During the course of the average person’s lifetime, he may change career fields between 3 and 5 times. Individuals seek a change in profession for many reasons. Perhaps in your own career the prospects for growth or the wages are poor. Maybe you chose to stay home with your children while they were young, and now you want to return to work to bring in more money. Many people over the age of 50 are trying to return to work or are tired of working in their current field. Regardless of the cause, fulfilling careers with good wages are becoming increasingly available.
For ambitious career-minded young people, the job outlook is great. Product and brand management is a hot new career. With this job you will have to utilize your business skills as well as your creativity, since you will have control over the development, management, and marketing of an assigned product line. On average, your income would be about $90,100 per year. This position requires a bachelor’s degree as well as four years of relevant experience. Brand Managers normally begin their careers by obtaining experience as Marketing Analysts, Assistant Brand Managers, or Sales Representatives.
Other excellent professions for young people trying to change fields include IT Generalists, Property Managers, Public Accountants, and Staff Nurses. Nurses can earn about $60,000 annually with an associate degree if they are certified. In the field of real estate management, salaries run from the mid 50’s to $80,000. For this profession, candidates should have a bachelor’s degree as well as relevant work background. With a bachelor’s degree in accounting and 2 to 4 years of experience in a related field, it is possible to become a Public Accountant earning an average of $50,000 annually. As an IT generalist, you’ll have a launch pad for a high tech career. Average earnings are slightly under $48,000 with the main requirement being a bachelor degree.
Lucrative careers exits in sales/wholesale manufacturing, truck driving, or maintenance and repair work for those with limited educational credentials. Many people who lack a formal education can take advantage of on-the-job training and work experience in their field to qualify for well-paying supervisory/managerial positions or to become police officers, carpenters, firefighters, electricians, claims adjusters, or heating/cooling installers. Positions as Elementary school teachers, accountants/auditors, computer software engineers, network systems administrators, personal financial advisers, database administrators, and civil engineers are among those with bachelor’s degrees who will find the greatest numbers of new job vacancies. There’s bound to be a job position you’ll love with all the options available now. Instead of being in a rush, relax and enjoy the journey on your job search.