June 24, 2018

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10 Awesome Careers That College Students Should Think About - Part 2

There is no doubt that the economy is still struggling, but the good news is that there are some fields that have remain unaffected by the economic downturn. Here are 5 more Careers to check out:

6. Electrician

There is a huge demand in the U.S. for electricians, as the demand for connectivity at homes and offices has increased significantly. In addition, people are turning to alternative sources of energy that requires a qualified electrician. After leaving college, you can join a paid apprenticeship for 4 years and after successfully completing this program, you need to get a license to be able to work on your own. The salary of an electrician in USA ranges from $37,000 to $65,000 annually.


According to experts, the construction industry is once again picking up and this means there will be a demand for plumbing services. Furthermore, homeowners and businesses are looking to increase water efficiency at their premises through installation of low-flow faucets. And, letís not forget the ongoing demand for repairing and renovating bathrooms and kitchens. Being a plumber offers job security and the pay is also not bad. You need to take up a paid apprenticeship, which can last anywhere from 4 years to 5 years and thereafter you can apply for a license to work on your own. The salary of a plumber in USA ranges from $36,050 to $64,790 annually.

8.Construction Equipment Operator

In any construction project, there is a need for an equipment operator. This operator has the responsibility to run all equipment, such as pile drivers and bulldozers. You have the option of learning this occupation through a trade school, apprenticeship or on-the-job training. It does not require any special degree or education and you will command a higher pay compared to laborers and helpers. You can expect to earn anywhere from $32,000 to $56,000 annually in USA.

9. Personal Financial Advisor

People constantly need advice on how to manage their money carefully and save for retirement and rainy day. This requires a Bachelorís degree, three years relevant work experience and a certification from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, but it is a satisfying and secure job. As a personal financial adviser, you will be able to earn a six-figure income with experience. If you intend selling investment products and insurance products as a personal financial adviser, you will need a license to do so. The salary of a financial advisor in USA ranges from $50,000 to $2,00,000 annually.

10. Painter

Although seen as a blue collar job, being a painter can offer you job security after leaving college. The reason for this is very simple Ė all types of buildings and structures in every city and town require painting at some time or the other. This means you will always be able to find a project to work on. While it take a little experience to become a good painter, it is not always necessary. You can go in for paid apprenticeships and understand the technicalities of color matching, painting techniques, paint application and safety. If you want to become an industrial painter, you would need to get a license for it. Once you become a painter, you can look to earn on an average anywhere from $28,000 to $46,000 annually.

So do not let the economy dishearten you. There are some great career options that are out there if you are interested. Besides being interesting, most of these careers offer you job security.

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