Depressed with the job prospects in many traditionally popular fields? With manufacturing, truck driving, and even white collar jobs stagnating or declining, many have been left scrambling for alternative. From cell phone repair to computer programming, there are a number of career paths out there that weren’t as big a deal a decade ago.
In this post, we’ll underline some positions which are poised to get hot over the next ten years.
1) Solar installers
With climate change getting worse, the urgency to get our world off fossil fuels has begun to hit a fever pitch.
Even in oil-addicted America, solar has expanded at an unprecedented pace, despite opposition from the Trump administration.
Year-over-year, expansion rates have almost doubled over the past few years, as the cost per kilowatt hour has plunged and the panels themselves have become exponentially cheaper.
What’s more, storage technologies have matured to the point where channeling excess energy into flow batteries has become a realistic possibility, thereby solving the problem of intermittency that solar suffers from.
What this means is that America needs more people to install solar panels. Classes have been started and have begun to fill up and labor shortages are common, making it a great field to get into if you are looking for job security and great pay.
2) Cyber security specialist
In recent times, the news have been filled with reports of the latest big hacking incidents. From break ins at retailers which have exposed the payment info of countless consumers to the infamous hack that leaked internal Democratic National Committee (DNC) communications to the world, malicious actors seem to be running roughshod over computer networks everywhere.
In light of these developments, the need for white hat security professionals has never been greater. If you have the ability to manipulate code to make a system do whatever you want, putting those skills to work to protect the privacy and information of people everywhere can be a ticket to a career that can give you and your family a great life.
3) Social media manager
We live much of our lives online these days. Brands and companies are not immune to this reality, as those with something good or bad to say can message them directly on Twitter or Facebook, or post reviews on third-party sites.
In order to protect the reputation of a company and to guide its marketing efforts, social media managers have emerged as a career over the past five years.
If you can speak the language of the internet, being a reliable and effective front line person for a businesses’ online presence can become a fruitful career as you move forward into the future.