When it comes to the best careers, there is a slight change in the past and present. The conventional careers i.e. Doctor, Engineer, Teacher and Lawyers, still hold their ground but the IT sector is growing at an enormous pace. Present and future careers require computerisation as the new technology is superior to it’s conventional counterpart. For this reason Information Technology based careers are here to stay. The conventional careers are still the most pursued as they are ‘Need Based’. However, it is not necessary that the most profitable careers will be the most pursued, for example not everyone prefers to join politics or be a government contractor. People at large, are dependent on conventional professionals as they have become an essential part of their lives. Society at large requires diseases to be cured, children to be educated, construction to be done and legal hassles to deal with. At some point of time or the other and in some cases even more often, we require the services of these professionals. So whether the economy is down or up, these careers continue to remain unaffected as they are essential for the effective functioning of any authority at any level.
Health Care – Health care careers have always been the most pursued and why not?, the first and foremost reason being that these are highly paid and esteemed. A variety of health care professions are emerging while some have been established themselves as specialised one’s. Doctors and other related professionals will never run out of job as health is one thing which is going to get affected one day or the another, courtesy to sedentary lifestyles and environmental damage.
Energy – All the businesses and other activities require energy and who can imagine a life without electricity. With rising need of energy and alternate sources of energy, there is ample scope for engineers and other specialists who deal with energy. That is why this technological field is counted amongst the most profitable.
Education – Careers are themselves based on education and if you don’t have the proper qualifications you will end up unemployed or underpaid. Education empowers us in many ways and the only way to get empowered is through schools. Apart from the children, there are adults who want to pursue their left over studies or those who seek higher education. Teachers, lecturers, trainers etc. will thus be always required to educate the public.
Information Technology – Information Technology is the new ‘Buzz Word’ amongst those who are career wary. Computing at all levels is being done to produce efficiency and effectiveness. A lot of business and communication is conducted on the Internet as it is fast and convenient. People today shop sitting at their homes and organise virtual meetings using IT resources. Today Information Technology is encompassing all aspects of our lives. Its functioning and maintenance is thus essential, making the IT careers a profitable and popular one.
Pharmaceuticals – Medicines and other related products will always be used as long as doctors prescribe them. Even if one is not taking a prescribed medicine, one still takes off-the-shelf medicines. Everyday tonnes of medicines are produced and those involved in it’s manufacturing, packaging, distribution etc. will also never run out of business as once again this a need based career.
Law – Every organisation small or big have legal advisor’s to deal with various legal matters. Then there are disputes, criminal activities, offences and a host of other activities for which legal skills are required to resolve them.
Food – Food is a basic necessity for the proper functioning of the body. Recession or no recession, we need those calories to ‘Make it through the day’. We cannot ignore hunger for long and snacks have become a part of our daily lives. Food industry will also remain amongst the most profitable and pursued careers.
Accounting – There are somethings in life which cannot be avoided – death and taxes are the two most inevitable things which will catch up with you, sooner or later. And who keeps an account of these and their consequent activities, the answer is obvious. Rising costs and recession makes companies desperate for more cost saving measures and check expenses.
Government Contracting – Not everyone is aware of this career and even those who are aware find it too boring. But like it or not Government Contractors earn a lot and a single project is enough to make their years financially, easy. All the civic amenities are always needed and so is it’s maintenance. Bridges, roads, construction etc. have to be done and contracting your work out for government functions is a very secure career.
Politics – Politics is not the most popular but it is amongst the most profitable. Call it a ‘Dirty Game’ or whatever, politicians will always be around. The government is in fact run by them and even if there is recession, public officials still continue to earn good sum of money. Even after retirement, they continue to get pension.