SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Careers associated with healthcare and beauty will be promising, as Koreans are increasingly putting an emphasis on appearance and well-being, and this prospect is all the more likely as Korea is becoming an aging society rapidly, according to a recent poll surveyed on the nation’s professionals spanning various job fields.
On October 15, the Korea Employment Information Service (KEIS) revealed the results of a survey on ‘Promising Career Field’ which was conducted on a total of 23,490 people (30 per profession) from 784 different professions. And those who work at fields involving ‘appearance’ turned out to think very highly of their occupations.
Questions to the respondents included ‘possibility of job growth,’ ‘potential for further growth’ and ‘job security.’ And the top three most promising professions are a specialist in pain management and anesthesia, a dermatologist and a plastic surgeon, all related to healthcare and appearance.
A lawyer (6th), an evaluator on authorizing greenhouse gas (7th), an accountant (8th), a certified labor affairs consultant (9th), and a vet (10th) are also ranked on the top 10 list.
Besides, the professions ranked in the top 20 are an interpreter, a forestry researcher, an ophthalmologist, a surgeon, a helicopter pilot, a specialist in building information modeling, a pharmacist, a registered hospice nurse, a tax accountant, and a patent agent.
The study results imply that people tend to place greater emphasis on health and appearance while showing underlying sentiment of focusing too much on beauty and grooming that might lead to lookism.
By Eugene Yu (firstname.lastname@example.org)