Fancy a career change in 2019? Here’s the top 10 job sectors to choose from

Accounting, engineering and construction could all offer you a happier working environment and a better work-life balance, according to independent jobs site CV-Library

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Could you choose a new career in 2019?


New research has shown almost 40% of people in the UK are unhappy in their current job and would like to switch careers in 2019.

Leading independent jobs site CV-Library asked 5,000 professionals across the country to find out what the best career options were for the New Year. They used the information to compile this top 10:

1. Accounting – If you’re looking for a great manager

With a staggering 91.3% of accounting professionals revealing that they get on with their manager, this is the industry for you if you want a boss you can get on board with.

2. Engineering – For a role that will always keep you smiling

Over half of engineers (55%) said they truly enjoy their current role, with 41.3% putting their happiness down to the great company culture. For a job that keeps you smiling, consider the engineering industry.

3. Marketing – If you like travelling for work

With over a third (34.8%) of marketers revealing that they travel for work and 62.5% of those saying they make a few trips each year, this is the ideal industry if you like to travel

4. IT – If you’re looking for an impressive salary

If it’s a bigger pay packet you want, the IT sector could be for you. Throughout 2018, the industry has seen some of the highest salaries across the UK, with advertised pay averaging at £44,060 a year.

5. Design – If it’s flexible working you want

Over half (52.4%) of professionals in the design industry said they have the opportunity to work from home when they want to, more than any other sector. So if it’s flexible working you’re after, consider a career in design.

6. Hospitality – If you want a stress-free role

At a time when it’s vital that you look after your mental wellbeing, finding a job that’s not overly stressful plays a key part in this.  Almost half (47.3%) of hospitality workers revealed that they never feel stressed at work, making this one of the best industries to work in.

7. Education – If you want colleagues you can call your friends

A whopping 94.6% of education professionals said that they get on with their colleagues, making this the perfect industry if you’re looking to work with a friendly team.  

8. Construction – If you want a better work-life balance

More than three quarters (79.7%) of construction workers say they have a good work-life balance, more than any other industry! So if it’s balance you’re after, this could be the place for you.

9. Care – If you’re looking for job satisfaction  

Over half (58.1%) of care professionals say they’re truly satisfied in their role, with their colleagues and the company culture cited as some of the main reasons for this – this makes it the best industry for job satisfaction.

10. Charity – If you want to be part of a diverse workforce

The majority (91%) of charity professionals deem their workplace to be diverse, so if you’re looking to work with a great and varied team, this industry could be for you.

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, said: “If the New Year has you looking for a new job, consider your career priorities carefully before settling on a role. And despite what many think, it’s never too late to shake things up, so why not consider a career change in 2019? There are plenty of exciting opportunities available in some the UK’s key industries.”

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