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3 Jobs Your Teenager Should Be Considering

Contributed post by Samantha Garbett

Ever worried about what your kids are going to do when they’re all grown up?

While we may not worry as much as we’d like to map out a plan for them, deciding on a career is actually not that easy at all.

That’s why you should offer them your friendly advice and steer them in the right direction.

You are, after all, the one who knows your kid better than anyone – and if someone can point them in the right direction, career-wise, it’s certainly you.

Here is a handful of great career options in sectors that need more young talents. The salary is, of course, rather good as well so have a look below and consider which is the better fit for your kid.

#1 IT

Are you getting tired of seeing your kid hang around the PC all the time?

Well, get ready to see them glued to the screen at all hours of the day; the IT sector needs bright young talents like your kid and they will pay really well to have him or her on their team.

It depends completely on the education they choose while at university, of course, and assisting customers with their IT needs is quite different from being a computer software engineer.

Needless to say, the latter is going to pay quite a lot better than the former.

Talk to your kid about what they would like to do with their lives and if they are willing to spend five years studying for a masters degree in programming or computer engineering.

If your teen has spent most of his or her adolescence on building software and learning the programming languages, chances are quite high that they’re already considering this as a career – and you should, of course, rejoice.

#2 Healthcare

Did you know that the healthcare sector is in dire need of more employees?

Of course you did; if your kid is interested in anatomy, received high marks in their biology classes in high school, and enjoys caring for people, they should definitely consider a career in the healthcare sector.

“There are so many choices, though, and while our first idea may be to become a nurse, they have a variety of other options to consider as well. This article describes what nurse practitioners do, which is a good option for someone who has thought of becoming a doctor but does not want to commit that many years to schooling.”

Healthcare involves everything that has to do with health, in general, as including mental healthcare, personal fitness trainers, nutritionists, and physiotherapy.

What your teenager decides to do should depend on their willingness to study for five years or more at the university as well where their interest lies. Someone who would like to be a nurse may not be that interested in studying psychology – and vice versa.

Have a look at this certified medical assistant salary data, for example, and search around the web for the opportunities they have to further their career afterward.

#3 Market research

Finally, a teenager with an interest in business doesn’t have to launch their own startup right away.

Market research analysts are in high need these days and the pay is rather lucrative after a few years as well.

By studying marketing, your teen will definitely have more than enough job options when they graduate and it’s a safe job to stay in as well since businesses tend to need someone to take care of the market research for them.

If you’re not sure about how interested your teen is in studying marketing, it’s a good idea to consider where their talents lie, first of all, since the theory behind it is rather diverse.

The studies will involve some psychology as well as finances, and your kid should be interested in putting what they’ve learned at their university into action.

One of the big benefits with luring them into this career option is, of course, that they need a university degree so you won’t have to put up with the speech about not attending university since they’re going to become an entrepreneur.

Jeff Campbell