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Top 7 In-Demand Jobs Today

Updated on July 27, 2014
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Are you bored of your job? Do you want to change careers and see if you’ve got what it takes to succeed in a different field? You are not alone. Thousands of people today are thinking of trying a different occupation and that’s for various reasons like money and getting ahead in life.

Changing careers is no easy thing. There are too many variables you need to consider but if you are willing to take the risk then here are the 7 in-demand jobs you can take a closer look at.

1. Graphic artist

Do you have a knack for creating great design? With the help of computers and of course a graphic design software, it is now a lot easier to be creative. There are now a lot of new entrepreneurs and their small businesses will always need someone to design their logos, letterheads, and advertising materials. You can be that guy or gal.

2. Fitness trainer

Health and fitness is a big industry these days. Think of gyms, whey proteins, exercise equipment, and weight loss apps. If you’re a health buff then you can be that person who can guide others achieve their fitness goals.

Here’s a good resource for some fitness trainer course FAQs.

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3. Skin care specialist

The beauty industry will always be in-demand because women (and men) will always want to stay as beautiful and as presentable as they can. You can enroll in skin care programs which typically last only for a few months.

4. Computer programmer

If you have a smartphone then you know how lucrative the apps business can be. In any given day there are millions of downloads of various apps, including softwares that are meant for desktop computers. You don’t have to learn all the programming languages. Just focus on the languages that are used on the platform you would like to work on. This includes video games.

5. Technical writer

More and more products are produced every single day and companies will have a need for technical writers to create their product manuals and technical descriptions. If you love to write and good in describing technical stuff, this is one job you may want to look into.

6. Web developer

The internet is an integral part of our daily lives that is why a web developer will always be in-demand. You will have to learn HTML, CSS, and PHP to get you started on this job. There are short courses and even free online tutorials to help you become a developer. You don’t have to get a degree in computer science.

7. Special Education teacher

If you love kids and you like helping especially those that have special needs, then this is one career you should consider. It is estimated that there is now a bigger need for a Special Education teacher than any other teaching positions. Aside from a teaching degree or credibility, you will also need a great deal of patience to assist your students and you must also be a great communicator.

It's never too late to give it a shot!

You're not the only one who is contemplating of changing careers right now. Whatever age you may be, whatever financial position you're in, there are many opportunities that you can consider today. Start with your local government and educational institutions to get an idea on what jobs and trainings that are being offered in your area. Then create your own new career plan based on that information.

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 3 years ago from Philippines

      Great hub. Although I am too old to start again, it's always nice to have this kind of info on hand.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      This is good information for those who are trying to decide a career path. If I had it to do over, I would have pursued a fitness trainer or computer programmer degree.