Creating a Career: Job Trends in the USA You Need to Know as a Student


Every year, a number of us desis step into universities abroad to get the best quality education possible. Apart from the abundant knowledge, foreign universities offer great possibilities for super successful career paths.

If you asked around, you’d see that the reason why people with bigger dreams don’t confine themselves to the domestic study circuit is simple. Colleges abroad provide bigger—and better—exposure to well-paying job opportunities.

This is especially true in the case of US universities including the likes of Stanford, Harvard, MIT, Columbia and NYU. If you’re at one of these—or are planning to enrol in one—it’s time to think about putting the sea of opportunities to good use.

Careers in USA

To chalk out the perfect career plan, you’ll need to get in the know about the current job trends in the U.S. To this end, let’s take a look at the recent trends ruling the employment scene in the US.

The Availability Of Alternates

The job market in India is rather simple: you become a doctor, a lawyer, or an engineer, or no one cares. Times have changed, and new career opportunities have entered the fray. However, the US job market is much wider, offering much more varied career paths.

A lot of ‘alternate’ career options have entered mainstream popularity. Some obscure-in-India occupations—such as forensic science jobs—are household names in the US today.

Increasing Demand For Conventional Choices

The arrival of new career options doesn’t mean that the old occupations have lost their charm, however.

Conventional sectors like the software industry and government jobs continue to flourish; the former is no risk of a decline in demand, for instance. If you’re pursuing the tried-and-trusted MS-in-the-US route, you can sleep peacefully without having to worry about job market-related chaos.

Tech-Jobs

It won’t be an overstatement if we say that digital advertising changed the job market scenario like nothing before, especially in the US.

All these E-commerce companies like Amazon, Twitter, Facebook have been hiring technology professionals to manage the marketing of their companies. As a result of this, demand for IT jobs like developers and engineers doesn’t seem to decrease anytime soon. Can you say “Silicon Valley”?

A State Of Hiring

According to a research report compiled by the Collegiate Employment Research Institute, the states situated in Central Midwest, South Central, South East and Midwest Atlantic will witness more hires than the rest of the US.

Apparently, the percentage of hiring is going to increase by 20% over the last year.

The report goes on to say that recruiters are stepping into hiring with greater expectations than in previous years.

The Research-Driven Approach

Recruiters are looking to exploit technology, in an effort to increase efficiency in the process of hiring.

A lot of research is being carried out to derive data that will help ease the process. The data so extracted is useful—not only for the new recruitments, but also to foster better relationships with existing employees.

The Dawn Of The Millennials

A study made by Upwork reveals that a large percentage (30%, to be precise) of managers in the US today are ]millennials.

This trend is set to grow in the coming days, with millennials occupying more positions in various companies than ever before. If you’re part of this generation, this should perk you up; the US job market working in the favour of youngsters.

Job-hunting can sometimes become an overwhelming process, in spite of superior academic credentials. These trends might just help you approach the job market with a different perspective.

Stick to your strengths, and march ahead with conviction. But don’t fail to make an informed decision under any circumstance.

All the best!

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