The U.S. economy has been in a long, tepid recovery since the financial crisis that almost collapsed the banking and housing market. Economic and wage growth hasn’t been that strong, but the country has since added a net of jobs and managed to reduce the rate of unemployment.
Gains of employment are existent albeit slow, but some states in the U.S. prove to be luckier than some — Florida being one them. Leading the way is Boca Raton, the southernmost city in Palm Beach County, which according to South Florida businessman Lee Rosen is “well known to be boom-bust.”
Back in the day, there was no way of knowing which jobs will be a hit in fifty years. These days, however, we can guess which ones are going to be the most fruitful for workers in one year. That said, here are the best jobs to have in Boca Raton that’ll further contribute to the city’s economic growth.
Lee S. Rosen says that the understanding of the Affordable Care Act and the greater trust in the economy is causing the strong demand for medical and healthcare workers. In the past months, jobs in these sectors have been up three-fold. There’s high demand for registered nurses in labor and delivery and operating rooms, as well as lab assistants, dental professionals, and clinical laboratory technicians.
The construction industry has had a hard time since the housing crisis. Construction workers left the industry causing the demand for new workers to fill the positions. As of now, there’s still a ton of positions waiting to be filled with business owners aiming for out of high school individuals willing to be trained or looking to start a new career.
Electricians and plumbers are also in demand in Boca Raton, jobs that promise good pay and maybe a business of their own in the future. The thing about these jobs is that there are training centers that you can enroll into and finish within months, but the skills you gain is more than enough to keep you employed.
If you’re skilled at managing people or have a degree for a managerial position, you might want to take advantage of the demand in a wide variety of industries including retail, automotive, housekeeping, and construction. First line supervisors that promise a salary of $45,460 are also needed in South Florida, not only in Boca but Broward County and Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade, as well.
People with strong programming skills or have a degree in computer science or information technology will get even luckier this year. Both huge companies and start-ups are looking for software engineers and creative developers to create innovative apps or strengthen underlying systems.
Tech jobs are becoming one of the highest paying professions since last year, with a salary of $72, 059 to $102, 280, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Health and Fitness Jobs
Health and wellness are both gaining momentum, drawing the need for fitness trainers and health gurus. Trainers can guide people in all age groups as long as they are willing to be a part of a fitness plan.
A trainer’s job can be flexible given that one can teach classes at the gym or a client’s home. By 2022, it’s expected that the demand for fitness trainers will grow about 8 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A job as a trainer has the median salary of $39, 000 or more, which only needs a certification test to be called a qualified professional.
With such a fluid economy, it will be interesting to see how these jobs will continue to grow in years to come. For now, however, entrepreneur Lee Rosen believes that this information will help shape the career path of many individuals who work in Boca.