3 Occupations In-Demand Right Now

3 Occupations In-Demand Right Now

Did you know that it is a great time for job seekers in America? This is because the US unemployment rate through most of 2019 has stayed close to 4%. According to CNBC, “Last year [2018] there were more openings than there were people looking for jobs.” So, the time is now to start a career.

With the incredible job market, some careers still remain more in-demand than others. As the baby boomer generation retires, and our healthcare needs and communication tools change, more jobs have become more necessary.

Accounting

As the Bureau of Labor Statistics explains, “Employment growth of accountants and auditors is expected to be closely tied to the health of the overall economy. As the economy grows, more workers should be needed to prepare and examine financial records.” While bookkeeping jobs hold steady, accounting jobs are projected to grow at 10% (faster than average). Not only is this an in-demand career field, but those in this field also bring in a steady income earning $70,500 as accountants and $40,240 as bookkeepers.

Digital Media

With the rapid growth of digital forms of communication and the high demand for visual effects, those with a background in digital media are in demand with a projected growth of 5% to 9%. With a wide range of jobs those with a Digital Media degree can hold, the salaries also vary greatly. For example, graphic designers earn an average of $50,370 annually, whereas multimedia artists earn an average of $72,520.

Phlebotomy

“With an ever-aging U.S. population and advances in medical care, health-care professions top the list of in-demand jobs for 2019,” according to CNBC. Phlebotomy is one such career with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting growth of 25% – far above average! Since bloodwork is needed at hospitals, labs, and blood donation centers, phlebotomists are in high demand. Those who hold a phlebotomy certificate earn an average of $34,480 annually.

LA ORT Offers Programs for In-Demand Careers

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Here’s even more good news – LA ORT offers programs for all of these in-demand careers and more! The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Accounting Degree will prepare students for careers as bookkeepers or junior accountants. The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Digital Media Degree will prepare students to enter the exciting field of electronic publishing. The Phlebotomy Certificate program prepares students for the National Certification Examination & Certification as a CPT-1 phlebotomist. Interested in one of these careers? Visit www.LAORT.edu or call the ORT career college in Los Angeles near you at (800) 998-2678 to learn more!