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Okay, so maybe you are feeling stuck in a rut in your current job right? I totally get it and have been there.  A change in careers might be in the cards for you at this point but which career are you qualified to do?  Maybe you are considering going back to school to pursue a specific career, one that you have been putting off for far too long. I say go for it!  It’s never too late to start shooting for your dreams, and this means your career choice.

To help you get started, I have compiled a brief list as seen by Aastha Dogra of some of the best careers to pursue in 2011.  One of these may be your ideal career or none of them appeal to you whatsoever and you have something else up your sleeve.  Either way maybe this list could be helpful so someone you know aching to make a drastic career change.

Careers in 2011

The Healthcare field is becoming more and more demanding and will continue in the years ahead.  The three most pursued careers titles are: Physician Assistant, Physical Therapist, and Nurse.  According to Buzzle, the average salary for these professions is between $60,000 and $70,000 a year. A Bachelor’s degree or even a Masters degree in Science is most likely required. Not only are these professions demanding they seem to be getting more popular as many people are going back to school in some area of the healthcare field.  Go to healthcare careers for a complete list of health care jobs and training.

Information Technology is a current field that is always changing and advancing.  There will most likely always be job openings in this field as long as you possess the right qualifications.  The most sought after positions in Information Technology are software developers, software testers, technical writers, etc.  You can expect to see a pay salary of up to $90,000 a year according to a source from Buzzle.  You can expect to possess a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or liberal arts in order to apply for a position in the Information Technology field.  For more information regarding careers in this field go to Pathways to Technology.

Business and Finance is another field growing in leaps and bounds since so many companies are in need of financial analysts and financial planners.  Experienced planners are expected to make up to $100,000 a year. Not too shabby.  Other careers within this specific category include sales manager, human resource manager, and market research professionals.  These jobs will most likely be in higher demand in the years ahead as long as the economy cooperates allowing this field to thrive. Jobs and Careers have a fantastic article on Business and Financial Operations. Check it out!

If you are looking to work in the education field, 2011 is the best year to start on this path.  Schools will always need teachers no matter how the economy is doing though you may expect to see a dip in the pay scale.  In order to become a teacher within your State you will need to possess a Bachelors degree and some sort of teaching certificate or license.  If you want to be higher up on the education ladder then you will have to obtain a PHD say if you want to become a college professor. The Career Education Corporation offers you information on particular schools where you can earn a degree in education.

The Media and Communications field will probably always be in need of individuals who have writing/blogging skills. Rich or entertaining content is what makes a website stellar and informative.  Other jobs in this field include but are not limited to advertising, game designers, actors, editors, etc.  Experts are advising those who have a desire to work in this field to jump on the bandwagon as they are considered top jobs and careers in America.  Go to Career Overview for more information on media and communications.

Are you thinking of switching careers this year, or at least train for a new career?  If so, are any of the careers listed above in your future?  Maybe you are considering something other than what is listed.  Please share with us your plans and goals.

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