Some industries are hot, some or not, for finding jobs these days. Here's 10 of the hottest industries job seekers should keep their eyes on.
With baby boomers getting older and living longer, an expanding healthcare sector is expected to create three out of every 10 new jobs in the U.S. over the next decade -- some of the hottest being home health-care aides, medical assistants, and physical therapists.
By 2014, the professional and business services industry will have added 4.5 million new jobs to the economy, driven by a growing need for employment, recruitment, and placement specialists across the country and many more online.
At work or at home, we rely on an ever-expanding network of information technology. That's why the job sector devoted to making it all work is expected to grow by 40% within the next decade, with particular demand for software engineers and network systems and data analysts.
Forget the dotcom bust: the rising demand for software publishers, Internet and broadcast producers, ISPs, and Web search portals is expected to create 364,000 new jobs within the next 10 years, with a big demand for database administrators.
Higher wages and more leisure time is set to boost after-work spending, whether it's a movie, a workout, or a weekend in Las Vegas. Likewise, jobs in this sector are set to grow by 17.1% within a decade. And with a healthier lifestyles a priority, look for a more job openings for workout instructors and personal trainers.
Manufacturers nationwide are streaming production and looking for outside help from truck transportation and warehouse services, boosting jobs in this sector by an estimated 11.9% within 10 years. Watch for a surge in the demand for truck drivers, and freight, stock, and material movers.
While the red-hot housing market cools off, the nation's population keeps growing. That's expected to push demand for housing to new heights in the years ahead, along with 32.1% surge in real estate jobs, including more online brokers and agents across the country.
Aging baby boomers are hitting their peak savings years, creating a high demand for securities, commodity contracts, and other investment services and increasing employment in this sector by 15.8%. Meanwhile, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act has created a vacuum in the small business sector for accountants, now in huge demand.
As a shifting of responsibilities from federal to state governments continues, the number of government employees--from teachers to postal workers--is expected to grow by 10% to some 23.8 million jobs by 2014. In particular, public high school teachers will be in greater demand nationwide.
As other goods-producing industries shrink, the construction sector will continue to ride a growing demand for housing, buildings, roads, and bridges, creating 7.8 million jobs over the next 10 years. Already, the need for builders and excavators is reaching new heights in the past few months alone.