The Best Career Paths for Millennials to Pursue Right Now
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The world is your oyster, or so the saying goes. But these days, option overload and decision fatigue are very real problems (woe is us, we know, but it's tough out there!). To reconcile the two at-odds realities, it never hurts to do a little research.
The millennial advocacy group Young Invincibles did just that, setting their sights on the best occupations for millennials to pursue. Ranking these occupations according to growth potential, median income, and how many jobs in the field are held by people aged 18 to 34 (i.e., access), they formed the top 25 best jobs for millennials.
Some takeaways? Unsurprisingly, 13 of the top 25 jobs right now are in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields, and an additional five are in medical fields. Specific high-ranking jobs include agriculture and food scientists, dietitians and nutritionists, talent agents and business managers, therapists, pharmacists, actuaries, and various engineers.
At the top of the list are physician assistants, who can expect a 38% job growth by 2022 and a median salary more than $90,000. Only 10 of the top 25 jobs, including market research analysts, physician assistants, therapists, and dental hygienists, currently employ more women than men.
Would you consider a tactical career move for one of these occupations?