The Top 10 Industries To Work In In 2019

Fancy a career change this year? Fewer than 40% of British people are not happy with their job, and 73% of them are actively looking to change which industry they work in. CV-Library collected lots of data throughout 2018 to find out what exactly it is that candidates want from their career. From this research, they were able to reveal which industries to consider working in, in 2019.


10. Charity

People who work for charities often say that they have a very diverse work environment. As a matter of fact, 91% of them say it! So if your perfect career involves working with such a varied team, working for a charity is definitely the way to go. Plus, there are about 166,000 charities in the UK – so you’ve got plenty to choose from!


9. Care

Care work came 9th on CV-Library’s list of industries to work in, in 2019. This isn’t surprising, as the Care industry is the most popular industry that we train people to become Assessors in. Most people start their career in care from a genuine interest in the welfare of others. Others have started off by caring for a unwell relative. Some have even started as volunteers. An NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care can give you the training you need to become a carer. After completing your training you can continue to move up the care ladder, so there’s lots of room for personal development and improvement in the Care industry. 


8. Construction

Construction is an industry that will continue to flourish and expand as long as there are new buildings. The Government has pledged that there will be 3 million more apprenticeships in construction by 2020, and more than 3/4 of construction workers say they have a good work-life balance. That’s more than any other industry! Seeing your work develop in front of your eyes is one of the most satisfying aspects of working in construction. You are able to watch a building transform and grow into the final product, knowing you have been a part of the process.


7. Education

Whilst the Education sector isn’t the most highly paid, those who work in this sector don’t do it for the money – or for the 6 weeks off during the summer (as nice as that sounds). One of the reasons for becoming a teacher is to impact a community in a meaningful way. The Education industry gives you the most direct ways to make an impact, and if you are driven by the desire to help those around you, being a teacher is an invaluable contribution. Not only that, but 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!


6. Hospitality

Throughout the tough economic times in the UK, the hospitality sector has remained fairly stable. Even though the travel and hospitality sector did take some hits, the industry survived and is still vibrant and flourishing. Plus, it’s often been known that people that work in this industry can get some of the best tips and bonuses. Some tips in high-end hospitality frequently go as high as 20% when the service user has an excellent experience.


5. Design

Careers in design are all about creating things that are eye-catching and grab the audience’s attention. The design industry tends to revolve around a product.  In order to be successful, you must be very creative; you know what looks good, you can come up with new ideas and develop your own style. However, having a creative flair alone is not enough. Working independently as a freelancer in design is really common, but most designers don’t actually work entirely on their own. If you’re working for a design agency, it is essential to develop excellent communication and teamwork skills.


4. IT

Over 20 million British workers use some form of IT every day as part of their job. With this in mind, it comes as no surprise that the IT sector is one of the fastest growing and in-demand industries in the UK. It means that more than 150,000 new entrants are needed each year to satisfy the high demand. Throughout 2018, the IT industry has seen some of the highest salaries across the UK, with advertised pay averaging at £44,060 a year. Crikey.


3. Marketing

Marketing is a growing industry and a vital part of almost every organisation. Technology is constantly advancing, as are the opportunities to market more effectively. So not only could you be involved with new, exciting marketing techniques, but you could also use what you learn to move up within marketing. Plus, over 1/3 of marketers revealed that they travel for work and 62.5% of these people said they make multiple trips a year. This is makes Marketing the ideal industry if you like to travel!


2. Engineering

Professional engineers get to tackle real problems and find the best solutions for them. It demands imaginative and logical thinking. The world changes constantly and engineering does with it.  Every working day as an Engineer is different. Over half of engineers said they truly enjoy their current role, with 41.3% putting their happiness down to the great company culture. Looks like Engineering is the industry that keeps you smiling!


  1. Accounting

The top recommended industry to work in is Accounting. Once they are qualified, chartered accountants can easily be found working in high-level jobs all over the globe. Accountants have the skills that all businesses need, which means they’re constantly in demand. Consequently, Accountants get a chance to earn a pretty penny. With a huge 91.3% of Accountants saying that they get on well with their manager, this is the industry for you if you want a boss you can get on board with.


The best part of all this is that you can become an Assessor in all of these sectors and many, many others! Find out how on our CAVA page…

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