Feeling burned out in your job? Considering a career change but you’re not sure where to start? Here are some of the top up and coming fields to consider for a career change. 

Web Developer — Median salary: $75,487 according to Glassdoor. This type of job is expected to grow by 17% over the next 8 years which means there is plenty of opportunity if you are looking into a position as a web developer. In order to do this type of work, it is probably more advantageous to develop specific skills related to the position you are looking into rather than a general education. For more about this, checkout this link with some helpful tips!

Dental Hygienist — Median salary: $74,432. Our favorite industry, we work with a lot of dental clients and get to see firsthand their level of satisfaction — not just in their job, but in life. The dental field has consistently been reported as having an above-average job satisfaction score. Hygienists typically have an associate degree and the need for this position is expected to grow by 20% by 2027.

Career Coach — Median salary: $43,438. If you have a lot of knowledge in a particular field, perhaps look into becoming a career coach for newbies entering the field! The pay might not be as high as some of the other positions listed, but you can be your own boss, make your own hours and work from home. This can be a good option for retirees who do not want to completely leave their field.

Software / App Developer – Median salary: $104,860. Technology’s rapid rate of change means humans are being replaced in the workforce in just about every industry. What’s the best way to know your job is not replaceable? By being the creator, the innovator, the troubleshooter in the technology industry! Software developers enjoy good pay, often flexible work arrangements, and a rewarding career where they have the freedom to be creative while also tapping into their technical side exercising both left and right brain power.

If you think you might have trouble finding a position as a Software Developer, think again. This job is projected to experience 30% growth over the next 8 years. 

Nurse Practitioner – Median salary: $103,947. If the healthcare industry has always interested you, you might consider a nurse practitioner. As the Baby Boomers reach later stages in life, Nurse Practitioners are in high demand and will only become more so. According to Kiplinger, the job growth is projected to be 35% over the next 8 years.

BYOB – Be your own boss means finding a field that interests you and determining ways to make a living doing it. Easier said than done. Contractor / short-term jobs are trending up. The focus if you have a passion or a hobby that you think could become profitable is to develop the skillset and experience and look for mentors who are doing the same thing or something similar. Reduce the learning curve and learn from the mistakes of others gone before you!

A career change doesn’t happen without a lot of planning and preparation. If you are considering a career change, start by exploring industries that interest you, consider what it will take for you to get there, then network, network, network!

Sources:

https://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/business/T012-S001-12-best-jobs-if-you-want-to-be-your-own-boss/index.html https://work.chron.com/dentists-high-job-satisfaction-24850https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/finding-a-job/best-self-employed-jobshttps://money.usnews.com/money/careers/slideshows/the-25-best-jobs?slide=24 https://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/business/T012-S001-best-jobs-for-the-future-2018/index.html