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.

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.

1 Million Fewer Jobs but BLS Says 209 K More

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 however was up from 4.5% to 4.6%. U3 is the Official unemployment rate per the International Labor Organization definition. It occurs when people are without jobs and they have actively looked for work within the past four weeks.

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 costs, while  benefits make up the remaining 30 percent of compensation.

4 Ways Workers’ Comp Can Impact Your Personal Finances

Getting injured on the job can have some serious implications for your career, personal life, and finances. For severe injuries, you may struggle with the downtime as you recover. What’s more, your workers’ compensation claim may be delayed or denied depending on several factors. A workers’ compensation claim can cause substantial financial difficulties as you may not be able to work because of the injuries. Here are four ways in which workers’ comp can impact your finances and how you can safeguard your finances.

45 Ways You Can Find Success Without a Degree

College degrees are expensive these days. Many college graduates wind up with five-figure debts and still no job prospects once they graduate. To avoid that, many people are now looking for jobs that don’t require a degree. While some may assume that these are low-paying jobs, many are not. If you’re looking for a job that doesn’t require a degree, you might want to consider “Trade School” or other possibilities. They pay well and best of all, they require no 4 year degree.

What Happens to Your Finances When You Go out on Workers’ Comp

Workplace injuries can and do happen to many people each day. While those who work in high-risk or dangerous jobs are more likely to suffer from a workplace injury, the reality is that issues like falling, tripping and more can happen to any worker at any time. Workers’ compensation insurance is designed to help injured workers pay for their expenses while they are recovering from an injury. However, it is important to understand more fully what happens to your family’s finances when you are out on workers’ comp. This understanding may inspire you to take action to address a possible issue before you find yourself in dire financial straits.

May Employment and Unemployment Numbers

The U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the May unemployment numbers today. The BLS Commissioner says: Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 138,000 in May, but these are Seasonally Adjusted numbers. So since typically employment increases in May, what he is saying is that 138,000 more jobs than average were created. In unadjusted terms employment was 145.938 […]

Deserved or Discriminated? 5 Ways Your Work Termination Might Not Be Legitimate

If you were fired by your employer, you may be wondering if you have any legal recourse. In most cases, employment is “at will,” meaning the company may terminate you for any reason. However, there are laws that can make termination illegal under some conditions. Here are five conditions where your termination might not be legitimate.

5 Ways You Can Build Your Professional Skillset with Certifications

In a competitive job market, making your resume stand out from the crowd could be as simple as earning a certificate or two by passing a few exams. This can serve as verification of special skills and training. Many certifications will be recognized and respected by hiring managers. This can give you an instant advantage over […]