Studying for jobs that are in high demand

Many years ago, if you attended a university to complete a qualification, it meant that you would be pretty-much-guaranteed work in that area.

In the current employment climate, this is unfortunately no longer true.

Of course, if you gain very good grades and can perform well in interviews or assessments as part of the recruitment process, then you will probably get the job in the field you studied.

However, there is a much bigger consideration now for whether a qualification will lead to a job and whether there is high demand for that job.

Studying for jobs

The recruitment industry is constantly changing and as technology advances, the work that is available changes with it. A lot of jobs that were done manually just a decade ago are now automated, so the demand for personnel completely changes. A recent study revealed that there is currently the highest demand in the following sectors:

  • Engineering
  • Accountant
  • Finance Manager
  • IT Project Manager
  • Software Engineers

So if you are at the stage where you are looking to start studying, or you are looking for a career change, then you might want to look into these types of roles to see if they are suitable for you.

If you are looking at going into financial management or any other higher level business role, then you will have a much better chance of getting into the role if you complete a Master’s of Business Administration. There is a high demand for MBA graduates at the moment, so completing this course will set you in good stead for career progression in business.

If you are currently in work and need to continue to have a steady income, then online study could be a good opportunity for you to pursue this qualification. More and more people are turning to online study as a preferred method of gaining qualifications, due to the convenience and smaller costs than attending classroom training. If you have a family to take care of, then you will also find that the flexibility of online study makes completing an MBA a genuine option for you. Working at hours that suit you will give you the freedom to put in the required study hours.

Don’t be like other students who think that they can go into any job without the necessary qualifications. Work out which highly demanded jobs are most suited to your skills and interests and work out the best studying option to get you there. It is never too late to change your career, so if you’ve been made redundant or you’ve been stuck in the same level of job for some time and want to progress, do something about it. The number of courses that you can now complete online means that you can study to be pretty much anything you want, all from the comfort of your home. You spend a lot of your life in the workplace, so if you are desperate for a change, don’t leave it any longer.