5 Intriguing Careers for 2022

Wondering about hot careers for 2022? No doubt, some of the fastest growing fields will be healthcare, construction, cyber security and more.

It’s safe to say that inconsistency is the only consistency, and in few places does it ring as true as it does in the career world. We don’t always know how the world will change, and how that will affect the workplace. Say, for example, remote work. It was becoming more popular in 2018 and 2019, before COVID, and then companies were forced to adapt in 2020, or risk falling behind. Remote work is now more the norm, and is also a benefit that companies can now use to entice future employees. There’s been an emotional whiplash from early 2020 until now, and it’s hard to really know how the world will change, as it’s still changing rapidly day by day. However, there are some careers that seem inevitably due to be successful, either newly or continuing, for 2022.

5 Intriguing Careers for 2022:

1 – Home Healthcare:

Of course, healthcare as a whole will continue to grow as well as the “hero status” of people in healthcare, but a predicted growing career for 2022 is home healthcare. You can do meaningful work with home health and personal care. Tasks may include traveling to people’s homes, working at group homes, administering medications, checking pulse rates, blood pressure readings, and temperatures, and more. This is a great career for people who want to help others, save lives, and be medical “heroes.” You don’t need student loan money to be in home healthcare and it can be a wonderful stepping stone career to eventually get a medical degree.

2 – Cyber Security:

Cyber Security protects computer systems from data breaches, theft, and damage. It is the application of technologies, processes and controls to protect systems, networks, programs, devices and data from cyber attacks. It aims to reduce the risk of cyber attacks and protect against the unauthorized exploitation of systems, networks and technologies. As the threat grows, so does the need for more careers in cyber security. This industry is expected to grow to 345.4 billion USD by 2026, with a cyber security salary reaching over £95,000! And learning cyber security is fun and interesting, with a wealth of knowledge and opportunity.

3 – Fitness Instructors:

Yes, really! COVID has definitely created a higher need for people to get back out in the world, and also get back in shape. There is serious demand for fitness instructors and personal trainers. This career requires meeting clients and groups or classes in health clubs, rec centers, yoga studios, gyms, and even personal homes. Fitness instructors can teach cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and stretching. To be a fitness instructor, you’ll need at least a high school diploma but some organizations may require an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. Other important skills to learn would be nutrition and emergency first aid.

4 – Talent Agents:

We have even seen a big rise in agents for bloggers, much less for artists, athletes, entertainers, and other public figures. This is a career predicted to grow over the next eight years, and skills/tasks include recruiting talent, marketing talent, negotiating on behalf of client, promoting client, and more. Strengths in interpersonal relationships and the individual talent fields are important.

5 – Wind Turbine Technicians:

This is certainly an intriguing career for the new year, and has been a hot one for the last two years, at least. With the new US administration, and with the concerns about climate change, renewable energy is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. This job definitely requires adventure, as you’ll be working outdoors and from great heights, and in small spaces. Whoa! You will need to learn to build wind turbines, fix them, and run routine maintenance. And according to the American Clean Power, clean energy provides more than 415,000 jobs in the USA. Plus there are over 55,000 wind turbines jobs, and growing. A drawback is that you’ll potentially need to move to a state with a need for wind turbines, or one that already has them.

Conclusion:

It’s (probably) safe to say that returning to an office full-time is not in the cards for at least the first half of 2022. And this is especially true in big cities, where mass transit is a risk, but will also be true for employees everywhere who are parents, and may need to be home for their kids in case of school closures and absences. There are many opportunities for growth in your career, and many opportunities to start something completely new and exciting.

With cyber security, the best way to learn is by doing. You can take a cyber security course guided with interactive exercises based on real world scenarios, from hacking machines to investigating attacks. You can help be part of this growing world.

So, which of these intriguing careers for 2022 interests you most?

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  1. These all sound like appropriate careers for the times we’re in, for sure. I’ve always thought being a fitness instructor sounded like a fun job. My first actual part-time job in high school was leading an exercise class for community education. It was so fun!

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