Regardlesss of which part of the country you live in, you no doubt have felt the sting of recent economic troubles. Many companies are continuing to downsize, and many recent college graduates who thought they had promising careers in store immediately after graduation are having difficulty finding jobs. Whether or not you find yourself in one of these categories, every one of us desires a certain stability in life, especially when it comes to our jobs and income. One way to determine which careers will most likely offer that stability is by examining reports by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which are updated every year. You can read the report here. Based on the most recent report, below is a list of some of the best careers for the fure.

Health Care: Between 2010 and 2020, the need for registered nurses is expected to grow 26%, home health aides will grow 69.4%, and personal care aides will see a 70.5% increase.


Transportation: The need for truck drivers will increase 20.6% and material handlers will increase 15.4% by 2020.


Office Professionals: The occupation of office clerk will rise 16.6% and the need for customer service representatives will grow 15.5% by 2020.


Teachers: The need for more post-secondary teachers will grow 17.4% by 2020.


Food Service: Regardless of what the economy does, there will always be a need for food service, and the occupation of food prep and servers will grow 14.8% between 2010 and 2020.


Retail Sales: The need for retail salespersons is expected to grow 16.6% by 2020.


What you will notice about many of the above-mentioned careers is that they do not require anything beyond a high school diploma, as they provide most training on the job. But beyond these occupations, there are many others that are also expected to grow and see a rise in demand during the next several years. These include:


Information Technology: Computers have become a part of our everyday lives and technology is not slowing down. The ever-evolving field of technology needs individuals who can help it continue to move forward, ensure that systems run smoothly, and have the ability to fix problems quickly when they arise. In the same above-mentioned list by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, some of the fastest growing occupations for the future include computer systems software and applications engineers, computer systems analysts, and database administrators.


Finance: The past few years of the economy as well as the stock market have changed people. Individuals are no longer comfortable with managing their entire financial future and making large investment decisions on their own. That is one reason why personal financial advisor is one of the occupations expected to grow faster than others in the next ten years.


Counselors & Therapists: For those who have a strong desire to help others, becoming a counselor or therapist is an excellent way to go. There a number of fields that one can specialize in, including becoming a school counselor, rehabilitation counselor, mental health counselor, substance abuse counselor, and marriage or family therapist. The numbers vary depending on the specialty, but overall employment for counselors is expected to grow faster than average and many believe that job openings will exceed the number of graduates from counseling programs.


Health & Beauty: Regardless of what the economy does, people will always be interested in looking and feeling good. Regardless of where you live, there will always be those who are interested in the latest fashion, styles, and trends. So it is no surprise that the Bureau of Labor Statistics mentions several careers in the beauty field as some of the best choices for the future. This includes skin care specialists, manicurists and pedicurists, cosmetologists, and even make-up artists.

We hope that regardless of the career you choose, it will be one that will provide you and your family with a measure of job and financial stability and one that you will truly enjoy. Now to search for local or online colleges that offer training for the particular career that interests you, please visit our home page. You can request free information from any school directly from our site with one simple form.