5 Fastest Growing Careers to look out for in 2014

Posted Jan. 24, 2014, at 11:06 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 24, 2014, at 12:08 p.m.

Whether you’re a new college graduate or looking for a new career, it may be a challenge finding the right job for you in this current economy. By selecting the right career, you can increase your chances of obtaining a new job. Here are five of the fastest growing careers to look out for in 2014.

Physical Therapists

For those who want to work in the medical field, choosing a career as a physical therapist can be rewarding both mentally and financially. Physical therapists are responsible for helping patients improve their ability to move due to an illness or injury. They accomplish this goal by developing a treatment plan for each patient, which may include exercises, usage of equipment, and massages.

To become a physical therapist, you will first need to obtain a bachelor’s degree and then apply to a Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Most of these programs last for two to three years. After you complete the program, you will need to complete a residency program and obtain a license. Based on the job data for physical therapists, studies show that the demand will increase by 39 percent due to the aging population.

Financial Advisors

If you enjoy working with people and have a deep understanding of financial issues, then becoming a financial advisor may be the right job for you. Financial advisers work with people of all ages and provide them with financial advice regarding investing, retirement, and insurance coverage. As an entry-level financial advisor, you will gain your experience by working for a financial company.

To become a financial advisor, you will need to obtain a bachelor’s degree. You will also need to obtain licenses in order to sell insurance and investments such as stocks and/or bonds. The demand for financial advisors has increase due to several baby boomers getting closer to retirement.

Wed Developers

If you enjoy working with computer and graphics, then you may want a career as a web developer. As a web developer, you will be responsible for creating and designing websites. You will also write special codes for the website, monitor the website’s performance, and make sure it is equipped to handle a large amount of Internet traffic.

Although web developers are not required to have a 4-year degree, you must have knowledge in HTML and graphic design. Therefore, you can better your chances of employment by obtaining a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a similar degree. Since technology is also always changing, there is a demand for new web developers in this industry.

Language Translators

If you’re bilingual and can writing in a different language, a career as a language translator may be ideal for you. Translators are responsible for converting one language to another language in writing. They must be familiar with the language of the culture and make sure that the written materials are translated correctly.

A bachelor’s degree is not always required to become a translator especially if you are a native of the language. However, most companies do require their employees to have specialized training in this field. As companies continue to expand into different parts of the world doing business, there will continue to be a great demand for language translators.

Market Research Analysts

If you enjoy studying consumers and developing plans, you may want to enter into the field of market research as an analyst. Market research analysts are responsible for helping companies find out who their customers are for their products or services in order to develop marketing plans to attract those customers. They use statistical methods such as data and surveys to create reports and graphs of their findings.

You will need a bachelor’s degree in market research, business administration, or a related field for this position. You can also obtain a certification as a professional researcher after you obtain some work experience. The demand for this position is expected to grow by 41 percent.

With the right education and resume, you can land the job of your dreams by applying for a job in one of these fast growing careers.

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