Finding a Job: Are Our Worries Unjustified?

By: Libby Bornhorst ’21

New Year Organization Hr Job Searching 2018, no copyright

A worry that seems to plague most college kids minds is what to do after college. Some people know what they want to do from the very

beginning and others get to college and still have no idea. With trying to find a job you love, that makes good money, and has good hours; its easy to get overwhelmed. But things are better then they seem.

On January 10th of this year, Forbes released an article about their predictions for 2018, covering many topics including wages and AI in the work force. All in all they concluded that 2018 will be a great year for getting employed. With unemployment at an all time low, recruiters are on the look out which also means that more money could be used as an incentive.

While the predictions for 2018 are good it doesn’t stop their. The Bureau of Labor Services say “U.S. employment is projected to increase 6.5 percent during the 2014–24 decade, from 150.5 million jobs in 2014 to 160.3 million jobs in 2024”. Jobs are on the rise and seem to be continuing to grow.

Finding the right job could also be a cause for concern for teenagers but thankfully many websites cover topics like this including U.S News, who released a list of the top 100 hundred jobs. The number one job was a software developer which has around a $100,080 median salary and a whole lot of projected jobs.  Most of the top ten jobs have to do with medical sciences including oral surgeon, physician and nurse practitioner, all with median salaries over $100,00 and unemployments rates at under 1%.

Being in high school is hard enough without all the worrying about the future. Hopefully now the future seems a little more understood.


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