What are the Most Popular Careers in 2019?
By Jay Leonardi
Posted on November 9th, 2018 at 2:00 PM
We hear everyone talking about the newest, hottest careers. Popular career titles range from Fitness Trainer to Market Research Analyst to Computer Software Engineer. And with the economy running so well, new opportunities are emerging every day. It’s an exciting time to be searching for a new career!
So, what careers are hot right now?
At JobQuiz.com, we have a unique opportunity to see what careers people are researching. When people take our career test, they gain access to a large database of career positions. With well over a million visitors in 2018, we can easily see which jobs are searched and studied most often on our site.
Our analysis shows a strong interest in social and creative careers. Of the top 20 most searched jobs, social-type careers account for five positions and creative careers account for seven positions. This clearly shows a strong interest in careers that provide more than just a paycheck.
Best Jobs For 201920 Most Popular Career Searches at JobQuiz.com
1. Social Worker - Education: Bachelor’s degree. Median Income: $47,980. What they do: Counsel and aid individuals and families requiring assistance of social service agency. May develop programs and activities according to needs of recipients.
2. Accountant - Education Bachelor’s degree. Median Income: $69,350. What they do: Concerned with examining, analyzing, interpreting and evaluating accounting records. They give advice, prepare statements, record costs, and evaluate financial and budgetary data.
3. Entrepreneur - Education Varies. Median Income: Varies. What they do: Own and operate a business. This could range from a sole proprietor working from home to starting the next Apple.
4. Occupational Therapist Assistant - Education Associate degree. Median Income: $56,690. What they do: Help clients with rehabilitative activities outlined in a treatment plan developed in collaboration with an occupational therapist.
5. Advertising Promotions Manager - Education: Bachelor’s degree. Median Income: $129,380. What they do: Plan and coordinate advertisement programs to promote the sale of a company's products. Consult with sales departments and advertising agencies to develop plans.
6. School Social Worker: Education: - Bachelor’s degree. Median Income: $47,980. What they do: Provide assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and academic functioning of children.
7. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - Education: Associate degree. Median Income: $65,620. What they do: Use equipment to direct sound waves into the patient’s body. Sonographers operate the equipment which forms an image that may be used for diagnosis by a physician.
8. Medical Social Worker - Education: Bachelor’s degree. Median Income: $47,980. What they do: Provide persons, families, or vulnerable populations with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses.
9. Producers and Directors - Education: Bachelor’s degree. Median Income: $71,620. What they do: Produce or direct stage, television, radio, video, or motion picture productions. Responsible for creative decisions, such as interpretation of script, choice of actors, set design, and sound.
10. Set and Exhibit Designer - Education: Bachelor’s degree. Median Income: $59,590. What they do: Design special exhibits and movie, television, and theater sets. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.
11. Actor - Education: Some college. Median Income: $36,380. What they do: Portray, or direct the portrayal of, roles in dramatic productions. May interpret scripts, direct technicians, and conduct rehearsals to create stage presentations.
12. Human Resources Manager - Education: Bachelor’s degree. Median Income: $110,120. What they do: Plan and carry out policies relating to all phases of personnel activity. Recruit, interview and select employees to fill vacant positions. Manage human resources staff.
13. Film and Video Editor - Education: Bachelor’s degree. Median Income: $58,210. What they do: Edit soundtracks, film, and video for the motion picture, cable, and broadcast television industries.
14. Interior Designer - Education Bachelor’s degree. Median Income: $51,500. What they do: Plan, design, and furnish interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Formulate design which is practical, aesthetic, and conducive to intended purpose.
15. Dental Hygienist - Education: Associate degree. Median Income: $74,070. What they do: Perform dental prophylaxis. Remove calcium deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth and gums. Apply medicines to aid in arresting dental decay.
16. Air Traffic Controller - Education: Associate degree. Median Income: $124,540. What they do: Coordinate movement of air traffic to provide maximum separation and safety for aircraft. Also control air traffic within airport vicinity to minimize delays and to maximize safety.
17. Occupational Therapist - Education: Master’s degree. Median Income: $83,200. What they do: Plan, organize, and conduct therapy program in hospital, institution, or community setting to facilitate rehabilitation of mentally, physically, or emotionally handicapped persons.
18. Compliance Officer - Education Bachelor’s degree. Median Income: $105,610. What they do: Examine the condition and quality of products, services, and operations. Enforce adherence to policies, procedures, or regulations and advise on standards.
19. Speech Writer - Education Bachelor’s degree. Median Income: $61,820. What they do: Draft strategic communications designed for delivery by executives, politicians, and others. Must author original text that supports the goals of the person for whom they are writing.
20. Forensic Science Technician - Education: Bachelor’s degree. Median Income: $57,850. What they do: Investigate crimes by collecting and analyzing physical evidence. Often, they specialize in areas such as DNA analysis or firearm examination.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, or at bls.gov.