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What is the best career path to take if I want a stable job.

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David’s Answer

So many directions you could take! I think there are many, many careers of many, many kinds that would be stable. You might want to do some internet research on what careers have good outlooks over the next 20-40 years. Is the career in demand? Does it require difficult skills or training that prevents many people from competing for the same job? Could the career be threatened by computer automation, AI, or outsourcing to cheaper countries?

So for example, being a doctor: always in demand and requires lots of training. Some aspects could potentially get automated but that doesn't look probably for a long time.

On the other extreme, being a movie actor: I would say "supply" (the number of people who want to do it) far exceeds "demand" (the number of actors needed by movie studios for the number of movies they want to make), so this career does not seem it would be stable--thus the common joke that every waiter and coffee barista in Hollywood is an aspiring actor.

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Alexandre’s Answer

Hi, if you clarify what stable job means to you, I can definitely help with additional comments. Is this job security? in this case, you should look for 2 key aspects being the first what is the prospect of this job still be relevant in years to come ( in time you plan to work) and how much risk you willing to take in pushing career forward, meaning taking additional responsibilities. In any case, key question is what you looking for to achieve in professional life , based on education, financial aspirations, independency, family and ambition. There is always a risk, but to minimize the risk you should do all your best every day and always decide based on your and family( if applicable) priorities
Thank you comment icon Hi Alexandre - your advice is very insightful. Thank you for sharing! Sheila Jordan
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Danielle’s Answer

Hi Jason! Great question. There are many options you can take, and first and foremost finding a career that you enjoy and want to be in is crucial for stability. From personal experience, a career in insurance offers tremendous opportunity and stability as well as many avenues for growth. Insurance is never something I would have imagined going into, but fell into after making a switch from teaching. I love that it involves data, relationships, is always something that will be needed in our world.

You also may find stability and growth in many other careers, I have connections who have found a lot of success in the field of engineering and law. Hope you find something you and enjoy and remember, you will continue to learn and evolve along the way! Never too late to find your path.

Danielle
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