Did You Make the Right Career Choice in 2015?

career_chageIf you’re unhappy in your current career, don’t worry. There are still plenty of opportunities to find an exciting and fulfilling job in 2015.

With fruitful job-hunting in mind, here are just a few careers that are definitely worth pursuing the remainder of this year and beyond:

Physician’s Assistant

Don’t let the title fool you, a career as a physician’s assistant doesn’t require six-plus years of medical school.

There is training involved and a master’s degree is required, but if you have an interest in treating those in need, you can be working as a physician’s assistant within a few short years.

From administering tests to recommending treatments and diagnosing ailments, physician’s assistants have plenty of responsibilities, but that’s what keeps the job fresh and exciting.

As for income and job security, physician’s assistants make upwards of $80,000 a year and the field is predicted to experience a 15% growth in the next 5 years.

Public Relations Professional

The world of public relations has quickly moved into the digital sphere in recent decades, which has made the profession more accessible.

If you enjoy fine-tuning websites and improving your social media presence, today’s PR careers might just be for you.

Most public relations careers involve creating a positive online image for companies of all kinds.

Through brand recognition and customer outreach, you can help companies in need improve their image. Not to mention the annual income for public relations professionals is in the $50,000 range.

Cosmetologist

If you’re looking for a career that offers plenty of flexibility, career growth, and artistic freedom, cosmetology is a great option.

The cosmetology career field has grown to include hair styling, makeup, manicuring, skin care, and a number of other specialized personal care services.

As the article, “What’s the job outlook for cosmetologists?” notes, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in the field of cosmetology are expected to grow by 13% in the next 10 years.

Likewise, most cosmetology professionals earn $30,000 to $40,000 annually depending on the position.

Personal Trainer

Fitness and health is on everyone’s mind, which is why personal training is such a smart career choice. Most personal trainers make their own schedules, hand pick their clients, and don’t experience much stress during their workweeks.

You need to be in shape and have some training in your field of choice, whether it’s strength-building exercise, cardio, or another discipline.

However, personal training offers a change in scenery and routine, especially if you work out of multiple gyms.

As for pay, annual incomes start in the $30,000 range with room to grow if you take on group training.

Financial Advisor

If you’ve always been good with your finances and have a passion for money trends, you should consider a career as a financial advisor.

You’ll need a degree in finance, accounting, or similar, but financial advisors have plenty of job security and unlimited opportunity. Also, most financial advisors make a healthy income in the $60,000 to $80,000 range.

If you have your sights set on a new career, keep in mind the opportunities above.

About the Author: Adam Groff is a freelance writer and creator of content. He writes on a variety of topics including the economy and education.