I am not a Connecticut native.  I grew up in New Jersey.  I lived in Washington, DC and Philadelphia for about a dozen years and then settled in Connecticut as a sort of Switzerland for my wife’s Boston based roots and my New York based culture.  Oddly enough, I look going to Boston more than NY and my wife prefers going to NY… in any event, we both really like Connecticut. So I get dismayed with the growing discontent of some who bash this fine state.

The quality of life in Connecticut is superior to most places, at least on the East Coast.

And the level of education/percentage of smart people/those with good character all seem higher than most other states.

So… my hope is that some of thinking of leaving will realize tha Connecticut is home to a diverse and growing economy, with a range of occupations projected to see growth in the coming years. Some of the top occupations that are likely to see growth in Connecticut include:

  1. Healthcare: As the population ages, there is a growing demand for healthcare services, particularly in areas such as nursing, home health aides, and physical therapists. Connecticut is home to some of the top healthcare systems and hospitals in the country, making it an attractive destination for healthcare professionals.
  2. Technology: Connecticut is also a hub for technology, with a growing number of companies in areas such as software development, cybersecurity, and digital marketing. The state’s proximity to major cities such as Boston and New York City makes it an attractive destination for technology professionals who want to work in a more affordable and suburban environment.
  3. Financial Services: Connecticut is home to a number of large financial services companies, particularly in the areas of insurance and investment management. As the economy continues to recover and grow, there is likely to be increased demand for financial services professionals who can help individuals and companies manage their finances.
  4. Education: Connecticut is home to several major universities and colleges, as well as a strong public education system. As the state’s population grows, there is likely to be increased demand for educators at all levels, particularly in areas such as science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
  5. Advanced Manufacturing: Connecticut has a long history of manufacturing, particularly in areas such as aerospace and defense. As the state continues to invest in advanced manufacturing technologies, there is likely to be increased demand for skilled workers in areas such as engineering, machine operation, and quality control.

Career Counseling Connecticut works with all those living or wanting to move to all locations. But we are happy when we can help young adults stay close to home.