You can tailor-make your education for a burgeoning industry
The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent study, which projects job openings all the way up to 2024, cites the need for 81,000 computer programmers in that time period, more than 400,000 chefs, and 169,000 financial managers -- just to name a few career paths set to open up. According to the study, availability in certain areas is set to explode, due to factors such as low graduation rates from those programs or high retirement rates. Some of these areas of high loss over the next few years, like bartenders, carpenters, or cashiers, might not require a full-on return to college, just a few courses to get a certification. Other, in-demand professions like translators and physical therapy aides, require only an additional degree. If you strategically tailor your studies, it won’t take you 10 years to make your career goals come true.