Today’s job market is more competitive and fierce than it’s ever been, with eager job candidates being forced to sink or swim in a shark eat shark ocean of talent. And while the Great Recession is left farther and farther in the past, the economical and financial shock waves of devastation it left in its wake are still very much of a reality in the present. Because of the Recession, job seekers now place greater emphasis on stability by pursing secure and in demand career fields. Though more people are becoming entrepreneurs than ever thanks to the accessibility and reach the internet provides, traditional careers are still highly favored and aggressively sought after.
So here’s the million dollar question that every job seeker desiring a stable, secure, and long lasting traditional career wants to know; what are the safest, most in demand career fields that provide the highest salaries and most secure career trajectories? While essential personal services such as law enforcement officers, fire fighters, other first responders such as emergency medical technicians, nurses, doctors, and other areas of medicine will always be in demand, law, especially legal matters relating to family law and criminal law will forever be in need as well.
Just as law enforcement officers and medical professionals cannot be replaced by technology such as robotics and will always be needed, a trusted attorney such as a criminal lawyer or a family lawyer, will always be needed. As such, studying criminal law, while expensive, is well worth the investment. Not only are the salaries of those that work in criminal law quite high, studying and working in criminal law guarantees a career stability.
Another reason why a career in law is so sought after is because it provides a high level of job satisfaction. Working a mundane position that requires a large amount of drudgery can lead to a low level of job satisfaction, which is can be problematic for both employer and employee alike. Not only are many of these kinds of positions low paying, but they also typically involve a high level of stress as well. Examples include the food service, retail, customer service, and hospitality industries.
Working in law, on the other hand, provides the best of both or many career worlds; it provides people dedicated to helping other an excellent opportunity to do so in one of the most righteous ways, it involves a high level of mental stimulation, a reputation for job satisfaction, and of course, a wonderful salary. And in addition to criminal defense and family law, there are a number of other legal outlets that provide people that are passionate about certain causes to make real, tangible differences in those respective arenas.
For example, if person is passionate about the environment and its protection, they could become an environmental lawyer and help to prosecute people and businesses that are environmentally unethical, irresponsible, and dangerous. Or a person that is passionate about philanthropy could become a human rights lawyer in order to see that justice is served to those who need it most. The list of noble causes and their respective legal crusaders goes on seemingly indefinitely.