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In demand or in decline?

Today’s workplace needs are constantly changing. Choosing a career path can be tough as today’s in-demand jobs might be in decline a few years down the road.

Some occupations are adding to their ranks and are expected to continue growing. But job seekers need to be wary of professions that are slowly (or quickly) dying.

Each year Kiplinger, a publisher of business forecasts and personal financial advice, releases a list of best and worst jobs for the future. If you are choosing a career or a making a career change, take a look at what Kiplinger has to say. They analyzed 784 popular occupations to find out where the promising careers are.

We’ll start with the bad news first: what Kiplinger calls “10 Dying Professions That Job Hunters Should Avoid.”

  • floral designer

  • door-to-door sales

  • woodworking machine operator

  • metal and plastic molding machine operator
  • travel agent

  • sewing machine operator
  • drywall installer

  • tile setter

These fields share projections of low-to-no growth.

Kiplinger also listed best jobs for the future. Researchers looked for occupations that are projected to grow, offer above-average median salaries, and do not require extensive, specialized education. The ten best are:

  • speech-language pathologist

  • community service manager

  • computer systems analyst

  • app developer

  • registered nurse

  • information security analyst

  • health services manager

  • medical sonographer

  • physical therapist

  • nurse practitioner

Being aware of which career fields are in demand helps ensure that your job search will be successful.  At Employment Edge we pride ourselves on keeping up on current hiring trends in Sioux Falls and the surrounding area. Give us a call at 605-271-5627. We’ll be happy to discuss career options with you.

Related links:

Best Jobs for the Future

Worst Jobs for the Future



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