When most people think of Florida, they think of retired folks, Disneyland, and everglades. However, what they should be thinking of his new job opportunities, because the business in Florida is on the upturn for IT, Healthcare, and Human Services. The economy in Florida is strengthening; so many more people are looking to work there.
To find this information, the State Employment Security for Florida collected data on the labor market and the occupational outlook.
Information Technology or IT is the sector with the biggest projected growth, with all of the Top 7 Jobs in Florida within this sector. The fastest growing job is Computer Support Specialists. This is creating nearly 30,000 new job opportunities, almost doubling the amount from year 2000. It makes sense, seeing the explosion of technological devices and their usability to those without technological knowledge. The second place contender is Computer Software Engineer. With all of the new devices needing software, this particular career is increasing by 84% in 2010.
The jobs that are creating the most openings, the ones that are easier to get work as, are
1. Retail Sales
2. Wait staff
3. Customer Service Reps
4. Food Prep and Service
5. Registered Nurses, or RNS
6. General Office Clerks
7. Nurse’s Aides and Orderlies
10. Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
11. Child Care Workers
12. Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
13. Home Health Aides, or HHAs
14. Restaurant Cooks
16. Accountants and Auditors
17. Elementary School Teachers
18. Retail and Concessions Cashiers
19. Maids and Housekeepers
20. Security Guards.
However, for jobs with real big pull from the Florida area, with over 75,000 new job opportunities, these are the Top Ten
1. Physical Therapists and Assistants
2. Occupational Therapists and Assistants
3. Registered Nurses
4. Speech Language Pathologists
5. Salespeople and Cashiers
6. Sales Representative
7. Speech Therapy jobs
8. Nursing support staff and CNAs
9. Customer Service Reps
10. Administrative Assistants
The majority of these fall within the realm of therapy, with a few hot jobs falling into the realm of sales, but the Healthcare field does not require medical school in order to find a decent job. There is a high demand for employees in the medical field for other services.
While you should never base your career decisions solely on growth, you should consider how easy it will be to attain a job in your given field in the future. If you are considering two career options, both equal, opt for the career that has better growth possibilities. Especially if you are paying for college, be sure you can actually work with the job of your dreams.