Where are the in-demand jobs?
I think about this a lot. It is one thing to take classes, go back to school as a nontraditional student, and succeed. It's another thing to actually find and hold a job in this economy today during or after college. Nontraditional students often need a part-time or even a full-time job even if they are taking classes at the same time, just to get by.
So it can be important to know what jobs are in demand.
I turned towards my best source for this kind of information, the US government. I went to Career One Stop and looked this up.
It says the top three fastest growing jobs overall are:
1.Network systems and data communications analysts
2.Personal and home care aides, and
3.Computer software engineers, and applications
Jobs nationwide with the most openings right now are:
2.Cashiers, except gaming, and
3.Waiters and waitresses
You can read the whole list here at the Career One Stop What's Hot page.
I also found a new site today called USAJOBS that features Federal jobs. (http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/) This site also has a “jobs in demand” button on the left hand side you can use to search for jobs that are needed.
Other interesting sites and articles are here:
CNN – big demand, good pay
Get a part or full-time job:
The Career One Stop Job Bank re-employment portal (new)
The Career Builder site
The Job Hunt Site
Job Seeker Weekly
Working at home:
Career One Stop – jobs in demand
The USA Jobs site
The clip art at the top of this posting is from Microsoft's great clip art site here:
Let me know other sites you like, and I hope this is a helpful posting for you. Write me a comment to let me know. And have a great week!