If you’re relocating to a new city, you might find yourself looking for a job there. In today’s economy, how tough will it be to find one? Not terribly difficult if you’re well prepared. The best thing you can do is plan ahead, and lay the groundwork now for a career in a field that’s in high demand and pays a great salary. Translation – you may need to go back to school for additional training or certification.
No matter what city you’re moving to, start searching online now for job openings, just to get an idea of what you’ll find. A quick search on www.houstonjobs.com reveals dozens of openings in accounting and engineering. Other career paths with promising futures include law enforcement and healthcare. In fact, you’ll need some education but as a Registered Nurse you’ll earn over $62k a year! And you can start working in the healthcare field while you are completing your education.
Steer clear of the industries that have been hit hardest by the economic downturn. Construction, manufacturing, and transportation have seen more jobs disappear than any other industries. If these are your only options, you’re competing against too many other job seekers in a game of luck. Take a look at some jobs that pay $50k a year or more. Now’s the time to check out the course offerings at your community college and get information about the brand new career path of your choice.