According to a recent article from CNY News, there are five career industries that are expected to be in a huge slump this year across the United States. St. Louis area job seekers need to take note to stay on top of their game if their desired place of employment falls within one of these industries:
- Religious work or non-profits - Many St. Louis residents embrace or are associated with the Catholic religion. Catholic universities in the area are among some of the best educational institutions around as well as hospitals, like St. Joseph and Sisters of St. Mary, also providing rich employment opportunities. But, when the overall economy and job market plummets, there are few left to provide donations to keep these organizations afloat.
- Legal Work - Downtown and Clayton are hot spots for large prestigious law firms, but legal hiring across the board has been on a downturn since 2008 according to bizjournals.com.
- Electricians - Electricians took a hard hit during the housing crisis and have a ways to go before fully recovering to their hay day of prosperity.
- Data processing and entry-level computer technology jobs - While many high-level technology jobs are thriving and in much demand, entry-level computer jobs and the need for data processing operators has become stagnate.
- Publishers and Journalism - Since one of the nation’s top journalism schools is just a couple hours west of St. Louis City, in Columbia at Mizzou, the area takes a personal blow when the field of journalism is hit. However, with many finding it easier to read their news online, the need for the printed word on paper has declined drastically.