Someone posting something about hot jobs! Well, here I am!!

A lot of you reading this might be on your way to graduate and looking forward to it! Now,, its time to start thinking about college, and maybe the kinds of course, or the degree you are about to work towards.

I always ask students what they want to do as a career and many of them tell me something that offers a lot of opportunities. Certainly money is an answer too, but a lot of them just want to make sure they get a job when they graduate.

It took me 6 months to find a job. I got a degree in Communications which is pretty general. I had to figure out what types of JOB I could get within my chosen CAREER. A career is a lifetime work. A job is a list of duties and responsibilities you get paid for.I had several jobs that shaped my career. I’ve grown significantly in my skills and talents because of the different jobs I’ve held.

You might be looking for this? Might be wondering what specific job you can do now? The list I posted on here is from BLS.GOV and lists specific jobs that are hot. The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes the most accurate information regarding everything Labor.

Take it the next step and once you see the job that might interest you below, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook for specific definitions and future outlook of these jobs. Or if you can’t find the job you are inquiring about below, visit the handbook anyway to search for your job.

Table 1.3 Fastest growing occupations, 2008 and projected 2018
(Numbers in thousands)

2008 NationalEmployment Title
2018 Percent
Biomedical engineers 16.0 27.6 72.02 Bachelor’s degree
Network systems and data communications analysts 292.0 447.8 53.36 Bachelor’s degree
Home health aides 921.7 1382.6 50.01 Short-term on-the-job training
Personal and home care aides 817.2 1,193.0 45.99 Short-term on-the-job training
Financial examiners 27.0 38.1 41.16 Bachelor’s degree
Medical scientists, except epidemiologists 109.4 153.6 40.36 Doctoral degree
Physician assistants 74.8 103.9 38.99 Master’s degree
Skin care specialists 38.8 53.5 37.86 Postsecondary vocational award
Biochemists and biophysicists 23.2 31.9 37.42 Doctoral degree
Athletic trainers 16.3 22.4 36.95 Bachelor’s degree
Physical therapist aides 46.1 62.8 36.29 Short-term on-the-job training
Dental hygienists 174.1 237.0 36.14 Associate degree
Veterinary technologists and technicians 79.6 108.1 35.77 Associate degree
Dental assistants 295.3 400.9 35.75 Moderate-term on-the-job training
Computer software engineers, applications 514.8 689.9 34.01 Bachelor’s degree
Medical assistants 483.6 647.5 33.9 Moderate-term on-the-job training
Physical therapist assistants 63.8 85.0 33.28 Associate degree
Veterinarians 59.7 79.4 32.95 First professional degree
Self-enrichment education teachers 253.6 334.9 32.05 Work experience in a related occupation
Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 260.2 341.0 31.05 Long-term on-the-job training
Occupational therapist aides 7.8 10.2 30.74 Short-term on-the-job training
Environmental engineers 54.3 70.9 30.62 Bachelor’s degree
Pharmacy technicians 326.3 426.0 30.57 Moderate-term on-the-job training
Computer software engineers, systems software 394.8 515.0 30.44 Bachelor’s degree
Survey researchers 23.4 30.5 30.36 Bachelor’s degree
Physical therapists 185.5 241.7 30.27 Master’s degree
Personal financial advisors 208.4 271.2 30.13 Bachelor’s degree
Environmental engineering technicians 21.2 27.5 30.1 Associate degree
Occupational therapist assistants 26.6 34.6 29.78 Associate degree
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 261.1 337.9 29.41 Postsecondary vocational award
Source: Employment Projections Program, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

This list above is just a framework of the growth in some industries. Always know that the more moveable you are, the more opportunities you have. There is always room for growth. Your own growth. Keep researching all the possible skills you have and how they can be applied to certain jobs.

Your Success is My Success,

Keith Lipke

Keith Lipke is a careers and college recruiter, coach, mentor and blogger at The Hope Chest. His passion is to educate, inspire, and give hope to young people along their journey who need it upon their search for the right career.