Saying, “Help Me Find a Job?” It’s Time to Find the Hot Careers

June 20, 2012

Changing Careers, Job Hunt

Get Hired Fast - help me find a jobIs your job search turning you into a zombie? Do you wake up every morning yelling, “Help me find a job today?” Do you check the best job search sites five times an hour? Do you haunt LinkedIn.com in the hopes that someone, anyone provides you with a hot job tip?

Maybe the problem isn’t you or your job search. Maybe you’re simply looking for the wrong kind of job.

The world is changing. The way business is conducted is changing, too. Employers today are looking for highly skilled individuals to fill out their staff rosters. Because of this there are certain careers that are in high demand today, even with the nation’s distressingly high unemployment rate.

Looking for the Hot Jobs in 2012

U.S. News & World Report recently ran a feature story taking a look at the hottest jobs for 2012. If you seek work in one of these fields, you might not need to be screaming “Help me find a job!” much longer.

And what are the hot jobs for this year? According to U.S. News, medical assistants are in demand. Web developers, too, are hot, as are occupational therapists. Computer programmers are highly sought after, not a surprise considering how tech-reliant the world of business has become. And computer systems analysts also rank highly on the U.S. News list.

Serving an Aging Population

The country is getting older. It’s no surprise, then, that physical therapists made the magazine’s list of hot jobs for 2012. As the Baby Boomers age, they’ll need plenty of therapists to help them overcome a variety of aches and pains. Aging Boomers will also be making more trips to the pharmacy, which is why pharmacists are in demand, too. Registered nurses not only make the U.S. News list, they top it. Again, credit the country’s aging population. As U.S. residents seek more help from the medical community, hospitals and doctors’ offices need more nurses.

Medical and Tech Jobs are Hot

As you can see from this brief list, medical and tech jobs pretty much dominate the hot jobs list today. You can bemoan this fact, especially if you’d prefer to go into teaching, journalism, or sales, but you can’t argue with the trend.

You’ll have to decide whether one of these hot jobs is right for you. But be careful; it never makes sense to force yourself into a career that doesn’t match your talent, skills, or desire. Doing so is a recipe for an unsatisfying career.

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