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10 Hot Careers [Infographic]

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When searching for a career, do you think about the type of job security it offers? Is everyone at this job replaceable? Is the turnover rate for the position higher than average? You will probably hold many jobs in your lifetime. Some will be invaluable and offer you a long-term position in which you may be almost irreplaceable. The majority of jobs you hold, however, could probably have you replaced in a heartbeat.

Just because you went to college does not mean you will get a job doing what you studied, unless you progress further with your education. When going to college and figuring out what you want to do with your life, understand that a college degree will help you get there, but does not guarantee you will do what you want and do what you love. Along the way, you may even decide you want to do something else with your life or fall into a job that you will love.

There are some jobs that are currently trending and hold a promising future for people who are entering the field. Such jobs are in the fields of mental health, finance, dental, technology, and health care. These jobs may be worth the investment and guarantee job security. Other jobs, however, should be avoided at all costs and may not hold a promising future.

This infographic looks at 10 hot careers that you should be getting into and other careers that you should avoid at all costs.


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10 Hot Careers

Let me guess: You’re 18, graduated, and stressing about what major to choose when you ship off to college in the all. You’d like to do something that interest you, but talk of the stagnant job market is intimidating. Sound familiar? Well, we have just the ticket: a list of the hottest jobs currently on the rise. You never would have guessed database administration could sound so awesome.

Bonus: we also included a few jobs to avoid at all costs.

Want to help others?

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR

Mental health counselors help people with difficult life issues such as depression and trauma.

Median Pay: $37,840
Projected Growth: 2010 - 2016
30% increase

Have a passion for Justice?

FORENSIC SCIENCE TECHNICIAN

Forensic science technicians help solve crimes by collecting evidence and analyzing it in a lab.

Median Pay: $48,150
Projected Growth: 2010 - 2016
31% increase

Like Working With Numbers?

FINANCIAL ANALYST

Financial analyst aid businesses and organizations in making smart investment decisions.

Median Pay: $77,280
Projected Growth: 2010 - 2016
34% increase

Thrive in a support role?

DENTAL HYGIENIST

Dental hygienists assist dentists by cleaning patients’ teeth and instructing them on proper oral hygiene.

Median Pay: $62,430
Projected Growth: 2010 - 2016
30% increase

Love Creating Beauty?

SKIN CARE SPECIALIST

Skin care specialists work in spas and medical facilities and provide skincare treatments to improve clients’ physical appearance.

Median Pay: $29,550
Project Growth: 2010 - 2016
34% increase

See problems and solve them?

COMPUTER SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Computer software engineers combine design and mathematical skills to create the programs that make computers work.

Median Pay: $87,250
Projected Growth: 2010 - 2016
28% increase

Need to stay organized?

DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR

Database administrators identify user needs in their organization and set up ways to organize data.

Median Pay: $67,460
Projected Growth: 2010 - 2016
29% increase

Love to work with animals?

VETERINARIAN

Veterinarians spot diseases and disorders in animals and then prescribe and administer treatment.

Median Pay: $81,490
Projected Growth: 2010 - 2016
28% increase

Have a Creative Side?

PERFORMANCE MAKEUP ARTIST

Theatrical and performance makeup artists enhance the appearance of actor and anyone else who needs to look good in front of a camera or audience.

Median Pay: $36,730
Projected Growth: 2010 - 2016
40% increase

Want to give a helping hand?

PERSONAL AND HOME CARE AIDE

Personal and home care aides assist those who are unable to care for themselves, but within the comfort of the patients’ own home.

Median Pay: $18,180
Projected Growth: 2010 - 2016
51% increase

Jobs on the Way Out

These jobs still exist in large numbs, but a high school senior might want to think twice about going down on elf these career paths.

POSTAL SERVICE MAIL SORTER

Mail is increasingly sorted by automated processes, meaning that the need for old-fashioned human mail sorters is expected to decline 30% by 2018.

TELEMARKETER

You can expect those annoying dinnertime phone calls to decline, but it doesn’t come without a price: 15% of telemarketers will be losing their jobs in the next 7 years.

PHOTO PROCESSOR

For anyone who remembers picking up photo prints from the drug store as a kid, that may only be a memory soon. With the rise of digital photography, by 2018 photo processing is predicted to dive another 24%.

CARPENTER

The profession of Jesus may be dying out in America: due to prefabricated furniture from stores like Target and Ikea, carpentry dropped 17% between 2004 and 2009.

RECORD STORE OWNER

Those endowed with superior musical taste and knowledge will have to take it to the Internet: by 2016, physical record stores are projected to decline by 39.7%.

EXTINCT JOBS

These jobs—for the most part—are long gone. You may have never even heard of some of them.

LECTOR

Before iPods and even radios, workers would have a lector era the newspaper aloud.

ELEVATOR OPERATOR

Even after the invention of push-button elevators, they weren’t able to stop at each floor on their own. Elevator operators helped direct traffic in busy buildings.

ICEMAN

Before the days of electric refrigerators, food had to be kept cold with plain old ice. Icemen would deliver blocks of ice, sometimes as big as 100 lbs, to homes and restaurants.

LAMP LIGHTER

Before streetlights used bulbs, lamplighters would spend a lot of time going up and down ladders. They were often expected to light 200-300 street lamps per hour.

TYPE SETTER

Creating a document wasn’t always as easy as opening Microsoft Word. Typesetters arranged metal letters by hand, placing them in wooden frames and preparing them for the printing presses.

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  • You will probably hold many jobs in your lifetime.
  • Some will be invaluable and offer you a long-term position in which you may be almost irreplaceable.
  • The majority of jobs you hold, however, could probably have you replaced in a heartbeat.
  • When going to college and figuring out what you want to do with your life, understand that a college degree will help you get there, but does not guarantee you will do what you want and do what you love.
  • There are some jobs that are currently trending and hold a promising future for people who are entering the field. Such jobs are in the fields of mental health, finance, dental, technology, and health care.