The Best and Worst Jobs of 2014 – part one

ID-100211185The Best Jobs

If you’re thinking of switching professions how can you be certain the grass really will be greener on the other side?

A recent survey conducted by Adzuna, the online search engine for jobs, provides an insight into the best and most promising jobs of 2014 and beyond. Over 2,000 job roles were analysed in terms of salary, working conditions and career progression. In addition, job security, levels of competitiveness and other factors believed to cause stress at work were also analysed. The results were compiled to create a top ten best jobs of 2014, some of which might just surprise you…

So what line of work does Adzuna consider the best and least stressful occupation of 2014?

If you are a translator or web developer then you need look no further for work! These digital age occupations were top of Adzuna’s list, followed closely by more traditional professions we might expect to see in the top ten: surgeon, solicitor, vet, architect and dentist for example.

Rank

Job Title

Avg. Salary

No. of Jobs

1

Translator

£39,900

7363

2

Web developer

£34,600

13081

3

Surgeon

£63,300

1037

4

Lawyer

£56,300

2909

5

Vet

£42,100

2371

6

Pilot

£59,000

905

7

Actuary

£56,000

219

8

Physiotherapist

£65,000

1547

9

Architect

£64,000

4321

10

Dentist

£80,000

1662

 

So just why is the profession of translator so coveted?

Adzuna found translators, along with librarians, to have the least stressful jobs. This was due to the fact both roles are subject to low levels of competition, have few deadlines and undertake little physical work. Adzuna’s findings were consolidated by similar research published by CareerCast in February this year that looked at the job situation in USA and Canada.

Adzuna and CareerCast’s research also found that translators and web developers can expect job security and some of the highest salaries. For web developers in particular, the future looks bright. Considered to be the ideal profession in terms of salary, convenience and career potential it is also the career to be in if you wish to avoid stress at work. Working freelance (as many do) releases developers from the demands of an employer and this, combined with the comfort of working from home, makes it one of the most stress-free occupations in the UK.

In terms of future development roles in IT and engineering dominate the list, notably because roles in these industries have seen an average 3.2% salary increase since January 2013. With the decline of the high street, and retail’s growing reliance on online platforms, the trend is likely to continue. Therefore, for jobseekers considering a career change, digital and IT related jobs may be well worth upskilling for. Adzuna’s head of research, Flora Lowther, echoes this sentiment when she says “job seekers should be taking note of this.”

If you’re considering a new role or even a complete career change but don’t know how to go about it start by contacting us. We’ll help you get your best job in 2014!

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