If you’re considering changing jobs, one of the most daunting parts of the process can be deciding on what to do next. Whether it’s entering a new field, learning a new skill, or getting your first job after graduating or completing an apprenticeship, it can be difficult to know what to go for.
But 2019 is a year of massive innovation and technological change, opening up new possibilities which give you opportunity to grow and develop.
If you’re scared to change your job, read this post to find out why you should.
The aviation industry is booming, and looks set to grow even more in the coming years. This means good pay, job security, and paths to progression as you take on more extensive projects. The work is engaging and rewarding, as you get to see the planes you worked on and repaired take to skies.
With starting salaries between £22,000 - £25,000, and an average mid-level salary of around £38,000, it’s not surprising that it’s one of the most popular fields for graduate engineers. As you progress, there are routes to higher level positions.
Data is becoming more and more important for every industry in the world. Analysis helps businesses become more efficient, helps workers understand complex systems in more detail, and can highlight opportunities for growth that might otherwise never be exploited.
For this to work, the raw data must be looked at by analysts, usually helped by an AI system, who can not only recognised trends and patterns, but can then understand how to proceed with this new knowledge. A data analyst’s salary begins at around £22,000, and rises to an average of round £32,000. They can earn over £50,000 at higher levels, as the data is used to make more important decisions that impact how the business is run.
Teams are now built up of people with a wide variety of skills and experience. Managers need to be able to understand how every piece fits together, and to ensure everyone is working to achieve the same goal.
More than ever team leaders need to understand how to manage different groups of people to get the best results, requiring efficient problems solvers with great people skills. Their salaries can begin at £25,000 and rise to potentially hundreds of thousands depending on the team and the company.
More thought, time, and money is being put into the materials we build with, whether it’s a building, plane, or phone. Picking the right material is crucial to the success of the product, and can vastly improve how efficient or effective it is.
Carbon fibre, Silicon X, and metamaterials are changing not only the way things are built, but the way they’re designed. This is having a massive impact across industries, making machines more powerful, buildings more secure, and unlocks new possibilities for further invention.
Smart materials have changed the engineering landscape, with new synthetics being developed through pioneering new techniques. The engineers making this happen are well paid, earning around £31,000 in the UK.
Robotics has been a steadily growing field for decades, but with the advent of AI and deep learning, more robotics engineers have been able to find work as more businesses seek to upgrade their capabilities.
The average salary for a Robotics Engineer in the UK is around £30,000, but mid to high-level engineers can earn significantly higher.
All these careers have good long-term prospects and utilise transferrable skills that can be applied to a wide variety of STEM roles, or managerial positions after a few years in the industry.
If you’re ready to apply, check out our jobs page.