The world moves quickly, and what was once a thriving career path before, might not be one day. While it’s hard enough finding a job now, it can be doubly difficult to know which jobs will have lasting power in the future. The result here is that young people entering the job market, as well as those looking for a career move, are left scratching their heads. 

On the upside, though, there are certain jobs that are great now, and are projected to be great for the foreseeable future. These are jobs that are in-demand, universal and that require curious, hardworking people to occupy roles. Here are three such career paths, each of them from a different corner of the market, and each of them strong, smart choices. 

Home Care Services

With an aging population, whose healthcare needs do not negate their continued desire for independence, private health care services are in-demand. Nowadays, there are many ways to get help for a loved one including massage therapy, physiotherapy, wound care and live-in care, to name a few. With this plurality of services comes an abundance of good jobs for qualified Personal Support Workers and Registered Practical Nurses. 

The country continues to have an aging population, meaning these jobs should be in-demand and secure in the future. For those inclined towards compassion, care and hard work, this is certainly a career path worth exploring. 

Software Designer/Engineer

The Internet has proven itself to be a important force in modern lives – definitely not the flash in the pan some predicted back in the 1990s. With it, software technology has continued to expand into pretty much all business sectors and industries. For this reason, expect software designing and engineering to continue to be a great job, with room for growth. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of software developers will grow 24% between 2016 and 2026. 

If you are particularly adept at computer sciences and/or programming, this might be the field for you. 

Pharmacist

High demand meets a handsome salary with this job, projected to continue growing for much the same reasons as noted above in Home Care Services (an aging populating and varied work settings). It is important to note that a pharmacist does not just refer to those who work at pharmacies – there are also hospital pharmacists and clinical pharmacists.  

The only potential downside here – and it may not be a downside for some – is that qualification requires a fair amount of schooling, which is time-consuming and costly. But for those looking at long-term payoff, pharmacy may be a lucrative and booming path. 

These are just a few examples of jobs paths worth exploring in 2019. Ultimately, it is up to you to decide what job you are best suited to, but this small list should give you a sense of the various in-demand jobs that are out there. Whether it’s helping elderly people, designing software, or filling prescriptions, these jobs should continue to grow in the future.