By Adelmar Adelmar
Some think of college as a rite of passage, but in reality, it is an investment. Some people make a poor investment by throwing tens of thousands of dollars at a useless degree like philosophy or liberal arts that they can never channel into a well-paying job that provides a decent return on that investment. In order to make a sound investment, you need to think through what jobs are going to be needed in the future and put your money toward the training for those jobs. If you’ve already made the poor investment of a degree in a low-paying field, you can return to college to make a career change. Here are a few of the top entry-level jobs that will be in demand over the next decade:
Graphic designers create everything from newspaper layouts to store signs. With the advancements in computer technology, designers have more tools at their disposal to create advanced graphics. By taking a computer graphics design course, you can learn how to use these tools and software programs to make yourself more marketable to a wide range of employers. You could have a diploma in as little as a year and be well on your way to your new career.
Medical Office Administration
Medical office administrators need special training to understand insurance codes, medical terminology, and more. After taking a medical office administration course, you can become qualified to work in the office of a doctor, physical therapist, dentist, or other healthcare professional. You can enjoy a nice salary and a wide range of job opportunities. The course can take as little as a year, depending on where you attend and your own personal rate of study.
Physical therapists help people recover from injury and chronic illness. Demand for physical therapists is expected to grow much faster than average of the next few years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (more…)