Soaring Professions: 5 Career Fields That Have Secure Futures

The U.S. unemployment rate has been gradually declining, but good jobs are hard to come by for millions of Americans. When business setbacks occur, companies usually try to slash the payroll first, even if it means losing experienced workers. Skilled positions require higher education, but also typically pay higher wages. It’s important to establish your career path early and get the training you need. Here are some dependable careers that are in demand now.

1. Teacher

You’ve probably heard there’s a crisis in teaching. Stricter guidelines, demands for higher test scores, and under-funded facilities are only making things more difficult for those educating children. But if helping young people learn and grow is more important to you than politics, you should easily find a rewarding, life-long career with a master’s degree and a state teaching license.

2. Accountant

Establishing and keeping to a budget is never as simple as it sounds. Every business, organization, and many private individuals need an accountant to balance the books, meet legal requirements, and determine profit-and-loss returns. If you like numbers and finance, and can earn [Continue reading]

Today’s Most In-Demand Medical Jobs

One of the professional fields that continue to hire personnel at consistently high rates, despite economic downturns, is the medical profession. It is projected that by 2018, the opportunities for healthcare jobs will multiply by over 3 million. Experts in healthcare will more than ever be in-demand has the Generation X become parents in the age of baby boomers. In this article, discover which the most popular fields are, what qualifications are required, and who hires the much-required experts needed in the medical industry.

Paramedic and EMT

In-Demand Medical JobsExpected to handle many of stressful situations in many different settings such as emergency evacuations using ambulances and helicopters, EMT & paramedics are dependable for their rapid response and reaction times. The field hardly shows employment slumps because the personnel are always the first to appear on an emergency scene. It is projected that for the next eight years, the employment for EMT & paramedics will exceed average growth.

Registered Nurse

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August Unemployment Numbers

Employment Bubbles

The U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the August unemployment numbers today. The BLS Commissioner says: "Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 156,000 in August, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.4 percent. Job gains … [Continue reading]

4 Ways Small Businesses Are Changing Ancient POS Trends

POS System

As a business owner, it is important that you set up convenient payment options for your customers to use when buying your products or services. An inconvenient, stressful or untrustworthy payment process can result in lost sales and the likelihood … [Continue reading]

How to Stop Burnout and Build Momentum in Your Career

avoid burnout

Job got you down? Feeling Burned out? Consider the following steps to maximize your potential and re-energize your career and life. Try Different Strategies If you have been doing your job the same way for a long time, there is a good chance you … [Continue reading]

Worldwide Unemployment Rates

OECD Unemployment

On Friday August 11th the OECD published the Unemployment rates of its member countries. They call it the "Harmonised Unemployment Rate" meaning that they may adjust the rate depending on how the individual countries calculate it so they are … [Continue reading]

1 Million Fewer Jobs but BLS Says 209 K More

U-3 Unemployment The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their employment and unemployment numbers for July on Friday August 4th.  The Seasonally adjusted U-3 unemployment rate was down from 4.4% in June to 4.3% in July. Unadjusted U-3 … [Continue reading]

Comparing Bureau of Labor Statistics Unemployment Numbers to an Independent Source

BLS vs Gallup Unemployment Rates

NOTE: Gallup has STOPPED publishing their Unemployment Numbers effective in July 2017. This includes U-3, Underemployment (U-6), and Good Jobs Index (Payroll to Population Rate). From 2010-2017,  the Gallup Survey people both generated numbers to … [Continue reading]

Unemployment Rates by State

State Unemployment Rates

What Causes a State to Have a Lower Unemployment Rate? Nationwide according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment rate is 4.4% but when you look a bit closer you will see that there is quite a bit of variation … [Continue reading]

Employers Compensation Costs Increase

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their quarterly report today on the status of "Compensation Costs" i.e. how much employers are having to pay employees. Wages and salaries are considered to make up about 70 percent of compensation … [Continue reading]