Is Your Job Safe?

by Kristina on October 31, 2012 · 3 comments

Good Morning Dinks, today we are discussing our careers and our passions for what we do.

After working in personal finance for over a decade I am in the middle of making a career change.  I decided to go back to school to study journalism and pursue my dreams of being an author.  My first book is set to be finished December 31; next year I will start promoting my book as much as possible around the web and in person at local venues.

Most people, including my family and friends, are very supportive of my decision to leave the corporate world of personal finance to follow my dreams and pursue my passion for writing.  However there are also some skeptics who feel that my decision is irresponsible and a big mistake.  The world of publishing is changing and books are becoming digitally based instead of paper objects.  I personally love the smell of book stores, I could spend all day in Barnes and Noble. I don’t like reading books online because I like the flexibility to take my book wherever I want to. But maybe that is just me.

Are you thinking of making a career change? If so will your new career be your passion or will it be in an industry that is currently booming?  It’s easy to get a job in a demanding industry, but booming industries are only a trend, when the trend changes you could find yourself without a job.  If you are thinking of making a career change my advice is to find a job that you love because industries will be forever changing and trends can become outdated.

According to MSN Money here is a list of “safe” jobs:

10. Financial Advisor

9. Paralegal

8. Dental Hygienist

7. Petroleum Engineer

6. Computer/IT Analyst

5. Skilled Tradesperson

4. Registered Nurse

3. Human Resources Specialist

2. Specialized Physician

1. Pharmacist

Did you notice a trend here? Most of the jobs that are considered to be safe are in the health care field.  What does this mean? It means that if you are looking to make a career change you should chose to work in a field or industry that is always in demand because this guarantees your job security. Regardless of where you work within a specific industry, as long as that industry is always in demand so is your job.

The exact same thing can be said for a Paralegal or a Human Resources Specialist.  If you are a practicing Paralegal you can work at any firm that specializes in any particular field of law.  If you are a Human Resources Specialist you can work in the Human Resources department of any company in any industry. Whether you are a Human Resources Specialist at a law firm, at a finance company, in a hospital or at a university the basic principles of human resources practices still apply. Visit this website for more information on earning a masters in human resources management online.

What industry do you work in? If you could make a career change and work in any industry which industry would it be?

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1 eemusings November 3, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Interesting move, good luck! I’m in journalism, which is definitely in flux and shrinking.

2 Kristina November 6, 2012 at 8:11 pm

@eemusings – I really love it, they say that books are also a dying artform but I am still working on mine :-) Thanks for reading.

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