gradually growing career opportunity that happens to be paying handsomely, even for employees working in other fields within an organization.
German Translation: German is a good choice of foreign language to use as an example, especially since it is highly regarded by most international employers in addition to other languages such as French and Italian. Learning German has many benefits. One of those reasons is that you get the opportunity to earn more if you can translate German.
Additionally, German-speaking skilled workers tend to get their travel visas more easily as compared to those that don’t understand the language, maybe because many sources consider it the language of the future.
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