Career Crossroads

Career Crossroads

BNA Staffing

When you were growing up, probably in kindergarten, you had dreams of becoming something along the lines of a firefighter or astronaut or superhero of sorts. As you progressed through childhood and adolescence, maybe these dreams shifted to be a teacher, or lawyer or doctor – perhaps something a bit more reasonable, yet still with a goal of having fun or helping others.

However, when the reality of life hit you around age 18 and things like bills became a part of everyday life, what you were going to be was no longer based on these dreams, but rather based on the fact that life is, well, expensive and these bills need to get paid, one way or another. Things such as salary and responsibility became popular vocabulary words and what you were doing took a back seat to how much money you were making

I bet for the past 5, 10, 15 or even 20 years you have been trying your best to provide for yourself and your family the best way you know how while still trying to follow some sort of career path that satisfies your natural interests. Luckily, it is never too late to make a switch to a career that can satisfy both of these needs.

You are at a crossroads right now and while it may seem stressful at times, making a career or job switch can be exciting and lead to new opportunities – maybe ones you have been dreaming about since you were a kid.

As a kid, did you love video games? Computer games? Do you like fixing things or exploring new techy things? With technology as one of the “most pervasive forces in our society today,” maybe a career in the IT field is what you have been looking for. Even better, the IT market in NYC is booming with opportunities.

U.S. News and World Report just released their findings on what will be the best technology jobs in 2014. They even go as far as to say that this is expected to be one of the fastest-growing fields between 2012 and 2022.

Here is their full list of the 11 Best Technology Jobs in 2014:

  1. Software developer
  2. Computer systems analyst
  3. Web developer
  4. Information security analyst
  5. Database administrator
  6. Civil engineer
  7. Mechanical engineer
  8. IT manager
  9. Computer programmer
  10. Computer systems administrator
  11. Computer support specialist


Not only over the next eight years are there high job prospects for the IT industry but the salaries are typically well-paying. So, if you think back to your childhood and remember how many hours you sat in front of the TV or computer clicking away on your games, or how much time you spent taking apart and putting together things your found in the house, maybe you have finally realized your destined career. Perhaps it is time to make the switch and let our staffing firm help you find what IT jobs are out there waiting for you!