If you wish to build a highly-rewarded career in the cannabis field, you may already have all the skills and experience to start right now.
According to Karson Humiston, CEO and founder of Vangst Talent Network , the marijuana industry will become a great job creator in the future. To let the public know more about career opportunities in this field, the company is organizing the Colorado Career Summit and Product Showcase that will take place in Denver on Jan. 19, 2017. The event aims to provide anyone interested in the marijuana industry with useful information about how they can apply their skills in this field.
If you are going to get involved in the cannabis industry this year, Humiston advises you to consider the following five job opportunities in the developing areas of the weed market.
Fast-growing marijuana companies are competing to increase their share in the market. Thus, a sales professional who can help a weed business achieve its goals is highly rewarded now. Such employees may come from various backgrounds, including technology or pharmaceutical sales. Today, there are about 30,000 professionals employed in the marijuana sales area.
The retail sector of the marijuana business is the fastest growing field today. It experiences a constant demand in all skilled professionals, whether it is a budtender, a general manager, or even a director of retail operations. More than 50,000 people with experience in traditional hospitality, retail, or restaurants are now working in marijuana retail, and this number is going to increase this year.
Cannabis businesses face a great need in financial experts who can manage their economic activity. As the number of financial operation is increasing, weed companies are hiring staff accountants, financial analysts, and even Chief Financial Officers for a better navigation of their cannabis capital.
Cannabis producers are looking for professionals who can manage the growing process and supply chains operations. Thus, if you have a background in extensive commercial cultivation or horticulture, you can apply for a position of a marijuana grower or supply manager. Currently, between 15,000 and 17,000 people are involved in the marijuana production.
Marijuana labs are searching for skilled employees to manage their inner activity. They include microbiologists, chemical engineers, and organic chemists. According to Humiston, this cannabis field is providing jobs for more than 8,000 highly-paid laboratory workers.
If you are interested in the job opportunities of the cannabis industry, you can visit the career fair organized by Vangst Talent Network to learn more. There will be vacancies from more than 45 cannabis companies who are looking for new employees. In order to enter, you will have to pay $9.99 for a six-hour admission on Jan. 19, 2017.