The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects for open opportunities in health care over the next eight years to grow twice as rapidly as those in all other industries in the economy combined. Currently, seven of the top twenty-fastest-growing careers are in the health care industry, according to the BLS, and the consistent demand for medical professionals and nursing staff mean continued job security over the coming decades.
As the Baby-Boomer generation ages, concerns over health care and medical treatment are growing rapidly, and require a work force to keep up. While health care has always been a steady field, 369,000 jobs were added in the past twelve months, according to the United States Department of Labor, and over 50,000 new health care jobs are set to be created this year alone. From nurses, lab assistants, medical technicians to physical therapists and home aides, there are plenty of promising career opportunities for any jobseekers aspiring in the medical field.
With the continuing rise and advancement of technology across all industries, the BLS predicts Information Technology to grow by more than 20% over the next year. As the development of new technology continues to rise, IT positions are also expected to grow at nearly double the rate of all other jobs this decade.
We are all part of the digital revolution, and all businesses have become reliant upon technology. A wide array of staff are required to maintain and advance our technologies, from positions in network systems and data communications, wireless, cable, telecommunications, and software design and development. Computer and technology employees are always needed, and might work in any parent industry, and our dependence on the services they provide ensures lasting job security.
With a rising percentage of people out of work, another rising percentage are opting for new professions in growing fields, showing interest in higher degrees, and seeking certification and additional training in their industry. In November, 2008, the Department of Labor had added 9,800 jobs in education, and predicted more to follow, as education encompasses such a wide range of divisions, from conventional public, private, and secondary schools and universities to on-the-job training.
In 2009, roughly 38,000 jobs are set to be created in the field of education. Aside from educational leaders needed in schools and colleges,businesses across the nation rely on people to train on a variety of professional working environments, such as the growing medical, technological, and financial employees that are now in such high demand. Human resources and job training are wanted in every field, and your job experience could be perfect for educating new employees.
As taxpayers nationwide prepare for tax season,recruitment and hiring throughout this field remains steady. The population is looking for the best financial assistance to make the most well-informed decisions regarding their investments, and the demand for accountants and financial professionals has only risen during the past few months,according to CNN News. Banking staff is also in demand as the public becomes more conscious of the importance of savings and loans.
Given the economic circumstance, companies are trying to cut costs and stick to new budgets, and are seeking accountants and financial advisors to help them design and keep that regimen. Late investment scandals have also lead to forceful government crackdowns, and the need for IRS auditors has also made the career a sound choice.
Although blue-collar jobs have suffered larger cuts in the past few months than white-collar positions,the demand for workers in the fashion, retail, and grocery industries remains one of the largest and broadest fields one may want to pursue. While the industry includes fiercer competition and offers less job security against future economic downturns, the demand for workers is more immediate. Though luxury retailers are feeling dramatically tighter budgets, basic commerce continues—diminished, but not as considerably as high-end luxury retailers. Retail remains one of the largest and most demanding markets.
In this present economy, struggling or even cautious businesses are seeking strong and competent leadership to guide them through the country’s present economic woes. Businesses are reinventing themselves to stimulate growth, as the old techniques and administrations have not protected them. In many cases, a change of management—in middle or even executive positions—seems to be the best or most popular course of action. If you have experience in management or leadership skills, consider stepping up to the plate!