For those interested in turning lemons into lemonade, slow and uncertain economic times are a perfect time to take control of your financial destiny and begin job training for a new career. Are you feeling unfulfilled in your current job or career? Would you like to earn more money? Would you like a job that offers better long-term security and viability?
Now is the perfect opportunity!
Best of all, governments have a vested interest in providing some sort of grant / support / incentive programs; the sooner they can get you working again, the sooner you begin paying money back into the system again in the form of taxes.
So training for a new job or career may not be as costly as you may think.
After all, these tough times will not last forever, so why not position yourself perfectly for the inevitable turnaround?
In North America, we have an aging demographic. What does this mean? It means that for the foreseeable future at least, demand for jobs in the medical industry will continue to grow. While most of us don’t have the means to become a doctor or a surgeon, there are lots of supportive and technical positions that are much easier to attain.
Some examples include ultrasound technicians, phlebotomists, medical transcriptionists, paramedics, electrocardiograph technicians, medical librarians, dialysis technicians, home health aides, and so on. There are many, many positions available in the medical/health care field that provide financially lucrative and personally fulfilling work. And – and this is the best part – there are plenty that only require between 6 months and two years of schooling!
Another field that offers opportunities is the trades. Some examples of trade-related careers include electricians, locksmiths, millwrights, heavy equipment operators, carpenters, cabinet makers, gasfitters, plumbers, sheet metal workers, and so on.
For the last decade or two, fewer and fewer people have been entering the trades, resulting in an increased demand for skilled tradespeople.
Trades too, can offer financially lucrative and personally fulfilling work. Many offer the opportunity of starting your own business, once the apprenticeship period is over, and you’ve established yourself.
To sum things up…
Even in the worst economic times, opportunities abound. The key therefore, is to see the glass as half full, as opposed to half empty and start your new job training today!