Careers to Avoid

This article talks about several jobs where there are projected to be limited growth opportunities and also mentions jobs where there are excellent future growth prospects. We have recommended this article to show YPNG members the range of salaries as well as the likely future demand for certain skills that should be part of the research any member does as part of deciding on a career pathway. Any career that you are considering should be measured against these kinds of future growth prospects.

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Fed up with your current job and ready to seek greener pastures? A career change can allow you to follow your passions, pursue your dreams, and expand your horizons. But beware of transitioning into one of these careers, whose low median annual salaries and declining jobs numbers make them some of the worst in America.

There are a variety of reasons for their less-than-stellar outlooks and pay: Sometimes it’s a highly-competitive field, says John Hadley, principal of a career search counseling firm in New Jersey. Sometimes the position requires minimal skill or minimal responsibility, he says.

So if you’re looking for a career change, here’s a rundown of some of the worst jobs that you should steer clear of, along with some alternatives that could offer better pay and more job security.

Read the full article in Yahoo.

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