Hunting for a first job can be harder than it was getting admission into college, however; getting a nice career is an important step for millennial and they are the most educated generation thus far and makes up about 40% of the unemployed in the United State. Millennia’s are a group of educated individuals who fall between the ages of 18 – 34 years and are mostly certified academically. During their schooling, they are usually faced with higher student loan debt, and that college education is not translating into decent paying jobs. Millennia’s have the largest generation present in the workforce and being tagged with negative work stereotypes which are obstinate and lacking initiative, they have the mentality of the changing the world.
However, they are good paying careers, and people do consider the social impact and work-life balance as an important factor in their careers, the proportion of college students who place better employment outcomes and more pay as their primary motivators for a college student is about 90% of the population. Many of the careers of the millennia’s fell in demand and very well-paid STEM fields Such as; Science, technology, Engineering, and Math, with the other five coming from the health care fields and having a salary range of about $60,000 to $140,000.
1. Physician Assistant
Physician Assistant are health care professionals who practice medicine with team basis with physicians, surgeons, and other professional health care workers; however, they examine, diagnose and treats patients. They work in areas of all medicine from primary care, Psychiatry, surgery, family medicine and emergency medicine. Physician Assistant gives assist during surgery by the closure of incisions and provision of care before, during and after operation of a patient. The educational qualification for a physician assistant is by obtaining a bachelor’s degree in science and also having a work experienced in healthcare related field, after obtaining a master’s degree in from an accredited educational program, which usually takes about 2 years of full-time postgraduate study. After this achievement, a license and certificate are needed from the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination. Medical assistants are also in demand and usually the training can be completed at a vocational school in under 18 months.
The median salary scale for this profession is $90,930 per annum, while the highest pay for this job is about $124,000 and above. The salary ranges from $62,760 to $139,540. It has an employment rate of about 30% – 39% and 60% of this profession are in offices of health practitioners and 24% in hospitals and is much faster the average for all occupations.
The career is all about taking or reviewing of patient’s medical history, examining, interpretation of diagnostic tests, prescription of medicine, researching of the latest treatment to ensure the quality of patient and participate in outreach programs, thereby creating awareness about managing diseases and promoting wellness.
Petroleum Engineering: Petroleum engineers are professionals who help in the location of natural reservoirs of petroleum deposits. However, they are involved in the designing and development of new technologies and methods used in the extraction process of obtaining oil and gas. Production engineer is involved in the drilling, or oil and gas exploration and also the production of the finished products from these natural resources.
The educational qualification for this profession is a Bachelor’s degree program which involves a series of class work, laboratory work, and field work. It is a 4 or 5-year course in some universities that leads to both Bachelor and a masters’ degree. After the graduate program, a license is awarded after a pass from the fundamentals of engineering exams to become a professional engineer.
The median annual salary scale for this profession is about $130,050, while the lowest 10% earned about $73,990, and the highest 10% earned more than $187,200. The salary ranges from $63, 480 to about $200,000 per annum depending on the state and hours worked. The employment rate for this profession 10% to 17% 2014 to 2024, that is faster than the average for all occupations and this job perspective is sometimes favorable to the upcoming ones. This profession plays a vital role as a career in oil and gas exploration, as they tend to design and maintain equipment used for the extraction & exploration process, evaluating the production of wells through testing and survey, use of computer controlled drilling machines for large production.
This is a profession who helps in solving problems associated with financial risks and uncertainty. They do this by applying mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to assess the risk that an event will occur, thus gives help to business and clients that enable them to develop policies that will minimize the cost risk. The qualification to become an Actuaries is usually a minimum of Bachelor degree either in mathematics, statistics, actuarial science or any other analytical field. In other to be certified as a professional, student must complete course work in economics, applied statics, and corporate finance. A licensed is given by those who pass their exams and awarded by the Casualty Actuarial Society and the Society of Actuaries. This usually takes about 4-6-years to complete.
The average salary scale of an Actuaries is about $97,070 per annum, with the lowest 10% been paid $58,290, and the highest 10% $180, 500. However, it salary ranges from $72,390 to more than $180,500 and is based on the hours been worked. It has employment growth rate of about 18% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations; however, it is small and growing occupation but a lucrative career. The duties of an Actuaries as a professional is help in the compilation of statistical data & information for further analysis, production of charts, tables, and reports which explain calculations and proposals, they help in the development of long-term care and health insurance policy by the prediction of expected cost and other expenses. They do work with Insurance companies, thus helping their clients in the analytical cost.
This professional are materials and supplies people who acquire, distribute and deliver the supplies that a company needs. It is a fast-growing job which has a lot of stress, especially with deliveries of late or when a product is unavailable. They play an important role in handling goods and services into the hands of their customers, They are involved in all types of business, either big or small and assists in the management of inventory and accounts received.
The educational level required for this profession is at least an associate’s degree; however, the most acceptable is a bachelor's degree in Supply chain management, process engineering, and business. A further degree in masters or professional degree is also needed, it covers a wide variety of courses such as applied data analysis, supply chain analysis e.t.c. They also have the ability to organize problem-solving with communication skills.
The median salary per annum for logisticians is about $72, 780 depending on the company you work for and also experienced gained. It has a low paid 10% pay of $45,880 and a 10% higher paid off more than $112,100 annually. It ranges from $57,880 to $113,940 per annum. There is 22% increase in logistics jobs by 2022 and is expected to grow faster than normal over the next decade. The career is all about working with companies and in other industries to help in delivering and distributing products and supplies.
These are professionals who collect, analyze, and present data, with having the ability to conduct surveys and experiment, conduct opinion polls and determine averages; with the aim of solving the analytical problems in business, healthcare, engineering, and other fields. Statisticians help in designing surveys, questionnaires, experiments and opinion polls to collect data. They do analyze and interpret data and thus gives a conclusive report from their analyses. The educational qualification required for a statistician is a bachelor’s degree in statistics and mathematics; however, a master’s or Ph.D. degree is acceptable at a high level and this gives an upper hand in academic job qualification. Earning a degree outside the field of statistics is an edge for those that want to work in a specific job line and thus apply for postgraduate studies in statistics.
The range of salary for statistician varies from $45,000 to more than $83,000 per year, with a median annual pay of about $60, 000. The lowest 10% pay of statisticians is $35,000 per year and a highest 10% pay is more than $102,000 per annum. The salary scale of statisticians depends on the area specialized. The employment growth rate of a statistician is projected to grow at 34% from 2014 to 2024 and much faster than the average for all occupations. This career covers a wide variety of fields such as, engineering, business, the pharmaceutical industry, medical related field, e.t.c, thus giving an aid to the solution of problems by designing various tests and assessing results that are highly useful. In addition to this, they possess analytical, communication, math and problem-solving skills in order to solve problems.
This healthcare professionals take of patients with tooth problem such as filling cavities, application of protective sealant on a tooth, pulling of teeth, decay remover, and taking measurements and design models for dentures. They also diagnose and treat patients’ teeth, gums and also oral problems, with a provision of advice and instruction on taking care of dentition and on diet choices which affects the mouth.
The educational qualification that is required for this profession is a bachelor’s degree with no specific major, before applying for admission into dental school and must take a Dental Admission Test. A completion of dental school programs helps in making choices in this field; they are Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Dental Medicine, and Doctor of Medical dentistry. After completion of the degree, a licensed is awarded to those who pass the dental examination set by the Association in the States. This usually takes 2-4 years of completion of education. The median annual salary for a dentist is $158,310 and having a lower 10% pay of $68, 400 and a higher 10% pay off more than $187,200. The salary range for dentists ranges from $68,000 to about $200,000 or more per annum. The salary of dentist varies based on location, a number of hours worked and the specialty. The employment rate for this profession is projected to increase to about 18% from the year 2014 to 2024, with having a high expectations for job prospect to be good. You can also look into becoming a dental assistant which usually can be completed at a trade school in under 2 years.
The prospect of this profession is to have a better dental hygiene in patients. However, they are responsible for the removing of decay from teeth and filling of cavities, administration of anesthetics to keep patients from pains during dental surgery procedures and also carrying x-ray on patients teeth, and related mouth areas in orde to diagnose and treats problems. Thus; they emphasis on preventive care, with the aim of preventing bad breath and tooth decay.
6. Financial Planner
Individuals from this profession help in planning financial futures for their respective's clients or companies, they require excellent interpersonal skills and are able to understand investments, taxes and planning issues on an estate. They assist in the creation of budgets in firms and also set up retirements plans for workers in a firm, with giving advice on investing. The educational qualification for this profession is a minimum of bachelors’degree from finance to business courses; however, some universities are beginning offering a direct degree on financial planning. After obtaining a degree in any related field above, a certified financial planner exam is conducted and a certificate is awarded if the individual meets the requirement for the certificate.
The median salary per year for this profession is about $70,000 and has a range of salary of about $35,500 to more than $200,000 per annum, and this depends on the states, cities and also the firm involved. It has a 30% growth rate of employment from 2014 to 2024 and is one of the fastest-growing occupations within the next decade. Financial planner as a career helps to make decisions that favor the client by creating steps that would help in solving of fiscal problems. They also give their clients a better explanation on complex situations and put it in a simple idea for easy understanding.
7. Civil Engineers
A Civil engineer is an engineer that specializes in the building of roads, bridges, houses, water supply system design and construction in both public and private sectors. However, they are involved in supervision and direct construction teams and also working with other engineers. Civil engineers are involved in research, design, construction and academics.
The educational qualification for this profession is a completion of Bachelors’ degree in Civil engineering or a related specialty; however, a master’s degree and Ph .D. degree is required for upgrading and having an upper hand when seeking for a job. After completion of the Bachelor’s degree, a certificate and license exam is conducted in order for them to be a certified engineer if only a pass is gotten by the individual. They specialize in different areas such as; construction, Geotechnical, Structural and transportation engineers. The annual median salary pay for this profession is about $89,450 with a range of about $50,560 to about $119,320 per annum. The salary scale is different from each level of government ranging from federal down to non-residential construction, it is mostly done as a full-time job wit a 40 hours work per week. The employment rate has a growth of about 8-19 % from 2014 to 2024, and also triggering the rising needs for civil engineers since there is a vast growth in the population of man and also more structures needs to be expanded.
Civil Engineers play an important role in the society by analyzing long-range plans for building and constructions of roads, carrying out a survey and knowing the cost of the projects, provision for estimates for materials, equipment, asphalt and labor for the project involved. However, they do run test soils, concrete asphalt, steel in other to determine the strength and adequacy of foundations.
8. Nuclear Engineers
Nuclear Engineering is all about the design and applications of various technologies which harness nuclear energy in productive ways. They are involved in the designing of nuclear equipment and operation that is been used in power plants, medical machinery, and other devices. Nuclear engineers provide solutions that surround nuclear energy systems and plays an important role in monitoring the testing of and operation of nuclear reactors. The minimum educational qualification required for this profession is a bachelors’degree in the field of science with physics being the most relevant or in the field of engineering, it is a minimum of 5-years of study. After having a bachelor’s degree in this field, A masters’degree or Ph.D. is required in the relevant field of engineering to become a nuclear researcher. A licensing is also required and is acquire from the certified boarding of engineers in the states, with a passing score.
The average salary earned by a nuclear engineer is $104,270 per annum, with the lowest 10% having a pay of $68,940 per annum and the highest 10% is being paid about $149,940. This depends on the state of the employee, hourly paid, the level of education, experience, the specific responsibility of the job and other factors. However, it has an employment rate that is demanded to grow at 9% from 2013 to 2014, which is the average of all professions.
The career is about planning and conducting research in order to have new discoveries, designing, and development of nuclear equipment such as reactor cores, radiation shielding and associated instrumentation control and its mechanisms. They also give technical reports based on the knowledge obtained during research development. Nuclear engineers conduct research used in the diagnoses and treatment of diseases in medicine. They have additional skills in addition to their degree obtained, which includes the ability to manage and maintain projects, budgets, and individuals, precise in work and calculations, have a skill in both computer and mathematics and also respect the safety rules and the working environment.
A geologist is a professional who are responsible applying their knowledge of earth’s crust to accomplish their goals, such as exploring minerals, developing resources for production, finding a better groundwater supply and also building foundations for engineering projects. Geologist collects and analyze rock samples, classify rocks, minerals and life forms, they also conduct geological surveys and field studies and supervision of work activities of a geological technologist.
The minimum entry qualification for this profession is Bachelors’ degree or a degree in environmental science, which is a four-year college degree course and most position as geologists requires a master’s degree and a doctorate degree in higher job qualification as seen in academics and research. Geologist area includes different specialization such as; coal geologists, computing geologists, economic geologists, engineering geologists, environmental geologists, geochemists, geochronologists, geomorphologists, hydrogeologists, marine geologists, mineralogists, mining geologists, paleontologists, petroleum geologists, planetary geologists, sedimentologists, stratigraphers, structural geologists, surficial geologists, and volcanologists.
The salary scale of geologist different based on the area of specialization, with a median salary of $89,700 per annum for all geologist. The salary range of a geologist is from $50,000 to $100,00; but however, the salary for those in oil and gas extraction has an average wage of $147, 490 per annum. The employment rate for this job has a growth rate of 10% from 2014 to 2024. Geologist work to enable us to have an understanding of the history of the planet, prepare geological maps, followed by cross-sectional diagrams and reports from fieldwork and laboratory work. They record, interpret and analyze geological information from satellite images.
10. Physical Therapists
A physical therapist is healthcare specialist who gives aids to injured or ill individuals to improve their movement and help managed their pain, they give assists in reviewing a patient’s medical history and any referrals from doctors, surgeons or other healthcare workers. They also diagnose patients’ functions and movement by observing them stand or work and also pay attentions to their concerns.
The educational qualification for this field is a bachelor’s degree for admission and also Doctor in a Physical therapist. However, a completion in a one-year clinical residency program after graduation. It also requires a license, certification, and registrations in their state board of physical therapy. The board requires a pass in the exam and at least 2,000 hours of clinical work. They require additional skills such as; physical stamina, resourcefulness, interpersonal skills, e.t.c. The median annually salary scale for physical therapists is about $84,020 and lowest 10% salary is about $57,060 and the highest 10% earns more than $119,790. The job prospects for this profession is expected to increase by 34% from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than the average for all occupation.
Physical therapists job is to have a proper care for patients so as to help them improve their movement, making them stay active in the recovery process from illness and educates patients and their family members about what to expect from the recovery process and how to cope with the challenges in the process.