Need a new day job?

7 Jan

Hit up these industries in 2011

By Amy Schroeder

Technology, education, and healthcare are the most secure job industries for 2011.

Nurse, physical therapist, pharmacist, software engineer, and biomedical/environmental engineer will top the list as some of the new year’s most secure careers, the Today Show reported on January 7.

Don’t have the (seemingly) right skillz to hack it in 2011? Even if, on paper, you don’t fall into the top three categories, you may have a good chance to find new (or improved) employment. Get creative—consider the skills and experience you have and how you can apply them to fruitful industries.

For instance, if you’re a writer, perhaps you could develop content for startup tech companies, or, if you’re a crafter, you could curate art workshops for hospitals, daycares, and retirement centers.

Sure, 2010 was a crap year for job growth, but the DIY Business Association is feeling good vibes about 2011. In December 2010, the jobless rate dipped from 9.8% to 9.4%, the lowest rate since May 2009. Though only 103,000 jobs were added in December (125,000 jobs per month should be added to rebuild the economy), the Today Show reports that many American companies plan to hire significantly from January to June 2011.

And, get this:

• The average unemployed American takes about 34 weeks to find a job. Unfortunately, this is toooooo long. In comparison, during the 2001 recession, the peak time to find a job was 20 weeks.

• If you have a college degree, your chance of losing your job decreases by half. Cities with highest hiring rates: Boston, Washington, D.C., and Austin.

For more info, read “U.S. businesses stepped up hiring in December.”


One Response to “Need a new day job?”

  1. mining jobs January 9, 2011 at 2:32 am #

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