You've heard it frequently on my show: there are many job vacancies that aren't being filled these days. It's not that the PEOPLE don't exist for them. It's that people have not been trained for those jobs.
That's what my guests on Tuesday of this week told me. Economists Wayne Best and Bill Dunkelberg told listeners that the conventional wisdom...that jobs aren't being filled because people can't pass a drug test or that there are not enough immigrants...is wrong. They called the problem, "training mismatch."
So if you WERE to retrain for a job that would offer better money, what would that job be?
CareerCast just came out with their 2019 Jobs Rated report of the best and worst jobs. And yes, MY job landed on the "worst" list.
First the good news:
Topping the list of the Best Jobs for 2019 is Data Scientist, which has a 19% growth outlook and a median salary of $118,370. In fact, many data-driven fields make the Top 10 this year, including Statistician, Information Security Analyst, Actuary and Mathematician
Top Ten Best Jobs for 2019
- Data Scientist
- University Professor
- Occupational Therapist
- Genetic Counselor
- Medical Services Manager
- Information Security Analyst
- Operations Research Analyst
On the flipside, Taxi Driver is the worst job for 2019, especially thanks to the rise in ride sharing apps. Of the ten worst jobs, only one has a salary above $52,000, and that’s.. broadcaster!!!! It lands on the worst jobs list because it has high levels of stress.
Top Ten Worst Jobs for 2019
- Taxi Driver
- Logging Worker
- Newspaper Reporter
- Retail Salesperson
- Enlisted Military
- Correctional Officer
- Disc Jockey
- Nuclear Decontamination Technician
- Advertising Salesperson
Yes, this job can be stressful...but only if you make it that way. There are many, many things that need to be accomplished during the day - research, scheduling, meetings, social media...but I LOVE LOVE LOVE my job. So I don't see it as stressful.
There IS the fact that people text, email, and communicate in many ways during the day about how much they don't like the show or me. But...having been a politician...I am already used to that. It doesn't impact me.