VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the International Association of Professions Career College, jobs providing personal services such as Personal Assistant, Handyperson, and Professional Organizer top the most wanted list for summer 2017.
Harvard economist Larry Katz agrees. Katz reports that many well-paying jobs of the future will be in the service sector and will reward people whose skills and personal touch set them apart.
"The 20th century's demand for knowledge workers is giving way to an increasing need for service workers in the 21st century," said Therese Goulet, Dean, IAP Career College. The term "knowledge worker" was coined by management consultant Peter Drucker to describe someone who works primarily with information.
"The service workers we traditionally think of are those who sell us our coffee, wait on our restaurant tables, and serve us in retail stores," said Goulet. "While the need for these workers remains strong, there is growing demand for new types of services."
Most workers are preparing themselves for change. A 2016 Pew Research Center survey found that "87% of workers believe it will be essential for them to get training and develop new job skills throughout their work life in order to keep up with changes in the workplace."
Many workers hope one of their future career changes will involve self-employment. A study reported by Forbes found two-thirds of millennials want to start their own business.
"In this era of the service worker, there's increasing interest in starting a business providing personal services to members of the baby boomer generation who have more money than time," said Goulet.
"As summer approaches, we've been inundated with inquiries about our online courses, especially Personal Assistant, Handyperson, and Professional Organizer," added Goulet. Other personal service topics include: Errand Assistant, Personal Chef, Personal Concierge, and Personal Shopper.
"IAP Career College has more than 70 certificate courses online that can be completed in six weeks part time. I'm pleased to say that over the past 17 years our career guides and courses have helped more than a half million people find their dream jobs."
"It is really hard to get one's foot in any door, but it is especially difficult when one has to prove that they can do a job that they haven't really done before," said Charlene Cooper, an IAP Graduate from California who enrolled in the Personal Concierge certificate course. "Now, I have a leg-up. Thanks to you all I not only have a meaningful certificate of completion, but I also have more of the knowledge necessary to successfully run my business."
Courses are available on a rolling basis throughout the year and start at $97.00. To learn more about IAP Career College or to enroll in a course, please visit https://iapcollege.com
About International Association of Professions Career College
The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) aims to offer the finest online certificate programs for dream careers. IAP Career College is a division of FabJob Inc. the leading publisher of career guide books on how to get started in a dream career, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
Established in 1999, the parent of IAP Career College is an award-winning organization named "the #1 place to get published online" by Writer's Digest. The company and career guides have been featured in media ranging from ABC to Oprah's newsletter and major news sites ranging from CNN to the Wall Street Journal online.
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