The New Year Is Approaching
With 2021 almost over and the New Year fast approaching, there is no better time to start planning for the New Year. Especially if you are thinking about changing careers in 2022. It’s difficult trying to understand industry trends and how they relate to the job market. So I will help you out! I’ve consulted with “friends in the know” about key trends over the last 24 months. And more importantly how this influences the job market moving forward. If you’re looking for the best paying, in-demand jobs in 2022, then look no further. I’ve got you covered.
I recently read a post that talked about the importance of changing jobs every 3-5 years. And how beneficial this was for increasing job satisfaction and improving skills. And while this may be true, not knowing which jobs or industries to go into based on demand is a real barrier. Not to mention how you go about securing a job in new industries.
But lucky for you, I’ve written a blog post about what you need to do to secure a job in any industry. So make sure to check out my blog about the 5 best interviewing practices. Also if you need help to brush up on your interviewing skills, check out the coaching tab. Or reach out to me for some one-to-one career coaching, I would love to help you secure your next big role.
Without further ado, let’s check out the 10 highest paying and most in-demand jobs for 2022. And what is required to secure these jobs?
A statistician is all about the numbers. From analyzing data and creating statistical models. To solving real-world problems and predicting outcomes for a company. And as the world becomes more digitized the need for Statisticians increases. In fact, I predict that there will be very few industries that will not require help with analysing numbers and data. And more importantly, drawing meaning from them. The need for statisticians will be in demand for a very long time. Therefore this is a great career to get into.
You will need a master’s degree in maths to qualify as a Statistician. If you can transform figures into solutions, this could be the profession for you.
Qualification: Masters in Mathematics
Median Salary: $70,000 or £50,000
Growth Rate: 32%
Who doesn’t love animals? During the pandemic, the UK saw pet adoption rates sore with more families buying pets. But, there is currently a shortage of veterinary care in most countries around the world. So why not bridge a much-needed gap by becoming a qualified vet.
This is undoubtedly a profession that will continue to rise in demand as the number of pet owners increases. Not only are pet owners increasing, but so are the prices owners are willing to pay for good pet care. You need to have a doctoral degree in veterinary medicine and a license if you are interested in this profession.
Qualification: Doctoral Degree in Veterinary Medicine
Median Salary: $90,000 or £70,00
Growth Rate: 17%
3. Technical Writer/Copy Editor
This is a really interesting position for people with or without a bachelor’s degree. Whether working as a technical writer, freelancing as a copy editor or ghostwriting for other people, the possibilities are endless. If you are someone who can turn complex information into simple words. While adding professionalism and creativity, then this job could be for you.
You may need to have a bachelor’s degree, or a portfolio evidencing your work. Although it’s not the highest paying job to start off with. It is an industry that you can climb quickly and one that continues to rise in demand. And once you’ve built your portfolio, it’s a profession that can pay very well while giving you a great deal of flexibility.
Qualification: Bachelors in English Major and/or portfolio
Median Salary: $65,000 or £40,000
Growth Rate: 9%
4. Business Development Manager
If you have good communication, negotiation skills and business acumen. As well as experience managing projects along with analyzing and solving problems. Then you could consider becoming a business development manager.
Business development managers are responsible for driving growth within a company. They develop a network of contacts to attract new clients. As well as researching new market opportunities and overseeing projects. They are also responsible for making sales projections and forecasting revenue.
Qualification: Bachelor’s degree in business development and management sciences
Median Salary: $120,000 or £70,000
Growth Rate: 21%
5. Occupational Therapist
Does being patient come easily to you? Do you enjoy working with people? Are you skilled in helping people set goals, solve problems and live better? If you’ve answered yes, then you may want to consider working as an occupational therapist. As the world around us continues to change, this is a role that is rising in demand. People will always need access to good healthcare! An occupational therapist helps people live better after disease, injury, or disability. They do this by helping people improve the skills needed to accomplish everyday tasks. You will need a master’s degree in occupational therapy and a license. But we think it’s worth it as this is a profession that will be around for a while.
Qualification: Master’s degree in occupational therapy
Median Salary: $70,000 or £37,000
Growth Rate: 21%
6. Web Developer
A web developer is involved in forming, designing, and maintaining websites. A web developer is responsible for making websites user-friendly. If you have a creative mind and a keen interest in IT and coding then this could be the profession for you.
To be a web developer, you need to be passionate about the field and have a high level of computer/coding literacy. There are a number of courses you can enrol in to help you develop your skills. Once you have the required skill set, create a portfolio demonstrating your work and start applying for jobs.
Qualification: High skill-set and portfolio
Median Salary: $65,000 or £52,000
Growth Rate: 15%
7. Professional Coach
Professional coaches are in demand! Because who can achieve success alone? Coaching is a process aimed at helping and guiding individuals to meet personal and professional goals.
A coach will usually help you to gain self-awareness, clarify goals and achieve development objectives. The job of a coach is to unlock potential while creating a safe space for clients to explore and achieve.
Qualification: A accreditation in coaching
Median Salary: $80-$250 per hour or £60 -£120 per hour
Growth Rate: 26%
8. Digital Marketer
Digital marketing is an emerging and growing field. And one that will be in demand for a long time. A digital marketer is responsible for using digital channels to generate leads and build brand awareness. The main difference between digital marketing and traditional marketing is that digital marketing focuses on digital media. Such as Facebook and other social media or websites. While there is no compulsory qualification needed to work in digital marketing. Enrolling in a reputable course and building a portfolio of work will definitely help. Or you could get a degree in marketing.
Qualification: Degree in marketing
Median Salary: $70,000 or £38,000
Growth Rate: 10%
Ideal Age Group: 25-40
9. Engineering Manager
Engineering managers are responsible for hiring and managing a team of engineers for companies. Almost every technical role will require an engineering manager. As well as ensuring essential projects and engineering duties are carried out. Engineering managers are responsible for solving problems. If you are someone who loves to solve problems and think strategically this could be a profession for you.
To become an engineering manager, you need a degree in engineering and management sciences.
Qualification: Engineering degree
Median Salary: $120,000 or £65,000
Growth Rate: 5%
10. Financial Advisor
A financial advisor is someone qualified to advise people on how to save, invest and manage their money. A financial advisor will research the market, recommend products and services as part of the service they offer.
A Financial Advisor is one of the highest paying and in-demand jobs currently. As more and more people become aware of the importance of money management. A master’s degree in finance, accounting or business management may improve your chances of being hired. However many employers are also considering candidates with personal qualities as well.
Qualification: Master’s degree in finance, accounting or business management sciences
Median Salary: $90,000 or £70,000
Growth Rate: 16%
Choosing the right profession is not an easy decision. But gone are the days when you choose a career and stick with it for the next 40 years. Having a varied work history can make it easier to apply to a range of employers. As well as giving you a more enriched career. I am hopeful that the above list of high paying and in-demand jobs will give you food for thought. Especially if you are thinking about changing careers in the New Year.
If reading this has made you realise you need some help to prepare for an upcoming interview. Or even some career coaching to help you to navigate your next career move. Then head on over to our coaching tab and get in touch. I would love to hear from you and help you on your road to success.
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