As the new era dawns on 21st century, jobs change. The roles people played during the industrial and post-industrial eras have also changed. We are now entering into the advanced era of information technology. Given this, here are 10 jobs in increasing demand.
With Baby Boomers now on the verge of retirement, there is a larger need for nurses to take care of them. The shortage of nurses is also not helped by the increasing population in developed and developing countries.
Personal Support Workers are an integral part of the extended care team. They support the doctors, nurses and other medical professionals in their daily duties. Furthermore they assist with the personal care needs of the elderly, the chronically ill and people with physical disabilities in long-term care units and facilities and in select ambulatory care settings.
3. Doctors in Third World Countries/War Torn Areas:
Doctors without Borders allow doctors to work in developing and third world countries. The organization tries to ensure that humanitarian assistance is possible whenever and wherever.
On a different note, there is a brain drain inside many third world countries like Zimbabwe. Many doctors move to European countries, like Britain, decreasing the amount of doctors on per capita basis.
4. Computer Programmers:
Technology is changing and so is the way we think and do things. For example, within recent years, focus has shifted from Adobe Flash to HTML5. HTML5 is dominating the world of information technology. This comes after Apple and Google endorsed the language.
5. Early Childhood Educators (E.C.E.s)
In Canada, especially Ontario, schools are transforming to the Full Day model. Before Full Day Kindergarten classrooms were implemented, there were alternative day programs and am/pm programs with only 1 kindergarten teacher. Full day programs will include E.C.Es, giving them a boost in publically funded jobs.
6. Post-Secondary Instructors:
Post-Secondary teaching jobs have grown in 2011 by 13%. Wanted Technologies reports that 30,000 new online job requests were made within 90 days between June and September.
7. Specialized front-line workers:
Factory work has changed with technologies and newer technological trends. Previous employees would be replaced with newer ones who are more specialized in the front line work.
8. Specialized Doctors:
Doctors are in demand, especially those who are specialists. Liver, heart and other specialists are needed around the world to improve research and to assist with the growing health problems we face.
9. Tourism & Hospitality:
Tourism is important in countries with large amounts of visitors. Workers are being hired everyday to meet those needs, whether working in hotels, restaurants or major attractions.
10. Work from Home/Commissioned Jobs:
These jobs are mostly scams. They keep flooding different job search engines and job search websites like Craigslist and Monster. Not many companies are willing to pay hourly as no sales are being made.