Most Popular Jobs Around the World

Canada – Healthcare

Healthcare is a growing industry across the world, but, in Canada, care in one’s own home is becoming a more popular and affordable option. Nurses, nurse practitioners and rehabilitation specialists travel to patients’ homes to administer care and perform rehab. These professionals are highly sought after.

U.K. – IT Industry

While there are plenty of start-ups that continue to blossom in the US, the U.K. is experiencing a new age of technological innovation. The most popular IT jobs are data communications analysts and software developers.

South Africa – Mining Industry

South Africa has a lock on mining. Though there has been a decline over the past few years, according to the Chamber of Mines, mining creates one million jobs in South Africa every year.

Australia – Tradespeople

Australia is the smallest continent in the world with about three million residents. Exporting and importing are big business there. Construction is constant as well. Tradespeople and technicians are needed in the aviation, ship building and information technology.

China – Manufacturing

China makes most of the world’s goods. Steel and automotive manufacturers account for up to 44% of the country’s GDP. Service-based industries are also on the rise.

India – IT Industry

Due to the country’s large workforce and low cost-of-living, many international companies outsource their IT departments to India. This has, however, led to many lay-offs in America.

Czech Republic – IT Industry

The Czech Republic is a newer member of the EU and they’re working hard to catch up to their member countries. The IT sector is booming in larger cities, as is the service industry now that more people are starting to travel there.

Japan – Service and Hospitality Industry 

Japan was the center of world manufacturing for many years. Because of the relatively small size of the island nation, they now imports most of their goods and food. Travel in Japan is big business, and the service and hospitality industries employ two-thirds of the nation’s workers! Native English speakers are also highly sought after as English teachers.

Germany – Healthcare and Engineering

Germany has been a leader in information technologies, automotive engineering and pharmaceuticals for decades. They plan on keeping it that way. The nation is actively recruiting workers in healthcare, health science, aeronautical engineering, automotive and IT. Germany is also investing heavily in developing new technologies for renewable energy.

US – Retail

Last, but not least, jobs at home. Retail has a wide scope: from high-end to low, from clothing to car parts and home goods. Salaries get higher as one work their way up to management and administrative positions. Although it might not seem glamorous at first, one can get into the industry with relatively little experience and retail sales are huge in the US!

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