Pursuing Your Passion vs A Field With Job Security

Tuesday, April 28, 2009, PM | 1 Comment

Job security in this economy? Hard to come by, no matter what profession you choose. Even in good times during the good old days, it was not enough to pursue a field with perceived stability. You will want to pursue in a field you feel passionate about and can make a decent living doing it and that involves using skills you can easily apply to other fields.

The one condition I feel strongly about is you must excel in your field. Whether by education or experience, you must know the overall picture of your field and the specific industry you are in, but you must be able to work out its details as well.

Information Technology (IT) is a field that can provide you with good money but there has been so many ups and downs in IT the last so many years that many students have forfeited it to something else. They have jumped the wagon so to speak.

Pursuing what you love will give you access to creativity and energy that you would not otherwise be able to tap while work diligently for long hours to a job you are indifferent about.

In the mean time, nothing should stop you from pursuing your interests on the side while working a 9-to-5 job to pay the bills. You can stow away some money for a future business or career change.

In a Nutshell
Whichever way you go, it seems you will be choosing well, at least according to a recent study released from Career Cast, ranking the best and worst occupations in the U.S. Both accounting and actuarial science – actuaries are professionals who provide expert advice and relevant solutions for business and societal problems that involve economic risk – made it into the top 10; actuary came in second place and accounting came in tenth.

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