Job Seekers' Bulletin – Know the Market

Career options.

Aug 28, 2018


Today's employment market offers several career options from which to choose if you are entering the workforce for the first time, or want to switch careers.  Your selection may depend on several factors: Field of study and education, salary and benefits, the best work/life balance, or lifelong passion.

The job market is continually evolving. Making sound career choices requires due diligence. Conduct research to learn real-time facts about a profession before you select the best option for you.

  • Speak to professionals in your field/s of interest.
  • Choose the industry(s) that appeals to you most and shadow an employee in that field.  learn real-time facts about the profession.
  • Seek valid information from reputable sources.

Here’s a bird’s-eye view of the 2018 Top Jobs report from U.S. News & World Report, a publisher of a variety of up-to-date news, consumer advice, opinion, analyses, and rankings since 1933.

Chart below lists the top three choices in each of seven job categories.

Category

Rank

Position

Median Salary

 Projected Job  Growth

 Projected New  Positions

Overall Best

1

Software Developer

100K

 30.00%

 253,400

 

2

Dentist

154K

 17.50%

 23,200

 

3

Physician Assistant

101K

36.00%

 40,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Paying

1

Anesthesiologist

208K

 18.00%

 5,900

 

2

Surgeon

187K

 17.00%

 9,100

 

3

Obstetrician & Gynecologist

208K

 18.00%

 3,900

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best STEM

1

Software Developer

100K

 30.00%

 253,400

 

2

Statitician

81K

 33.00%

 12,400

 

3

Actuary

101K

 22.00%

  5,300

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Healthcare

1

Dentist

154K

 17.50%

 253,300

 

2

Physician's Assistant

101K

 36.00%

 40,000

 

3

Nurse Practitioner

101K

 36.00%

 56,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Technology

1

Software Developer

100K

 

 253,400

 

2

Information Security Analyst

93K

 28.00%

 28,400

 

3

IT manager

136K

 12.00%

 48,800

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Business Jobs

1

Statistician

81K

 33.00%

12,400

 

2

Actuary

101K

 22.00%

 5,300

 

3

Mathematician

106K

 29.00%

 900

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Social Services jobs

1

Lawyer

118K

 9.00%

 74,800

 

2

School Psychologist

73K

 14.00%

 20,900

 

3

Patrol Officer

60K

 7.00%

 47,800

 

Beginning a new career is exciting, especially with the influx of new trends and technologies. If you know the area you want to enter, check out the facts on how this position will fare in the future. Preparation is key.

Consider Lofton Services for all your job search needs. We have ongoing relationships with some of the finest companies in the Gulf South. People with all types of interests and skills come to Lofton to find satisfying work. Whether you are looking for a temporary or full-time position, Lofton can find you the right assignment based on your skills and experience. Contact us today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


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