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Looking for a fresh new start? There no better way to shake off the painful memories of 2020 than by starting a new career in 2021.

Obviously, though, that’s easier said than done. Fortunately, we can help with that. In this guide, we’ve listed the most in-demand careers of 2021 for you to consider.

So if you were hit hard by the financial trials and tribulations of last year, don’t worry. We’re going to guide you to the secure, lucrative career path of your dreams.

As you’ll soon see, there are still many industries that are thriving in 2021. Just read through this list and consider which of these fields is right for you.

1. Registered Nurse

This is so obvious it should go without saying. And yet, it can never be said enough.

Healthcare is the most in-demand career field there is. And, unless someone invents a device that cures every human disease/injury, it always will be.

Additionally, no matter how many medical professionals there are in the world, there never seem to be enough. A career in nursing is about the most secure career you could ever start.

Besides, it pays well. You’ll have no problem finding a training program, either.

However, that’s not to say that becoming a nurse is “easy.” It takes a lot of schooling and study. On the bright side, there are lesser medical roles you can fill to pay your tuition before you complete nursing school.

Still, it’s not a job that everyone would enjoy. But it’s very rewarding to know that you’re saving lives.

2. Nurse Practitioner

Once you do earn your nursing degree, you can still continue your training and become a nurse practitioner. This is a great option if you find that you do enjoy being a nurse.

It’s basically one step below being a full-fledged MD. Thus, it requires less training than becoming a doctor. But it still earns a 6-digit salary.

3. Software Developer

Mobile apps are very in demand right now and that demand is growing. Specifically, there are new startups emerging every day and many of them don’t yet have a mobile app. As an app developer, you’ll have a secure job seeking out startups in need of an app for their business.

Besides that, your software development skills can be employed to create all sorts of programs. For instance, you can create software that certain businesses can use to do their jobs. This includes things like accounting or inventory software.

You can also create apps for personal use that people can use on their smartphones. Goal-setting apps and shopping list apps are good examples.

There’s no limit to how many ways you can apply these skills. Also, you can do this on your own or as part of a software development team.

Best of all, there’s minimal education required. Many websites offer affordable training courses where you can earn online certificates for app development.

4. Customer Support

Customer support is an indispensable component of all businesses. To avoid losing customers, companies need to be available to solve their customers’ problems 24/7. For that, they need support experts for live chat or over-the-phone support.

This is a steady, secure job that requires no college education.

5. Statistician/Mathematician

More and more, business is going digital so that it’s easier to track important data. But to make the best use of this data, businesses need someone with advanced math skills.

Mathematicians and statisticians help businesses of all kinds crunch their numbers. By this, they can run their business more efficiently, increase their profits, and successfully expand their empire.

The best part is, a lot of people enjoy this type of problem-solving. So, if you have a mind for math, all you have to do to break into this field (and earn around $90,000 per year) is earn your degree.

6. Accountant/Financial Manager

Accounting/financial management is a more specific way to apply your math skills. As a certified public accountant, you track the financial activity of persons or companies and help them become more financially efficient. You’ll also work on their taxes.

You can offer these services for-hire, independently. Or you can seek a steady, in-house position with a particular company.

7. Construction Manager

Surprisingly, America has not yet run out of space or money for construction projects. Construction is still booming in 2021 and these projects need managers.

It’s not exactly an entry-level job, though, so you’ll have to work your way up. A bachelor’s degree wouldn’t hurt, either. Fortunately, the construction field offers a large variety of roles for you to start in as well as plenty of opportunity for advancement.

8. Speech-Language Pathologist

A speech-language pathologist is essentially a therapist for various speech problems. This includes correcting communication problems in children and helping adults who have become speech-impaired.

For example, an adult who suffers a stroke may lose some of their ability to speak. As a speech-language pathologist, you’ll teach them how they can restore this ability. For this career, you’ll need a master’s degree and you’ll probably have to get licensed.

9. Wind Turbine Technician

As the use of cloud computing and smart devices increase, so does the demand for server farms. All of this means that we’re now using more electricity than ever before, and still more every day.

The demand for sustainable energy is increasing enormously with no end in sight. Since wind turbines are one of the most popular methods for generating this energy, there are a lot of job openings for wind turbine technicians.

As a wind turbine technician, you’ll help construct, fix, and maintain wind turbines. Plus, you’ll be helping save the planet.

Start One of These In-Demand Careers in 2021

Have you made your choice yet? Then don’t delay. Get yourself trained up for one of these in-demand careers as soon as possible.

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