One of the most strategic ways to get the most out of your college education is to start with the end-game in mind. <link to Three or More Questions to Ask before Choosing your College Degree blog>
Translation: Know where you’re going before you start.
It sounds crazy, but if you strike all the wonderful, but distracting features of college — like dorm room size, extracurriculars, and sports teams — the decision of where to go is simple.
Go where you can learn about the best-performing industries so you can leave college as top contender in a flourishing market. Aim to have a transformative experience, make lifelong friends, and have fun, of course. But don’t miss the mark on the “why” behind your education.
Your main mission these next four years is to train up your knowledge and skillset so you can be at the top of your game when you enter the job market.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the United States Department of Labor projects employment growth by some 11.5 million jobs between now and 2026.
This means it’s the perfect time to zone in on your interests and to fortify yourself with the knowledge to fill in the upcoming job gaps. That way, you’ll be set to jump start your career with the deck of opportunity stacked in your favor.
As the world changes and evolves, here are some of the top careers in high demand right now:
Application Software Developer
Annual Median Salary: $101,790
Degree of Study: B.S. in Computer Engineering
Number of Jobs Available in 2019: 1,286,450
With the world growing increasingly digital, individuals with the ability to craft programs for audiences to engage with data in word processing tools, games and tech-savvy software assets.
Medical Services Manager
Annual Median Salary: $101,790
Degree of Study: B.S. in Healthcare Management
Number of Jobs Available in 2019: 354,363
These individuals plan and direct healthcare systems in a myriad of different ways, by coordinating practices of doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, and other medical facilities.
Information Securities Analyst
Annual Median Salary: $95,910
Degree of Study: B.S. in Information Systems Technology
Number of Jobs Available in 2019: 108,550
Our online world calls for individuals trained to secure critical and sensitive data. These analysts are ready to defend network systems and keep individual information and other digital translations safe.
Annual Median Salary: $132,230
Degree of Study: B.S. in Marketing
Number of Jobs Available in 2019: 256,740
Marketing managers lead teams of graphic designers, copywriters and data analysts to shape the choices of consumers. These individuals blend creativity with research to oversee messaging that influences buyers everywhere.
Annual median salary: $70,000
Degree of Study: RN to B.S. in Nursing
Number of Jobs Available in 2019: 3,086,630
One of the hottest job surges to date, with a predicted 15 percent job growth by 2026 predicted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nurses provide patient care and support the public by providing knowledge on important health topics.
Don’t see what you have in mind for your future?
That’s okay! Regent University’s Office of Career & Talent Management is ready to assist you with everything you can think of, from helping to form your career dreams to getting you ready for that first interview.