A look at the best careers to get in to beyond 2022


Zoe Harris, staff writer

The world as we know it is constantly changing and developing. One thing that stands out is the differences in the workforce as time goes by.

It is predicted that by 2027, 60% of the workforce will consist of freelance professionals. The workforce is changing in large, noticeable ways. One way to get ahead of the competition is to learn about what careers will be in demand by the time you enter the workforce.

One of the fastest growing occupations by wage is registered nursing. The field has seen an 8.39% increase in pay and is predicted to have 255,047 jobs added by 2023. Nursing is an admirable career and an accessible occupation for many. The characteristics of a good nurse are being caring, empathetic, and an effective communicator.

Another fast growing industry is software development. The best-paid 25% of software developers made $140,470 in 2020. Computers are a vital part of our everyday lives so people with the skills needed to work with them are important. If you have a creative mind and a special interest in the way things work, this industry may be for you.

Accounting is another career that is experiencing an increase in pay and relevance. Accountants help people solve their financial problems and achieve their goals. It is a rewarding career best fit for those who are detail-oriented and have a strong work ethic.

Finally, another job that is in demand and will continue on this path is being a home health aide. It is a very accessible job as there is no requirement for postsecondary education. As with registered nurses, good home health aides are patient and empathetic. Overall, joining the workforce can be frightening and uncertain. Planning things out and staying aware can be a fantastic tool.