For many university students looking at graduation, finding the right industry or business niche for work will be a challenge. As technology shifts many manufacturing industries move away from their core business into new innovative channels. These can include engineering of rotary shaft seal components for the oil industry or new concepts in pharmaceuticals that incorporates nanotechnology. No matter what kind of degree they are sporting, the real opportunities continue to lie with these five industries that are foreseen to be growing in the coming decades.
Computer System Design
These services are going to be in even bigger demand as more and more industries take technology in-house to make use of innovative changes in computer technology. Since it is just about impossible to find any kind of industry that doesn’t make use of computer design in some aspect of their business, you can expect to see a huge demand for this type of skill as the year’s progress.
From designing websites and big data crunches to overhauling the entire business system of a company to accommodate new computer technology in production, this is the go-to skill that every company will be looking to hire for the foreseeable future.
Health Care and Social Assistance
Our populations are aging and the need to care for them is growing as well. More and more industries as well as government agencies are finding it key to have in place knowledgeable health care and social assistance workers who understand these needs.
With a large turnover in this industry due to compassion burnout and simple over extending of services, expect to see this industry grow as the importance it has in keeping our populations safe and sane is seen as a part of any country’s potential for growth.
Mining, Oil and Gas Extraction
While these may be viewed as dirty industries by some, they continue to grow as the world expands it’s need for energy, plastics and of course industry. Wherever there is a growth in the manufacturing of plastic or metal goods, there is a new need for the extraction of the raw materials to make them. In the last decade, we have seen more job creation within related fields in these core industries as the third world nations gear up to become front line providers of a variety of manufactured goods.
Building homes or building new office towers, both are needed as the continued giant migration from rural areas into the urban centers continues around the world. Many see this migration as the largest ever undertaken during the history of human kind, and these new city dwellers need somewhere to live and work.
Couple this with the rise of multinational corporations and we see new office towers housing new ventures across the planet. From engineers to design these buildings to carpenters and plumbers to install them, the construction trade will continue to grow over the next few decades.
Just about any industry that provides a service instead of a product is growing in demand as we move into a technological age that craves the human touch. Whether it is getting a massage or delivering a package, service industries continue to define new niche areas and provide an exciting time to newly minted college graduates to try their hand at an innovative look at business.