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Top 10 Jobs Worldwide

Jobs that employers find hard to fill amidst the glut of skilled workers worldwide is a reminder of the Mariner's Rhyme - "Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink."

Crispin ArandaOriginally posted on January 14, 2016; updated February 16, 2016

Top 10 Jobs Worldwide

Top Ten Most Popular Careers for 2016 in Canada

  1. In-Home Nurse: Under the supervision of doctors and more highly trained nurses, Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses take care of individuals with health problems, whether they are sick, dying, or disabled. As the preference for care moves to the home, there will be far more opportunities for In-Home Nurses than there were before.
  2. Nurse Practitioner: As healthcare provision continues to grow in non-hospital settings, the openings for nurse practitioners, who provide a level of direct medical care to patients and acts as a consultant to other practising nurses, continue to increase.
  3. Programmer Analyst: Computer programmers write, test, and maintain the detailed instructions, called programs, which computers must follow to perform their functions. As digital technology continues to advance, the need for skilled analysts and programmers will continue to grow.
  4. Physician and Surgeon: The expansion of both the public and private healthcare sectors leads to an increasing number of specialist areas and an ever increasing need for physicians and surgeons.
  5. Teacher, Special Education: The greater awareness and development of educational approaches for students with special needs is leading to the expansion of this educational sector.
  6. Pharmacist: Today's pharmacists work with patients to determine what the patient's needs are and what care should be provided. This is called "pharmaceutical care", and it is all about identifying, resolving and preventing medication-related problems. Increasingly, pharmacists are working in a range of settings.
  7. Psychiatrist: Psychiatrists are physicians (medical doctors) who specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and emotional disorders, and act as consultants for other physicians. Psychiatrists work in hospitals, mental health clinics and private offices.
  8. Radiological Technician: Radiological technologists - also known as x-ray technicians - explain procedures to patients, make images for physicians to interpret, and keep records of patients' treatments. Government economists expect job growth for x-ray technicians to be faster than the average for all careers.
  9. Registered Nurses: Changes in the healthcare system continue to broaden the opportunities for nurses. An especially important trend is the increasing number of services that emphasise illness prevention and health promotion programs. Many of these are planned and staffed by registered nurses.
  10. Physiotherapist: Physiotherapists assess patients and plan and carry out individually designed treatment programs to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning and alleviate pain. Employment in hospitals, clinics, sports organisations, extended care facilities and private practice continues to expand.

Source - http://www.alec.co.uk/free-career-assessment/top-10-most-popular-careers.htm


Top 10 Skilled Trades in Canada

1.    Electrical and Telecommunications Contractor

2.    Longshore Workers

3.    Heavy Construction Equipment Supervisor

4.    Oil and Gas Well Operators

5.    Construction Manager

6.    Locomotive Engineer

7.    Construction Trades / Contractors Supervisor

8.    Pipefitting Contractor and Supervisor

9.    Power Line and Cable Worker

10.  Industrial Electrician

Source - http://thetalentgroup.ca/canadas-best-jobs-top-10-jobs-skilled-trades/

Top Ten Most Popular Careers for 2016 in the UK

  1. Data Communications Analysts: More and more organisations now stay in touch internally and externally with other sites via networked communications. Analysts are responsible for overseeing the installation and maintenance of such networks, which are now becoming critical to the economic and social infrastructure.
  2. Marketing Officer: Once existing solely in the private sector, the marketing function is also now an intrinsic aspect of organisational life in the public and voluntary sector. The development of the Internet has served to add to the marketing role, meaning that marketing opportunities continue to grow.
  3. Software Engineers: The IT job sector grows in size as technological advances continue to be made. Computerised systems are ever more present in every area of organisational activity. Software engineers, who design and develop new applications to meet specific needs, are in ever greater demand.
  4. Medical Administrator: There is an increasing need for administrators and clerical staff in the healthcare sector, which continues to grow.
  5. Community Nurse: The development of primary healthcare sees more nursing activities taking place in the local community than ever before. The openings for community nurses, who perform non-surgical tasks in the home or other local settings, are increasing year on year.
  6. Advertising Agency Account Executive: The media sector is becoming ever more specialised and complex, with an increasing number of specialist publications, broadcast channels and online media. An increasing level of targeted marketing through advertising is seeing growth in the number of opportunities for advertising executives.
  7. Customer Services Assistant: The growth of Customer Relationship Management has led to the establishment of many more customer service teams, who are dedicated to responding to customer queries and fulfilling services requested by the telephone or online.
  8. Information Officer: Digital technology has enabled organisations to store more data more efficiently than in the past. Consequently, more personnel are needed who can offer specialist skills in operating database software and information networks, retrieving and disseminating information as necessary.
  9. Administrator: Secretarial jobs may be decreasing as the personal computer changes the shape of office processes, yet administrative jobs are growing, largely due to the centralisation of organisational systems.
  10. Engineer: There is a growing demand for highly trained, skilled personnel who are able to meet the needs of the mechanical, electrical, electronic, automotive, biomedical and civil engineering sciences.

Source - http://www.alec.co.uk/free-career-assessment/top-10-most-popular-careers.htm


Top 10 Jobs in the U.S.A.

1.    Skilled Trades

2.    Drivers

3.    Teachers

4.    Sales Representatives

5.    Secretaries, PAs, Receptionists, Administrative Assistants, and Office Support Staff

6.    Management / Executive; Management/Corporate

7.    Nurses

8.    Technicians

9.    Accounting and Finance Staff

10.  Engineers

Authors & Contributors

Crispin Aranda

Crispin Aranda

Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.

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