Cheer up - If you are looking for a job in 2017, the job market is looking solid, especially for workers in industries such as health care and business.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment in San Diego has dipped to 4.2 percent, recently reaching its lowest level since 2007. Overall job growth is expected to increase generating nearly 10 million new jobs by 2024.
Choosing an occupation is personal of course. There is no ideal way to determine the best job overall. U.S. News' 2017 Best Jobs highlight the professions with great growth potential, better work-life balance, high wages and low unemployment. So, what jobs are the stars on this generally bright employment horizon?
Health Care. Of this year's best jobs, about half fall in Health Care and Health Care Support. Long-term growth in these fields is driven by an aging baby boomer population, which we spoke about last week, along with an increased demand for medical services.
And while many health jobs require advanced medical training, a large group of them do not. Health Care Support jobs, continue to be in high demand & may provide more flexibility in your life work balance, and require less training. I often look for someone to fill positions in the support aspect.
Business. Nearly one-fifth of the top jobs land in Business this year. With a bright future, a few of those jobs include:
Technology. Expect long-term growth in Technology.
Tourism. As the economy comes back to life, the travel, tourism and hospitality industries stand to benefit from increased business. Working in a hotel or resort, on a cruise ship, in an adventure sports center, or as a tour guide leading activities and historical trips, as a travel guide writer or a driver or flight attendant. The positions are endless. Here in San Diego, some of the jobs in the hospitality and tourism industry might include:
Again, a few of these careers may require a little additional education, but will be worth the time and effort for your long-term goals. And if you are looking for a position in any of these fields, make sure you check out www.manpowersandiego.com for up to date job availability.
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