There are many different reasons for choosing a career path.
While many idolize the prospect of pursuing a passion project the reality is, for many, that careers are chosen for much more practical reasons. Of course, preference and enjoyment come under consideration but they are rarely the dictating factor.
In fact, when choosing a profession the following criteria usually carry the greatest weight when deciding on what route to take; employment prospects, skill set, long-term security, remuneration, benefits, and potential for career growth.
If that sounds like you then the following careers will tick all of those boxes, and hopefully be a source of pride and enjoyment also.
1. A Lawyer
A lawyer is a career path that has stood the test of time. Dating back hundreds of years, lawyers have always enjoyed respect, wealth, and a challenging job role.
What is more, the world will always need good lawyers. The great thing about a career in law is that it can be so varied and you can pursue a career in a field that suits you.
If you thrive on the energy and quick thinking of litigation then working in a personal injury firm might be for you. Alternatively, a keen sense of justice may see you working as a criminal defense lawyer.
Or, if you are technically minded and want to ensure your place in the legal future then consider breaking into the ever-evolving world of online and digitals rules and regulations.
2. Information Systems Manager
Information systems managers (IS managers) are responsible for designing and managing the information systems within an organization. This role is particularly suited to people who enjoy working with technology and possess the technical know-how to do so.
IS managers will be responsible for ensuring a company’s IS systems are up-to-date and in good working order. They may also be responsible for overseeing the cyber security of the company also.
In the ever-changing world of digital technology and the way people work, IS managers will also need to be familiar with cloud-based systems. To diversify and truly future-proof your IS career branch out into Cloud management and maintenance.
The demand for a good IS managers and cloud technicians is only set to grow and grow at a rapid rate. Pursuing a career in IS will give you the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of employers for many years to come.
No matter how technologically advanced the world becomes there will always be a need for in-person healthcare.
Healthcare may look different in twenty years’ time and there may be a greater reliance on technology (this is where those all-important IS managers come in) but good nurses, doctors, dentists, physical therapists, and health care assistants will always have a role to play.
What is more, the role of the professional carer is set to grow exponentially in years to come as populations age and medical care advances. As is the potential remuneration.
So if you have a passion for helping people and want a financially and mentally rewarding career then healthcare could be a great option for you.