Being knowledgeable of the job field that you are looking to can allow you to know the optimal time for going into a field and what your chances of getting a job are. According to US News and World Reports when they predicted the 50 careers with the highest demand in 2010, the top five Industries listed by importance were:
1. Science and Technology,
5. Creative and Service.
Of course, some of these categories are open to interpretation and criticism. The idea that Education and Civic are together may be open to criticism, as are the combination of Creative and Service.
Looking at the Federal Government’s predictions of growth and numbers of new jobs that they made for 2008-2018, the report makes employment trend projections. They analyzed the five major industries and came up with the top 20 careers for 2010.
1. Computer Software Engineer- with the amount of new smart technology, this one is not that surprising
2. Systems Analyst- Again, with technology is huge
3. Network Administrator- Again, technology
4. Biomedical Engineer- Specialization and the rate of growth in this sector leads to an extremely high demand. Also comes with the perk of researching to save people’s lives.
5. X-Ray Technician- No bones about it, people need x-rays for a number of diagnoses, and they are much cheaper than MRIs and CAT scans
6. Veterinarian- There is actually a great demand for these, despite how many people love animals.
7. Lab Tech- From forensics to research, the ability to analyze results in a laboratory is something that no one can make a computer do right.
8. Physical Therapist- was the highest demand job in 2009 and in January 2010
9. Firefighter- but Special Ed Teacher also comes close
10. Mediator- Being able to chill people out and help them come to compromises is a gift. A gift that other people want.
11. Clergy- God is always looking for employees
12. Urban Planner- Sectioning off parts of the city can lead to extraordinary booms or extraordinary busts in the sustainability of that city. The power can be yours.
13. Financial Adviser/Advisor- People do not understand money. They need help. Can you help them?
15. Training Specialist
16. Financial Analyst
17. Commercial Pilot- this can be tricky with the recent changes in airport security and pay cuts towards even the most experienced pilots.
18. Technical Writer
19. Funeral Director
20. Security System Installer
However, it must be noted that this ranking has come onto criticism by various workers in the various fields due to a lack of growth in some particular job titles.