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Ten Jobs That Should Stand the Test of Time

Most of us have had our fair share of jobs in a quest to find the right fit, but at times it may feel like there's no such thing. Maybe that perfect position is somewhere out there, and a good place to start looking for employment is where there's demand.

In its September issue, Glamour named these 10 jobs that are "desperate for employees and will be for years to come." And if you're over working for someone else and have an idea you want to pursue, start planning at

  1. Accountant
  2. Event planner
  3. Environmental engineer
  4. Sales representative
  5. Schoolteacher
  6. Financial adviser
  7. Personal trainer
  8. Advertising manager
  9. Chef/food prep
  10. Geriatric nurse


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daniemre daniemre 8 years
nurseee! loves it
rice-a-roni rice-a-roni 8 years
YESSSSSSS!! Accountants rock!!
geenbean geenbean 8 years
I don't think the list should have limited the nursing profession to simply "geriatric nurses." It's true that as the nation ages we will require more and more nurses who care specifically for the baby boomers who are entering their elderly years. However, there is an overall shortage of nurses in general and there will continue to be that shortage for many years. Therefore, all types of nurses will be in demand in the years to come. In reference to the comment about nursing school waitlists, it may be that application numbers are up but the real problem is the lack of nursing educators. And yes, nursing is more often than not difficult, dirty and unglamorous. It does have its rewarding moments, though...
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I notice a good number of jobs in that list with good freelance potential. Nice!
gabiushka gabiushka 8 years
Choosing from those I would like to be a personal trainer or chef.
alethia037 alethia037 8 years
You can make pretty good money as an executive chef, or even as a sous chef... especially at a restaurant in a city like NYC or San Fran.
zabrow zabrow 8 years
"Not surprised at "Geriatric nurse". But it's one of those jobs few people actually aspire to. One of those jobs that are difficult, dirty, and unglamorous all rolled into one." you'd be surprised how many people aspire to be nurses even though it can be a "difficult, dirty and unglamorous" job. nursing school admissions are TOUGH. in my city three community colleges have a 3-4 year wait lists to get into their nursing programs and the big universities here get thousands of applications for 50 or 60 spots.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 8 years
Yeah none of these jobs are me. :p lol
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
I would not want to do ANY of these jobs.
gemsera gemsera 8 years
Accountants ALWAYS make good money and are in demand. Its crazy. Over here in the UK, i would say 80% of jobs advertised in my area are for accountants, and all at least double what I get paid being a project analyst. The same is true in AU, and this has been the same way for a few years now.
katie225 katie225 8 years
teacher depends on the grade level and subjects taught. for example, i got hired as a teacher before i even finished my credential (worked as an intern for 1/2 a year) because i teach math. but i know people who got their credential in multiple subjects (meaning elementary school teachers), and they don't have jobs for next year yet. same with history/social studies and, to a point, english. i'm SO glad i picked math, though. i will never be without a job! :)
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 8 years
I was a personal trainer before I went back to university, and I wouldn't recommend it.. why is nurse there and not doctor?
luv_bug1211 luv_bug1211 8 years
Woo! I'm number one! One of the many reasons I picked this path :D
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 8 years
My major is advertising and I graduate in 2 let's hope this list is true!
looseseal looseseal 8 years
I'm surprised at "Schoolteacher", 'cause I keep hearing about how hard it is to get hired at a school. But maybe more people are quitting now because it's getting to be a dangerous job. Not surprised at "Geriatric nurse". But it's one of those jobs few people actually aspire to. One of those jobs that are difficult, dirty, and unglamorous all rolled into one.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 8 years
My brother's friend is a pastry chef at a hotel in Downtown NYC. His salary is OK but he makes much more outside the job catering weddings and other parties.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i think that it also depends on the market that you're in. in places like NYC where i am or Miami - where i was - being an event planner - well it's like everyone is doing that - so there's less of a demand for people who want those jobs - they're over flowing with people who want them. i think that there is a market for a few of those though- and if it's something that you're passionate about - then go for it. if i could be a chef or a trainer - i would do that!
tiffanyfuchsia tiffanyfuchsia 8 years
Is it difficult to actually make good money as a chef?
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