US News prognostiziert für 2008 31 Berufe mit hervorragenden Karrierechancen (Thanks to Gwen E. Sprague), darunter:
* Curriculum/training specialist
* Higher education administrator
* Locksmith/Security system technician
* Physician assistant
* Usability/User experience specialist
and … * Librarian:
Forget about that image of librarian as a mousy bookworm. Librarians these days must be high-tech information sleuths, helping researchers plumb the oceans of information available in books and digital records. It’s an underrated career. Most librarians love helping patrons dig up information and, in the process, learning new things. Librarians may also go on shopping sprees, deciding which books and online resources to buy. They even get to put on performances, like children’s puppet shows, and run other programs, like book discussion groups for elders. On top of it all, librarians‘ work hours are reasonable.
* Advertising executive
* Clinical psychologist
* Medical scientist
* Nonprofit manager
* Police officer
* Real estate agent
* Small-business owner
and … * Physician:
The Appeal: You get to help keep people healthy and cure them when they’re sick. Prestige is high as is the pay.
The Reality: Fewer and fewer patients see their physicians as godlike, especially those whose first instinct is to go online for medical information. Doctors are spending less time than ever with patients and more on paperwork. Insurers keep hacking away at physician costs. And if a Democrat is elected president, some form of national health insurance may be enacted. That could reduce physicians‘ pay and increase their workloads as the nearly 50 million uninsured people in the United States will need to be cared for by the existing cadre of physicians. And those are just the new problems. This career has long had other liabilities. The training spans more than a decade, including four years of science-heavy college coursework, four demanding, expensive (often $200,000) years of medical school, followed by an internship year of 90-plus hours a week, and capped by a few years of residency. After completing all that, there’s usually the ongoing stress of managing your office, trying to care for noncompliant patients, giving unsuspecting patients bad news, and seeing some get sicker and die.
Obwohl mich meine Mutter immer vor dem Bibliothekswesen gewarnt hat, scheine ich doch irgendwie die richtige Entscheidung getroffen zu haben. 😀