As your daughter starts to consider their future education and the careers they are interested in while in high school they have to look at many different choices as there are many education programs available at colleges and universities. Depending on your daughters’ passions, she can easily find many career areas that will fit into these interest areas. Actually, there a huge number of careers that are new and were not even available five years ago. Since the use of technology continues to increase and is now dominating the daily lives of people around the world, careers in STEM fields continue to expand exponentially. To be clear, high paid jobs often require time and effort to be able to get credentialed or to be qualified for the field. For instance, a surgical technologist or what is sometimes called a scrub is a great career area, but one that not everyone is completely aware. Below you will find a list of careers that girls today should definitely consider as they are contemplating their future.
One highly recommended career I encourage my own daughters to examine is the field of coding. Our world is controlled by computers and the world will only continue to need highly trained individuals that will allow our computers and the infrastructures of the web and data interface to continue to grow and expand. Front-end developers and web designers are among some of the top wanted careers nowadays and as you look at future career trends, companies are showing that this need will continue to grow into the future.
Scrubs and Surgical Tech
The surgical technologist (or scrub) is a professional health ally that assists with all aspects of surgical care. Scrubs are often critical members of the surgical teams. The surgical techs have a deep acknowledge about the sterile and aseptic techniques and are also responsible for medical equipment such as C-arm fluoroscope and any other kind of orthopedics and angioplasty tools. The surgical technologist often works with other technicians in another field since their discipline can be found in any medical area.
Surgical Technologist careers are estimated to grow in the next few years. As the medical field is also highly affected by technology, the surgical technologists are going to be tasked to perform any assistance for laser and robotics too. The person that chooses to be a surgical technologist will surely have a bright future. As a matter of fact, the surgical tech salary San Diego and other cities is very competitive. Surgical techs in San Diego are making on average $44,330 per year or $21.31 per hour, and this is after finishing a two year program at a community college.
Being a data analyst is in high demand. If you look online today you will find many jobs posted and in talking to professionals in this field, they have a very difficult time finding people that are qualified or that have an interest in this career area. Since the world is run by data the need for data analysts will continue to grow and expand. The analysis of data assists companies to making better decisions and to allow companies to achieve the outcomes that they set for their overall companies’ success. Companies like Google and Apple, among many others, need many data analysts in order to track their customers, analyze internal and external metrics, report to outside accrediting bodies and more. Data Analysts bring the best quality of services to their clients and this allows the company to achieve higher profits. Data analysts are well paid and the future of these kinds of jobs is astonishing.
Being an expert in math opens many doors for both scientific and non-scientific fields. So many of the systems that are required in businesses today require a degree of understanding when it comes to utilizing algorithms and mathematical formulas. Mastering mathematics will bring more opportunities to any person who wants to get involved in any technical field. Math can also assist greatly when talking about the future of businesses and companies.
No one can deny that young people do not have passions when it comes to looking at their future. This is the main reason why I encourage parents all of the time to have their daughters and sons start exploring career areas in middle school if possible. The more informed that kids can be the better decisions that they can make as they move along their own educational journey.