It can be daunting trying to figure out what you want to spend the rest of your life doing. Your job is what you spend the majority of your waking hours doing, so it makes sense you want it to be a good fit. You also want it to be sustainable and secure. You know what kind of person you need to be to succeed, but with so many options available you might not know what career would be the best fit for you. Below are some secure fields you could consider working in, that also offer competitive earning potential.
This may sound like an abstract option, but safety is part of every single sector, and so that means there are jobs available in every single sector. The diversity of work can also help to keep things interesting, great for if you are someone who likes to be kept on their toes. You can even gain industry-specific qualifications, like a master of public safety that will help to progress your career further. And with much of the work involved in this field being a legal requirement, it means that it’s practically recession-proof.
PR and advertising
If you’re a creative individual, this could be for you. All companies need PR and advertising consultants, and many have entire teams dedicated to this one purpose. The potential income is huge, so long as you can do the networking and can deliver above and beyond a client’s needs. It’s long hours though, and not the kind of job you can leave at the office. But if you are adaptable and quick-thinking, there will always be work available, and sometimes the work will even be queuing up for you.
We’re constantly being told that the STEM subjects are in a shortage, and none more so than engineering. Whether you choose to specialize in electrical, electronic (yes, there is a subtle difference), mechanical, aeronautical, or any of the other myriad subgenres; you are bound to find work and plenty of it. Qualified engineers are needed in almost every part of our lives. From the assembly of products in the factory (even Ferrari’s need putting together) to the maintenance and repair, once they’ve been purchased by the consumer; there’s a job available for every niche and skillset.
This one is starting to be overlooked less in schools, but it’s a huge market and there is a lot of money available in this industry. If you can program in any of the vast numbers of languages used by the computing sector, you will be guaranteed a job and one that pays well. You could teach yourself, or you take industry-recognised qualifications. Whichever way you to choose to do it, once you’ve got a few jobs under your belt there will be no shortage of the amount of work available. Popular coding languages are Python, C#, C+, and Java. But the list is practically endless, and the more you are proficient in, the greater the demand for your skills. Many freelance programmers can earn hundreds per day, and there is always work available.
Hopefully, this article has given you a little bit more information on some career choices you may not have considered. Try doing a little bit of digging on the sectors mentioned to see if they could be the right fit for you.