With the economy shaky at times, it is essential to educate yourself on the career fields that are the most in demand. College students can make a wise choice in what major to study for quick employment after graduation, and people who have lost their jobs should know what fields are hiring. The health care and computer fields are growing because of the population demographics and the need to be as technologically efficient as possible to save time and money and to stay competitive in today’s market.
Physician assistants help doctors with patients. They are popular because of the expanding medical industry and the rise in the elderly population. The starting salary for a P.A. is about £44,850. A candidate needs to have a bachelor’s degree as well as a two-year physician assistant program certificate.
Physical therapists provide physical rehabilitation to people who have suffered from injury or disease such as a stroke. This career is growing because of the rapidly increasing ageing population. The starting salary for a physical therapist is about £39,000. A candidate needs to have a bachelor’s degree in a physical therapist program as well as a state license.
Occupational therapists assist those with handicaps (physical and mental) and teach them to do daily tasks such as dressing and bathing. As the population continues to age, these therapists will become more in demand. The average salary for occupational therapists is about £35,100. A candidate needs to have a master’s degree for this job.
Medical scientists perform biomedical studies and research. This type of research is constantly evolving, and qualified scientists are always needed. The average salary for medical scientists is about £39,650. A candidate needs to have a Ph.D. in biological science.
Network Systems and Data Communications Analyst
Network systems and data communications analysts put together networks such as data systems, e-mail and voicemail for companies to increase communication and speed productivity due to increased access to data. The average salary for network systems and data communications analysts is about £39,000. A candidate needs to have a bachelor's degree in the field of computers with certifications as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and Cisco Certified Network Professional.
Computer Software Applications Engineer
Computer software applications engineers put together PC software applications for consumers and businesses to keep companies efficient in a competitive market. The average salary for computer software applications engineers is about £51,350. A candidate needs to have a bachelor’s degree in computers or software engineering.
Computer Software Engineer
Computer software engineers install a business’s main operating system for software programs. The average salary for computer software engineer about £49,400. A candidate needs to have a bachelor’s degree in computers or software engineering.
Network and Computer Systems Administrator
Network and computer systems administrators operate a network’s help desk. This position is being added to companies more and more. The average salary for network and computer systems administrators is about £26,000. A candidate needs to have a bachelor's degree, but it can be in any field.
Database administrators ensure that information is being delivered efficiently to company networks by overseeing database’s security and set-up processes. The average salary for database administrators is about £39,000. A candidate needs to have a master’s degree in management information systems.
College instructors educate students in a variety of academic and vocational classes. This a growing job area because more and more people are going to college or going back to college. The average salary for college instructors is about £33,150. A candidate generally needs to have a Ph.D. to teach at the college level.