5 Careers That Have A Shortage of Workers

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If you have been trying to find a job, then you will be happy to know that there are a number of great, high-paying professions that are hiring. In fact, there are some professions that actually have a shortage of workers. Below are five great professions that have a shortage of workers:


You are probably not surprised to see nursing on this list. There has been a nursing shortage for several years. Now is a great time to become a nurse because there are some clinics and hospitals that will even pay for your education. You will need a diploma from an accredited nursing program if you are interested in becoming a licensed practical nurse. If you want to become a registered nurse, then you will need at an associate’s degree.

Skilled Trade

There has also been an increased demand for skilled trade workers. Plumbers, pipefitters and electricians are examples of skilled trade workers. You do not need a bachelor’s degree in order to become a skill trade worker. However, you will have to complete some training beyond high school. The amount of education that you need will depend on the type of job that you are interested in getting.


There are many school districts in the United States that are facing layoffs and budget cuts. That is why there has been an increased demand for skilled teachers. Foreign language, mathematics and special education are the areas that are in greatest need of teachers.

If you want to become a teacher, then you will have to earn a bachelor’s degree. It will take you about four or five years to earn a bachelor’s degree. You will have the chance to make a difference in the life of another person if you choose to become a teacher. Remember, there can be no doctors, lawyers, nurses or business people without teachers.


Engineering jobs are very hard to fill. Many engineers today are reaching the retirement age, and there are not enough engineers entering the field to fill the void left by the engineers who have already retired. If you have dreamed about making a six figure income, then you should definitely consider becoming an engineer. However, it is important to note that engineers are required to have excellent math skills.

You’ll need to have a bachelor’s degree in engineering to get a job in this field. However, some employers will hire you if you have a bachelor’s degree in a science or math field.

Customer Service

Most companies today are focused on bringing in more revenue and building client relationships, which is why there has been an increased demand for customer service representatives. One of the many great things about this profession is that it does not require that you earn a degree. If you are an extrovert who has a strong work ethic, then this may be the job for you. Even though you don’t need to have a college degree for this job, you’ll still probably have to complete on-the-job training.

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This is a guest post.  As a nurse practitioner, Mona Jenkins is aware of the scarcity of qualified professionals in her area; you can check 10 States With The Biggest Nursing Shortages to see if your area is one that is in great need of more nurses.


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