Thursday, August 25, 2016

2016 Best Careers/Jobs for Smart Moms and Dads

I have met thousands of women and men who are looking for careers that allow them to meet the immediate or projected demands of their lives. They are also looking for work that has value. Their enthusiasm is directly tied to their personality, interest, work values, financial goals or even skill set.

The list changes regularly due to our changing economy. My top picks are based on strong national job outlook and flexibility to do the work with a family, through illness or while caring for someone. Each career has decent earning potential and will utilizes and develops your transferable skills for that next opportunity. Each job is linked to a reputable resource that will provide more info in detail.

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Here are my votes for some of the top 2016 mom and dad careers/jobs:


SKILLS - Skills required/acquired/developed while working this job
OUTLK - National Job Outlook
EDREQ - Minimum Education Required
SAL - Salary (Average Full-Time)
LOC - Remote/Part Time

  1. Personal Financial Planners
    SKILLS - Data Analysis, People Skills, Enterprising, Problem Solving, Listening
    OUTLK- 30%+
    EDREQ - BS & On the Job Training
    SAL (full-time) - 75k
    LOC - Remote, Part-Time, Full-Time
  2. Recruiter (Executive, Specialty, General)
    SKILLS - Selecting Highly Productive Employees, Assessing Needs, Detail Oriented, Prioritizing Competing Demands
    OUTLK - 5-9%
    EDREQ - BS
    SAL - 52k
    LOC - Remote, Part-Time, Contract
  3. Sonographers (also consider Radiologic Technologist & Computer Tomography)
    SKILLS - Results Driven, Investigative, Precise, Product/Equipment Knowledge, Good Judgement, Work Quickly
    OUTLK - 29%
    EDREQ - Assoc MRI
    SAL - 63k
    LOC - Part-Time, Full-Time
  4. Medical Records Technician/Manager
    SKILLS - Organized, Accuracy, Calming Agitated Patients/Customers, Research, Analytical Computer/Technology
    OUTLK - 20%
    EDREQ - Certification (RHIT)
    SAL - ~35k
    LOC - Onsite/Full-Time but set hours
  5. Interpreters/Translators/Linguists
    SKILLS - Collaborating, Accuracy, Neutral, Public Speaking, Professional, Listening
    OUTLK - 29%
    EDREQ - BS, On the Job Training
    SAL - 44k
    LOC - Part-Time, Full-Time, Contract
  6. Occupational Aides/Assistants/Therapists
    SKILLS - Technology, Quick Assessment of Situation, Resourceful, Problem Solving related to people, Social Perceptiveness, Great Communication, Physical Strength
    OUTLK - 40%
    EDREQ - CNA, Reabilitation Course, OTJ, Assoc, BS
    SAL - 58k
    LOC - Part-Time, Full-Time, Opportunity to Travel
  7. Web Developers/Graphic Design
    SKILLS - Evaluation, Problem Solving related to Complete Tasks/Goals, Creative/Artistic, Teamwork, Detailed Oriented
    OUTLK - 27%
    EDREQ - Assoc in Web Design
    SAL - 64k
    LOC - Remote, Part-Time, Full-Time, Contract
  8. IT/Cyber Security - Featured in the next post