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The 5 Most Promising Careers in Europe - 2019

The world is changing, and one of the places where that change is greatest and most marked is the job market. In fact, the job market is a good proxy for the prevailing trends in the development and needs of society.

The 5 Most Promising Careers in Europe

That said, before you go looking for structural engineer jobs overseas, we are going to look at the situation in Europe. First, we’re going to start with the factors that influence the employment prospects in Europe, and then we’ll look at the most promising careers for those who would like to work in Europe.

Factors Affecting Employment in Europe

Employment in Europe

Trends in Higher Education

Europe, like much of the rest of the world, is undergoing a major paradigm shift. For much of the past few decades, there has been a prevailing belief that you cannot get a job or be a valuable member of society unless you go to school and get a degree. Unfortunately, however, there is now a glut of graduates, and many job sectors are overloaded as a result. Eurostat places unemployment at about 19.2 percent for graduates older than 20 but younger than 35. Another emerging trend is that some of the most in-demand jobs actually do not require a degree.


Europe’s population is ageing. Nearly 20 percent of the European population is at least 65 years older, and that number is only increasing with time due to the continual increase in life expectancy in many countries. That means that some job sectors will soon have a shortage and will require new labor to fill the gap. The largest of these sectors is the healthcare industry.


Technology is a double-edged sword. It is eliminating some jobs due to its rapid development. However, at the same time, it is giving rise to many other jobs, both directly and indirectly. For example, manufacturing jobs have all but disappeared, thanks to the rise of automation. However, because of technological advancements, new jobs in information technology (IT) have arisen, including data scientist and site reliability engineer. Also, because of the rise of technology, many things have become cheaper for consumers, leaving them with more disposable income for luxuries. That means jobs like hairdressing and bartending have grown as an indirect result of technology.

Government Regulation and Investment Trends

As the adage goes, “follow the money.” When a government or major investors invest in a particular sector, we can generally expect jobs to increase in that sector. A lot of money in Europe is currently going into automobiles, the health industry and the information and communications technology (ICT) sector.

Most Promising Careers of 2019

Medical doctors

As a result of the above factors, here are the most promising careers of 2019 in Europe:

Software Engineering and Development

Smart devices are growing rapidly, bringing with them an increased need for software developers. These professionals can work on lots of different problems and can take on all sorts of clients, including individuals and entire corporations.

Data Science

This has become one of the sexiest jobs in many nations in the west, with the European continent being part of the bandwagon. Machine learning and artificial intelligence are seeing rapid growth, and with that growth comes an ever-growing demand for data scientists.

Structural and Mechanical Engineers

These engineers are quite versatile and can work in all sorts of projects and industries. They are important for the automobile industry, where they are building the vehicles of tomorrow, as well as the infrastructure on which they will move.


Nurses are slowly growing into a prominent part of the healthcare sector due to their importance in taking care of an aging population. The field is also showing a lot of advancement, and a lot of specialization is taking place within the profession as a result.

Medical Doctors

Doctors have always been in demand. However, with the current rise in technology, new specializations are likely to arise in the field, and they will need new professionals to fill them.

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