Over the next few weeks, we’ll discuss how to find a job that's right for you and how to find a new job, including jobs where you can travel and jobs with flexible hours.
Remember that the first place to start is with the MAPP career test and a career package so you can see which jobs are right for you. As soon as you complete the test, you can see the list of jobs (about 900 all told), sorted in the order according to your unique test results. Take $10 any package with the code "MyCareer."
|Healthcare aide is one of the fastest growing careers. But is it the right career|
for you? Find out with a career package and get $10 off (code "MyCareer").
1. Healthcare Aides
Healthcare aides made up three of the top twelve spots on the list of the fastest growing careers, including the top two spots, which went to personal care aides (expected to grow a whopping 70.5 percent) and home health aides (a close 69.5 percent growth).
What’s the difference between the two (besides a single percentage point)? According to Jennifer Voorlas of Caring.com, the difference is the level of medical care provided. Personal care aides typically perform duties such as bathing, grooming, dressing, appointment reminders and dental care, while home health aides perform more specialized medical tasks, such as administering medication, oversee exercise, change simple dressings, and assist with healthcare devices.
Home health aides are typically also CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistants). Combined, these two careers have a total potential for 140 percent growth rate in the coming years.
If healthcare isn’t for you, and working with your hands is, consider going into stonemasonry or brickmasonry. One of the oldest of humanity’s professions, stonemasonry is still in high demand. Traditionally, medieval stonemasons underwent extensive apprenticeships, and the same is true today. With a 60 percent growth rate, and four of the top 20 fastest growing careers involved in the field, stonemasonry is just as respected and relevant today as it was during the Renaissance.
3. Meeting, Convention and Event Planners
Totally different and unexpected, event planning is a hot, growing industry in our party-centric world. With a great median salary and a 40 percent jump in growth, event planning is a great way to turn your people skills into an exciting career. From fundraisers to weddings to food festivals to trade shows, event planners can create the perfect flawless event for their clients.
It’s a global job market and now, more than ever, fluency in a second language can make or break your job prospects. If you love languages and traveling the world, interpreters and translators are hot careers. With a 42 percent growth spurt in the past few years, this exciting world career can range from translating novels and nonfiction to political and corporate interpretation.
To figure out what exciting new career is best for you, invest 15 minutes in the MAPP career test, and then get $10 off any career package with the coupon code "MyCareer."