Hot Jobs in High Demand to 2018

IT and other technologies are among the leaders in job creation projected to 2018.
IT and other technologies are among the leaders in job creation projected to 2018. | Source

Federal Projections of Fastest Growing Jobs to 2018

  1. Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
  2. Personal and Home Care Aides
  3. Home Health Aides (HHAs)
  4. Computer Software Applications Engineers
  5. Veterinary Techs
  6. Personal Financial Advisors
  7. Makeup Artists–Theatrical and Performance Arts, including media
  8. Medical Assistants
  9. Veterinarians
  10. Counselors for Substance Abuse & Behavioral Disorders
  11. Skin Care Specialists–including medical
  12. Financial Analysts
  13. Social and Human Service Assistants
  14. Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators
  15. Physical Therapist Assistants

Federal Projections for "Most Job Openings" Expected to 2018

  1. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  2. Retail Salespersons
  3. Customer Service Representatives
  4. All Food Preparation & Service
  5. Office Clerks
  6. Personal & Home Care Aides
  7. Home Health Aides (HHAs)
  8. Postsecondary Teachers
  9. Janitors and Cleaners, except Housekeepers
  10. Nursing Aides & Orderlies
  11. Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
  12. Waitstaff
  13. Child Care Workers
  14. Executive Secretaries & Administrative Assistants
  15. Computer Software Applications Engineers

(Bolded titles appear on both lists.)

Top Cities for Selected Hot Jobs

The following list includes current cities in which the significantly largest number of top jobs are listed:

Oil Boom–Oil and Natural Gas

  • Williston and New Town, North Dakota; Eastern Ohio & Pennsylvania


  • Physical Therapists–San Antonio, Texas & Jacksonville, Florida (tie)
  • Occupational Therapists–Memphis, Tennessee & Jacksonville, Florida (tie)
  • Registered Nurses (RNs)–San Antonio and Houston, Texas
  • Physician or Doctor–New York City; Dallas and Houston, Texas: 1) Family Practice, 2) Internal Medicine


  • Managers and Assistant Managers–New York City, Houston, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, others
  • Restaurant General Managers–Houston & San Antonio, Texas; Birmingham, Alabama; Los Angeles, California; Las Vegas, Nevada


  • Independent Beauty Consultants (contractors)–New York City
  • Avon ISRs–New York City and Anchorage Alaska (tie)
  • Sales Associates/Salespersons–New York City, Houston
  • Sales Managers–New York City, Houston, Chicago
  • Retail Sales Consultants–New York City and Houston
  • Sales Representatives–New York City, Chicago, Houston; Charlotte, NC; Atlanta, Georgia

Tax Preparation

  • Tax Professionals–New York City

US National Job Trends Since the Great Recession

July 2013 through June 2014
July 2013 through June 2014 | Source & job search engines spider the web and collect all American posted job openings 24/7. Subtracting overlap between the two engines, as many as nine million jobs at once appeared in October 2014. Truck driving jobs alone increased to over one million openings in 2014 and remained steady through 2016.

Nine Million Jobs

In August 2015, the USA showed listings for over 9,000,000 job openings in the nation, including 1,000,000 jobs in truck driving.

Timeline: 4, 5, 6, 9 Million Jobs and Increasing from 2009 - 2014

2008-2010: with travel and vacations increasing, job listings rose until July '08, then fell after the 2008 Christmas and holiday season. However, job listings increased to February '09, leveled out, and continued to fluctuate around that level, increasing again for 6 months in 2010. Certain cites and regions continued to experience increases in job listings: in Texas, a good example of economic health, job listings increased by 200,000 across the Internet just from March to mid-July 2011, and this was after the usual summer jobs were filled.

2011: At any given time In March 2011, USA enjoyed about 5.5 million jobs actively listed on Internet job search postings and on recruiters' sites, employers' websites, and county jobs services sites. (Note: some jobs are not advertised on the Internet and other, hidden job markets are harder to uncover.)

2012: Spring 2012 saw a reduction in job openings listed on Internet sites with a total of 4 million openings per day.

2013 and on: However, the numbers rose again. After 2013, over 6 million jobs were usually available in the US and that number is projected to increase through 2016.

2014: Advertised American jobs across the Internet remained between 8 and 9 million openings from January to September, climbing to a sustained nine-million-plus in September through the end of the year during seasonal winter holiday hiring and special programs for hiring US Military Veterans.

Is the recession of 2008-2010 over? Some claim it ended in 2009.
Is the recession of 2008-2010 over? Some claim it ended in 2009. | Source

From January 2015 to April 2015, the list of high-demand jobs in the USA remained the same as for 2014, with Truck Drivers rising above Restaurant Jobs.

High Demand Jobs from December 2013 - December 2016

The following job titles listed below were consistently highest in demand from December 2013 - December 2014. The number of positions advertised rose to a fluctuating 8 to 9 million from January to September of 2014 and stabilized at the high end of the range in July - August 2015.

From January 2015 to April 2015, the list remained the same, with Truck Driving rising above Restaurant Jobs, with approximately 5.2 million openings advertised overall.

  1. Engineers - Especially Software Engineers
  2. Registered Nurses
  3. Physicians
  4. Restaurant Jobs
  5. Truck Drivers
  6. Warehouse Jobs
  7. Physical Therapists and Assistants
  8. Retail Managers and Assistants
  9. Occupational Therapists and Assistants
  10. Customer Service Representatives
  11. Project Managers
  12. Salespeople
  13. Sales Representatives
  14. Certified Nursing Assistants and Health Aides

High Demand Jobs in April 2012

Out of 4.3 million job openings across all Internet sites, the following were the highest in demand. Hiring had increased and new job creation had declined somewhat.

  1. Physical Therapists and Assistants - These positions remained at the top of the list until well into 2013, when they were replaced in demand by Truck Driving positions.
  2. Trucking and Transportation–Company Drivers & Owner Operators
  3. Occupational Therapists and Assistants
  4. Retail Store Managers and Assistants
  5. Business and Finance Analysts
  6. Sales Representatives–Wholesale and Retail
  7. Customer Service Representative
  8. Project Manager
  9. Registered Nurses (RN licensed)
  10. Software Engineers
  11. IT Systems Engineers and Network Engineers
  12. Events Specialists
  13. Mechanical Engineers
  14. Restaurant Managers and Assistant Managers
  15. Fast Food and Casual Dining Crew

High Demand Jobs of August 2011 - January 2012

This period of time found a consistent 5 million jobs advertised in the USA.

  1. Physical Therapists
  2. Occupational Therapists
  3. Assistant Managers
  4. Registered Nurses–Licensed RNs
  5. Crew Positions–Casual Dining and Fast Food
  6. Salespeople
  7. Shift Supervisors–Food and Other Industries
  8. Cashiers/Sales Clerks
  9. Customer Service Jobs
  10. Pharmacy Technicians
  11. Merchandisers
  12. Event Specialists
  13. General Managers
  14. Photo Lab Supervisors
  15. Project Managers–IT

Top 10 Job Titles in March 2011

A full 5,000,000 jobs advertisements for different jobs existed during this month. The jobs offering the largest number of ads were:

  1. Physical Therapists
  2. Pizza Hut Shift Managers, General and Assistant Managers, Crew
  3. Occupational Therapists
  4. "Business Opportunities" like AVON Independent Sales Representatives
  5. IT Project Managers
  6. Assistant Managers
  7. Crew–Dining, other than Pizza Hut
  8. Retail Salespeople and Cashiers
  9. Shift Supervisors–Dining, other than Pizza Hut
  10. Registered Nurses (RNs)

Many of these jobs entail working in casual, dining, or self-employment types of programs. Sales and healthcare are still hiring workers.

Top 15 Jobs in November 2010

Near the end of The Great Recession, about 4,000,000 jobs were advertised in America in online sources.

  1. Physical Therapists
  2. Tax Professionals–CPAs, assistants, and others
  3. "Business Opportunities"–Independent Beauty Consultants–contractor positions
  4. Assistant Managers–retail and other
  5. Occupational Therapists
  6. UPS Seasonal Drivers
  7. Salespeople
  8. Cashiers–seasonal and permanent
  9. Sales Representatives
  10. Family Practice Physicians
  11. Store Managers–retail
  12. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  13. Customer Service Reps
  14. Restaurant/Food Service Crew and Shift Supervisors
  15. Physical Therapy Assistants

Nearly half of the top job listings were in Healthcare. Others seem to have been in retail sales, service, and dining, all part of business and sales.

Top 15 Job Listings for Spring/Summer 2009

Demand for sales-related positions during mid-summer may be partially credited to the yearly increase in tourism and travel that stimulates retail sales. Sales of medical equipment and pharmaceuticals may also represent a sizable portion of demand.
Demand for sales-related positions during mid-summer may be partially credited to the yearly increase in tourism and travel that stimulates retail sales. Sales of medical equipment and pharmaceuticals may also represent a sizable portion of demand.

Four Industry Sectors Contain the Most Jobs

The most jobs listings are in sales categories. The second greatest number of job openings are listed in healthcare, with the third highest being in management of some sort, whether retail, food service, or some other industry.

The last entry is a single listing category for tax preparation that would include accounting professions. (Forensic Accounting is becoming a growing industry sector in the 21st century in light of several financial scandals in the nation and the need to better control finances and eliminate waste.)

In 2009, an increase in tax preparation services occurred, because of such events and problematic or overwhelming situations as 1) amended tax returns for larger deductions and refunds, 2) catch-up of un-filed tax returns, and 3) tax audits and related matters.

Why Projections Change

Employment trends and actual job listings differ by state and by metropolitan area within the US States.

Federal projections for future jobs are produced by government statisticians and analysts for a decade at a time, such as 2004-2014 and 2006-2016, and there is some time overlap as well as differences in job projections that arise with the emergence of new industries and new occupations. Some jobs essentially go out of existence and new jobs are offered as technologies advance.

Overlapping decades provide a background for adjusting trends to other important factors that may include increasing or decreasing populations and other elements. The recession of 2008-2009 had some effect upon job listing trends, as did the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding. Employment trends can change rapidly so it is wise to read business and employment projection news.

The state of Texas experienced a small increase in its unemployment rate overall in June, 2009, but several cities remained at around 5-6% while the nation topped over 10% unemployment during the same time. See a market-by-market review at Texas Job Markets.

United States Recovery Is Evident

  • Reuters: March 29, 2015. New US Federal Chairperson Janet Yellen announced on March 27 that the Central Bank will raise borrowing costs, but also that continued improvement of the labor market would be a deciding factor.
  • NASDAQ: September 8, 2014. US Jobless Claims at Second-Lowest Level in 14 Years. Companies aren't laying off as many people these days because the economy is growing and payrolls are already lean.
  • Autumn 2013: NEW YORK–General Motors announced it was investing US $2.6 billion more in its US business, an investment the automaker said would add or safeguard 4,000 jobs. "We are doing this because we are confident about demand for our..."
  • The Irish Times: Strong jobs data eases fears about US economy's health

    Robust US jobs data eased fears about the health of the global economy and prompted a bounce-back in commodity prices after a frantic sell-off the day before.

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GoldCoastAnnie 7 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

Very insightful. It pays to think ahead.

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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America Author

I think I accedentally lost a comment from medarj - Sorry!

Thanks for the comments -- Physical therapists will be a GREAT demand through 2100 actually, because of the aging populations living longer and having joint/muscle conditions. A nationalized healthcare plan may offer the option of voluntary euthansia at end of life, but I have not read the bill and can't say for sure.

Erick Smart 7 years ago

I have to admit the beauty jobs on the list threw me off. I was expecting the medical and technical jobs but not the beauty.

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Indigestion 7 years ago from United Kingdom

Wow thanks a lot! Very useful information there, and a very worked on hub indeed!

Indeed, I expected Computer Software Engineers to be higher than 4th on the projections, because of the importance computers will have on the near future, but anyways, 4th is still a good position for that...

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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America Author

Thanks for the comments!

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alwaysabridesmaid 7 years ago

Hi, I got interesting data from your Hub.

Thank you!!

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Gift Experts 7 years ago

Very good information.


kasauli 7 years ago

This hub is an eye opener for the growing adults.

It confirms the importance of improved lifestyle, nutritious food and regular exercise. Physical exercises are a part of Natural healing. It can keep everybody fit. Top priority to Physical Therapist confirms increased physical ailments like Cervical, joint pains & back pain and other related ailments.

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askjanbrass 7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Useful ideas on your Hub!!


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Gift Experts 7 years ago

I got useful information from your hub!!!

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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America Author

Thanks for all the comments about High Demand Jobs and looking for work! Health and Sales & Service jobs will likely be haigh demand for a long while - IT as well.

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monicapeterson001 7 years ago

Well done, well researched and well informed. I like it!

Admin_ECE 7 years ago

hopefully engineering is one of those

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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America Author

Thanks for the comments and links!

Engineers are definitely high-demand in many markets, especially with infrastructure improvements and the move toward sustainability.

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Neil Ashworth 7 years ago from United Kingdom

Very informative, well written.

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jayb23 7 years ago from India

Great hub, and some useful information provided. Thanks for sharing

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foxility 7 years ago

Healthcare is huge right now. I just interviewed for several different companies that are in the healthcare business and they always say how much they are growing. It's great. Very good info here.

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samanthagardner 7 years ago from Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Wonderful information. Will be sure to share with my brother.

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jbullet 7 years ago

Very interesting hub.

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Steve R McDowell 7 years ago from Atlanta

I'm so glad I managed to get a job for now, and I only hope that I can either keep this job or find a better one next year. As such, I think this is a very useful hub. Thanks!

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Robahall 7 years ago

Hey - Great hub, very informative, a good read :-)

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Artemus Gordon 7 years ago

My daughter started college this month and it is good to see that her career path is on here.

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MikeNV 7 years ago from Henderson, NV

Almost 7 million jobs have been lost since the recession started in 2007.

+Americans' purchasing power has been battered by the 6.7 million jobs that have vanished since the recession began in December 2007." - Associated Press August 28, 2009

Greenliving 7 years ago

Great Job! I enjoyed this hub. Very informative, very relavent to our economic state!

calling vietnam 7 years ago

Thanks for this hub!

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ciidoctor 7 years ago

thank you so much

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working joe 7 years ago from Seattle, WA

Interesting! But seriously...Avon?

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Andromeda10 7 years ago from Chicago

Cool hub. I don't know if we got the bid for the 2016 Olymics in Chicago but I hope we got/get it. Illinois is in such a terrible way because our former governer was a theif and overspender. 60 million dollars, or something, to put his nameplates over the toll roads. Anyway, I hope to see a great deal of jobs to greet the influx of tourists. Yey! Maybe Illinois can get out of this debt hole with the tax money too! With more people working, more taxes are being paid rather than food stamps given out. Awesome.

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stephanie mclain 7 years ago from Texas

Very informative Patty! Thanks for such a well thought out hub. I've been thinking of going back to college, now I have more of an idea on which way to go. Thanks!

vade 7 years ago from Milford,mi

Hey I don't see "Internet Blogger" on that list.

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bspider 7 years ago

It's interesting that a lot of the high demand jobs of the future are those that require an actual physical presence. Like I was told, if your work can be packaged up and be transmitted over a very afraid.... Very informative and useful hub, thanks.

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cmarshall 7 years ago from Sydney

Nice hub. Very well written, cheers. =)

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charm_baker 7 years ago from Los Angeles, California

Well done. This type of information serves to ward off the utter despair that sometimes comes from job hunting, unsuccessfully. One thing is for sure, after reading this type of content, you know which direction to head in if you're thinking about additional career training. Thanks again.

shakhawat hossain 7 years ago

very nice article try to best

Nisha shan 7 years ago

Good hub. It is very informative and good to read as well.

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USAPoolToy 7 years ago from Florida

Great Hub!!


Tony cheft 7 years ago

This article is quite good quality, good acquaintances with you patty..

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easegiri 7 years ago from Bangalore

I think these holds good to India as well and all the other countries too.

Michelle Long 7 years ago

Hi Patty, thanks for your info for such a great analysis....i think health care might be the hottest industry for this new century and it seems to be growing in the next 5 or 10 years time..

bobby brown 7 years ago

good for me, I'm going to school for psychology. The average person unfortunately will not understand the rest of this text unless they also have a degree in psychology. To do the love of some of them is not the love of all of them. Fraud or skinner(b the be for them) if that is for them. Humanistic vs behaviorist (s of d) very informative! sight!

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halleyhoops 7 years ago from west palm beach

in seven years i can finally get a real job.

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Tamika Davis 7 years ago

Excellent Hub. This info is very insightful and useful for anyone (high school & beyond).

daniel 7 years ago

Nearly 2.8 Million Jobs Available

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Manee 7 years ago

Great Job, Gentleman!

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articleposter 7 years ago

Good post. A lot of info there

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earner 7 years ago from United Kingdom

I saw

6. AVON Independent Sales Representatives

And I thought, "hey, I didn't expect to see that there", but then it's obvious. These aren't jobs, they are opportunities for people to start their own business and so recruitment to these will have escalated over the last 18 months. They're advertising anywhere and everywhere they can because more people are prepared to give it a go, so it makes sense that any company like this is advertising more in a downturn.

It's not a "job" job, so shouldn't really show up imho.

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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America Author

It's listed under jobs in online job engines and offers more openings than some paycheck jobs, so it's included. In fact,more and more employment may become freelance and independent contractor, so the very nature of "job" is changing and must be accepted.

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Jessica Horn 7 years ago

The Tax professionals/tax preparers one interested me, but now that I think about it, I can see how that would be a very necessary part of the economy.

1) All of the lost jobs & income & the government is going to have no choice but to start auditing more because of their lost revenues via less taxes.

2) Because of #1 - people should make a point of being VERY careful about their taxes & make sure they do them the right way.

slamoutte 7 years ago

You went above and beyond with this list. Great stuff you have here....

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bryguy1 7 years ago

Great post Patty! This is a very good outlook on what might be a good choice in careers or for study purposes.

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smashtech 7 years ago from Chennai

Its quite interesting to see Software Application Engineers are still in the top notch positions...

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sudhan45 7 years ago

Nice info.Nice to see you here.

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magdielqr 7 years ago

Great hub. Thank you for this informative Hub.

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itcoll 7 years ago

excellent insights.great work.thanks.

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Filipino girls 7 years ago

great hubs patty its very helpful

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Don Simkovich 7 years ago from Pasadena, CA

I'm surprised nothing was listed in terms of computer network administrators . . . maybe I missed it. Nice comprehensive list.

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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America Author

Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts appear on the list at #1. Administrators may yet be within the top 25; I suspect that they are.

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E. R. Root 7 years ago from Davenport, FL

I was surprised to see Assistant Managers listed in the top 15. With the retail markets seeing little growth compared to projected revenue sales and last year figures.

TEFL Courses 7 years ago

These reports are great I need to plan for my future and some sort of direction is good. Thanks for the info.

bestcellphones 7 years ago

nothing there for aviation , hope I'm not getting into the wrong field. Almost 100k for my schoool, better be able to get a job afterward.

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alexchia01 7 years ago

It seems funny that there are so many jobs advertising on the web, yet our unemployment rate is so high. It almost seems like the employers are taking their own sweet time to find the best people they can find. Thanks.

Free God Of War 6 years ago

It's always good to know what the trends will be in order to prepare future personal decisions. The information you have given us is valuable! Thanks.

BookFlame 6 years ago

All of this is very interesting, for sure. I'm passing it along to my confused nieces abd nephews!

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Robert Clinton 6 years ago

Nice list, That can be give a direction to youngster so they can see the demand here and can follow that path,To get a good high paying job early. Good Hub :)

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Dirah0509 6 years ago from Bay Area, CA

Nice to know HHA's are on the list, I am one and also a CNA (certified nurse assistant).

Nan 6 years ago

Your article was a very good marketing analysis of job prospecting. The key is going to be college degree, or advance training with some kind of certification. Teaching will always be a good field to go into. Medical profession is growing because people will always be ill with some kind of disease.

collegecareerlife 6 years ago

Excellent article! It's good to finally see lists that include all education levels.

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Unique Kids Stuff 6 years ago

That's interesting, I wanted to be a physical therapist for a long time before I switched up my major freshman year.

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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

Updated November 12, '09. Thanks!

Best CD Rates 6 years ago

I wasn't aware of these facts. Thanks for this informative article. I think this article is going to help million of people.

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TheLadders 6 years ago from New York

Patty, your articles on the job market are extremely comprehensive and valuable for folks in the job market. Thanks for continuing to update this hubpage with recent articles. I imagine your projections about the job market through 2016 could be especially valuable for students who are currently choosing their major.

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Artin2010 6 years ago from Northwestern Florida, Gulfcoast

Hey Patty, Thanks for the informative hubpage. I would like working for you I think. Are you hiring?

I am very talented and very diverse. Do you offer a relocation package and hiring bonus?

I can start today! Very nice informational hub! Enjoyed looking it over.

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Bmystic57 6 years ago from Sheldon,Tx

where is all the construction work?

If it wasn't for construction workers and truck drivers

no one would have a place to work at!

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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

San Francisco County, for one place! Check out my 2 Hubs on Treasure Island in San Francisco for the info.

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ciidoctor 6 years ago

you are really a business expert

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nadine_stowne 6 years ago

Interesting information. I look forward to seeing how this projection plays out in the future.

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fdoleac 6 years ago from Hollis, New Hampshire

Real estate is a great career with incredible opportunities. The average Realtor is 53 years old and does not connect with the average home buyer who is 31. It is a wide open markert in the new real estate economy.

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lewgard 6 years ago from Southern Michigan

Very informative. There are some things we just cannot live without, hence the job market in the medical and public services areas.

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highprofile 6 years ago from Hampshire

Great hub with alot of good information on it. People have top look at future proofing themselves and some of the industries and services we have now will not be needed in the future I am sure. The good thing is there will be new things coming into the job markets all the time you just have to look to see the trends change.

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OpinionDuck 6 years ago

As the workforce is laid off, there has to be a point when the flow slows down, but it doesn't mean that things are getting better, does it?

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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

Right, not overall. However, some cities are recovering and others were bothered very little by recession.

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lakeerieartists 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

You don't mention Cleveland, but we are seeing hiring here in the nursing and physical therapy field too with so many medical facilities here. Medical seems to be the one general field that is growing here right now. Really thorough info. :)

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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

Thanks, I'll look into that this weekend and update my Cleveland Jobs Hub. Great to hear from you.

moviedownloads 6 years ago

The medical field is experiencing a bubble right now. 8 out of the top 10 jobs are medical. This is bound to crash. Govt healthcare reform will probably be the cause. It seems however, that sales jobs will always be needed. In the end, a company/person has to sell something to generate revenue.

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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Thanks for the information. I feel people should not be afraid to make a career shift if they are not happy or if their present job does not meet financial needs. It may take going back to school, but it may be well worth it.

Dexter 6 years ago

Great article, I wonder when we will see the 'work at home' revolution, I live in Australia, we have been relatively shielded with unemployment at 5%. However studies are showing that peoples perceptions have changed, after tightening our belkts and even having reduced working hours many people are prefering to sacrifice career over lifestyle. Dexter

vhwang7 6 years ago

What I'm worried about is the role of financial professionals (portfolio managers, stock traders, etc.) and the demand for them right now and in the future. Like a lot of opportunistic people, I chose to major in finance at university right now because of the changing economic conditions. What do you think of the outlook for people such as myself?

These are great data, btw. Very helpful :)

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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

Finance Professionals tackle a lot of different aspects of investment, insurance, and other financial product-services; so get to know as many types of procutes and services as you can. The fastest growing cities in each of teh United States are suburbs that are near big cities that have a growing need for finance people through 2018 or 2020. I've done Hubs on some of them (search "jobs" and fastest growing." NYC is the biggest spot, but there are many others. You might need to mvoe to a job. People in their 30s now will be looking increasingly for portfolios to finance their retirement and this makes the profession viable. Some businesses are growing fast in America and will be looking for financial products.

Remember that McDonalds has made and likely still makes its most money from real estate deals, requiring finance services.

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Nigerian Jobs 6 years ago

Quite analytical, there is always high demand for nurses any time any day, I feel like changing my career ... lol

napoleon mozar 6 years ago

is there a demand job for any green related jobs?

Hannah 6 years ago

Thanks so much...physical therapy is a great occupation and it really helps people in a very great way...

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adorababy 6 years ago from Syracuse, NY

I did not really expect PT to be on the top of the list but it's good that a couple of the healthcare related professions are getting on the top list again.

jovy 6 years ago

so?? IT is indemand.. but in the field of data communication analyst.. thanks for the information.. because i need to know what's will i concentrate in the field og IT

jems 6 years ago

very nice info.i got a lot of ideas

Nicole 6 years ago

Are Surgical Techs and Lab Techs in high demand? I am looking into these.

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quuenieproac 5 years ago from Malaysia

Good job, you have provided useful information and guidance to many people. Congrats.

jblogys 5 years ago

Really good hub-thanks for posting!

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Web World Watcher 5 years ago

Pizza Hut shift managers? Is it just a flourishing franchise?

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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America Author

Managers and Asst. Managers as well as crew are needed in many US States for Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and to a lesser extent KFC. Some franchse owners own all three, though.

I've noticed that some Pizza Huts are remodeling, expanding and adding additional tables inside, with big screen TVs.

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SUSANJK 5 years ago from Florida

This is really useful information. I am currently taking some classes to go into sales.

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susannah42 5 years ago from Florida

Great ideas. I hope the economy really recovers.

Dan 5 years ago

I never see hospitality sales or catering jobs. All hotels have 1-10 or more sales and catering professionals. Check out available jobs at Hotel sales people sell guest room blocks and meeting and banquet space to event planners and travel managers. I work at Hilton and enjoy it a lot. You can start with an online certificate at or

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atomicpaulsen 5 years ago from Orem, UT

impressive list of possible jobs. i've been looking for a job as a park ranger, but didn't see that in this list.

Danny 5 years ago

Its is good to see occupational therapy (OT) has made it into the list as well. We do provide essential health care services to a wide population of people and diagnosis; we get them back to doing what they love to do!!!

denden 5 years ago

its good that my course now is PT its in demand !

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Gregory Hasman 66 4 years ago from Denton TX

Very interesting. I am an office service clerk in Houston, TX for a wealth management co. and freelance writer. Do you know of good links as I plan to relocate sometime in the future.

celine 4 years ago

bet today was my lucky day, because i have been looking for something educative like this but i have never found about to join college and i didn't know whether to study medicine or B.A. THANK YOU AND KEEP UP


HI! such a useful information,..this could be a big help to people,especially those students who want to find job after graduating

OluO 4 years ago

Very helpful as I look for a career change.

mitziellapastora 4 years ago

hello every one looking for a job now.

dev 4 years ago

Thanks for the post but i was typically looking for software engineer jobs.

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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

With the growth of private space flight since July 4, 2011 you will see an upsurge in Software Engineer jobs as well.

Danish 4 years ago

I need job in Australia.Any one help me.than plz contact me my E mail ID

Chuck 4 years ago

Try hotel sales and catering. Every hotel employes 1-10 or more sales and catering people. Hospitality is one of the world's largest employers. Start entry level at 40-60K. Advance to 60-100K in approximately 5 years. It's a fun career with lots of job opportuniteis. Try ahla or for online certificates to get started fast

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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

Thanks for the information. Certainly as the population increases, we'll need more people in these jobs.

Jack Curtis Agnew 4 years ago

This information has proven very useful for it has given me an insight into the future in business studies. This has helped me considerably to deeply think about what business studies course I would like to peruse in university, thanks jack

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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

Thanks for reading and I wish you every success in your career. Watch for changes in years 2012 - 2014 in the expanding aerospace industry as well as bioengineering.

nirmal kumar 4 years ago

thanks for your given information,i was really exciting about this job details,but i need the information about IT job vacancies in the year of 2016 and i need the details about IT job demands.sir.......

getnet 4 years ago

it is veary use ful

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mikehatton01 3 years ago from Michigan


Still looking for a job but I have noticed a pickup in the number of semi trucks on the interstates. We still need to invest majorly in out transportation infrastructure.

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Patty Inglish, MS 3 years ago from North America Author

I agree - too many roads in disrepair and they cause haards. I saw more than one truck overturned yesterday because of potholes and such!

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Cheeky Girl 3 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

Amazing information here. What a cool Hub!

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Patty Inglish, MS 3 years ago from North America Author

Thanks very much!

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Hugo Furst 2 years ago from Australia

Interesting! Cheers for writing this hub, man. Voted up :)

char 2 years ago

im planning to get a nice course then i plan to get a BS psychology is it indemand.. this year until 2019 and so on..

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b-ageless 2 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Very interesting reading. I find the type of Job that I do very rewarding, but most people don't even know that we exist, hoping to see Growth by 2016!

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Patty Inglish, MS 2 years ago from North America Author

I agree with you in your hope for more growth and for highlighting of good jobs that no one knows about. Thanks, b-ageless!

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b-ageless 2 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Thank-you for your feedback, Patty Inglish, MS ! Much appreciated!

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Patty Inglish, MS 2 years ago from North America Author

I hope that you will enjoy writing at Hubpages. There's always something new!

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b-ageless 2 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Thank-you Patty Inglish MS, I hope I do too, I'm still learning to navigate around and learn "how to bring traffic' to my Hub ? Is there no one interested in the Job I do? Lol

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Patty Inglish, MS 2 years ago from North America Author

I shared your Hub on your service that takes the place of a "dedicated driver." The service could be useful in many communities.

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b-ageless 2 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Thank you Patty Inglish, MS , yes I agree that it does take a "dedicated driver", the service could be used in many communities and it is also very fulfilling to be able to provide custom catered service, as no two clients are the same.

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IJR112 2 years ago

Good stuff. Relevant today just as much as back then.

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dhimanreena 2 years ago

Hey thanks a ton for such an insightful article.

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londonaccountants 2 years ago from London, UK

Brilliant information, thanks for compiling and presenting it so well!

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aesta1 20 months ago from Ontario, Canada

In-demand jobs do reflect the change taking place in society. It is interesting. I hope high school career counsellors are busy sharing this information to students.

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Patty Inglish, MS 20 months ago from North America Author

@aesta1 - I agree with you many times over. High school and college counselors need to inform themselves of near-future and long term job trends. Thanks for commenting and if you have anything you;d like researched for the students, I'll do a Hub about it.

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