What are your thoughts on these top ten best jobs list or top ten fastest growing job sectors or top 4,934.938 highest paid jobs on the 3rd moon past the 8th asteroid along the Nebula Frontier list?Â I am of mixed mind on its value.Â Â Wow, anesthesiologist makes $530,594.234 during a leap year and that job sector is exploding at a 2.843% increase from yesterday.Â Wow!Â Â
So, would you quit your job to become an “ane-whatever” or retool your whole resume accordingly?Â Â
According to CNNMoney.com, the topÂ 10 jobs are:
- Systems Engineer
- Physicians Assistant
- College Professor
- Nurse Practitioner
- Information Technology Project Manager
- Certified Public Accountant
- Physical Therapist
- Computer/Network Security Consultant
- Intelligence Analyst
- Sales Director
Man, there is only one direct, sales position in that group.Â So, who is out there ginning up business and generating revenue?Â
Forbes’ list of top ten recession-proof jobs are, drum roll please:
- Sales Representative.Â Median salary – $65,000 to $75,000
- Software Design and Development.Â Median salary – $85,000 to $95,000
- Nursing.Â Median salary – $35,000 to $45,000
- Accounting Executive.Â Median salary – $65,000 to $75,000
- Accounting Staff.Â Median salary – $45,000 to $55,000
- Networking and Systems Administration.Â Median salary – $65,000 to $75,000
- Administrative Assistant.Â Median salary – $35,000 to $45,000
- Business Analysis, Software Implementation.Â Median salary – $85,000 to $95,000
- Business Analysis, Research.Â Median salary – $65,000 to $75,000
- Finance Staff.Â Median salary – $65,000 to $75,000
So, what do these two lists tell you?Â How do two very intelligent writing teams come up with two lists that really have nothing in common (other than nursing â€“ very close there)?Â
It tells me that these lists have entertainment value but little else.Â I would not reconfigure my entire career and/or job search strategy based on lists like those.Â Taking these lists at more than face value is like a dog chasing after this rabbit, then that butterfly, and that cat and whatever piques his interest.Â Do not chase rabbits.Â
Develop your list based on the following:Â
- What do you love to do â€“ passionate about?
- What occupies your free time?
- What do you dream of?
- What brings your joy and contentment?
- What part of the world do you want to live in?
- If you could wave a magic wand, where would you live and do what?
And there are more introspective questions that will surface as you begin to brainstorm the preceding questions.Â From this research, you must develop your own list.Â Â
As for the top ten this and top ten that, on the positive note, it is interesting trivia.Â