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In an economy that grows without helping the middle and lower classes to grow, many people in New York have to juggle multiple jobs. There are also many people who are juggling multiple part time jobs because they cannot get one good paying full time job.

So for those of you who either are already juggling multiple jobs and those who are considering doing so, how do you succeed now? How do you balance your work life with your home life with multiple jobs? How do you stay on track with your long term goals while holding these various jobs?

  • What’s Your Motivation?
  • How Do You Use Technology?
  • Spend Time with the Family
  • Don’t Lose Sight of Your Dreams
  • Stay Healthy

What is your motivation? Are you working multiple jobs simply because you have to or is this means to an end? Do you have a goal that leads you to work multiple jobs until you find a way to reach that goal? Is there a position in your industry that you are shooting for but which is not available in our current economy?  Perhaps you want to work from home and juggling multiple jobs for a while is the way to get there. Be focused on where you are going. Don’t work for the paycheck alone. Even if that paycheck is why you took the second job, you will need more than that in order to stay motivated.

How do you make use of technology to assist you while you juggle multiple jobs? The more you can work from home on any of your jobs the better. It will increase the time spent with family even if you are just physically present and still working. Just be sure you keep all your jobs separate and if one company provides you with technology, like a tablet, laptop, smart phone, do not use that technology to do work for another company. It is unprofessional and unethical to do so.

You need to spend time with your family. Don’t let juggling multiple jobs take up your life or you will have no life. You need time away from all your jobs to refresh yourself and to sustain your family life. Handling multiple jobs is a very stressful endeavor so make sure you find a way to make time to refresh yourself and cut down on the stress. Being with people you love who love you is one of the very best ways to cut down on stress.

Don’t lose sight of your dreams. Stay motivated and focused on what you want down the road. If you took several jobs just to survive than keep in touch with your dreams by keeping in touch with the industry that you love while you are working other jobs. Stay current with what is going on in that industry and what the trends are.

Stay healthy. Take care of yourself. It is so easy to lose sight of what you need when you are under a lot of stress. Eat right. Sleep enough. Take time for the things you love to do. Then you will be able to deal with multiple jobs and keep your eyes on the prize.

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The prognosticators are telling us that one of the most secure jobs in New York today and into the future, are in the insurance industry. Insurance? You mean those guys who used to go door to door like encyclopedia or vacuum salesmen? You mean those guys have the securest jobs of the future? It seems incredulous – but it is true.

The problem is we tend to think of the insurance industry in New York as insurance agents and only agents. However, there is a lot more to insurance these days than just agents and agencies. There are claims adjusters, underwriters, actuaries, software programmers and developers.

There is also a major shortage of talent in the industry and a wide open market for those who want to make insurance their career. It is projected that nearly one fourth of all those who currently work in insurance will be retired by 2018.

By 2022, the industry will need 7000 actuaries, 72,000 claims adjusters, 8,500 software programmers, developers, and underwriters according to information compiled by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry has not exactly done a bang up job when it comes to selling itself.

Due to this, young people in their late 20’s are quickly reaching management levels. A Risk Manager for example has a challenging job with lots of responsibilities. They are responsible for making sure insured facilities are secure and safe, coverage is adequate, and can mitigate disasters.

Risk Managers also contribute to the companies’ bottom line. They are involved heavily in any new company acquisitions, helping to make sure that the buildings –old and new – are adequate and correctly insured. This brings a lot of challenges and responsibility that most do not expect to find in the “mundane” insurance field.

Realizing the growth in this field over the past few years has led many colleges and universities to offer majors in insurance programs, many of which are quite extensive. In Indiana alone, there are a couple of extremely well regarded programs in well renowned schools including Indiana State University. In addition, Butler University has 50 different insurance majors in their program. Graduates of these programs have no problems finding jobs, in fact Butler reports that their graduates typically find jobs with starting pay in the range of $50,000 and up right out of under graduate school, although many also perform internships after under graduate training.

There are only about 60 colleges and universities in the United States that offer majors in insurance fields. Demand in this industry is so high and will be for many years that it is an open field for universities and colleges to enter into as well. In addition, some colleges and universities are starting actual insurance companies run by students. These insurance companies might insure the vehicles of the school, the life of a living mascot, even liability insurance for school events might be covered.

These school based insurance programs help students get hands on experience in writing policies, performing underwriting duties and selling policies, as well as financing companies. More programs like this are needed today. So if you’re in New York and want a great challenge, in a fast growing career with the chance for advancement and a good salary, try the insurance industry.