Spring signifies change and new beginnings. In addition to cleaning out your closet, why not take a look at your current career as well? Are you happy in your gig? If you’re craving something new, consider picking up a new skill and aligning with what’s in-demand right now. Love to travel? Some of these jobs are flexible or remote! Part of my job as a career coach is to help my clients figure out what they truly want and where they will excel. Many of them come to me with no idea what to do next, but seeking purpose in their career. Sometimes they’re surprised at what they discover for themselves…Other times, they’ve known what they wanted to do all along, but are too nervous to take the plunge. As you start to uncover what’s important to you, check out these seven in-demand jobs in 2018, according to Flexjobs and Careercast, and see if any of them speak to you. Despite what you may think, it’s never too late (or scary) to make a change.
- Application Software Developer: Ever think about honing in on your analytical abilities? This will be one of the toughest jobs for employers to fill in 2018. There’s a lack of people with the skills and not enough new graduates in the profession.
- Information Security Analyst: If IT has ever called out to you, consider this your sign to get trained and brush up your resume. Chances are you’ll be in demand far longer than the next year
- Financial Advisor: Baby Boomers are retiring, and the need for financial advisors to support them throughout this new phase is climbing. It’s estimated that employers will hire more than 40,000 financial advisors by 2026. There’s a lot of selling involved in this job, so if you’ve got an extrovert side and love playing with numbers, this could be for you