Top Hot Jobs in North America and Where to Find Them

Number One Job Listing in America: Physical Therapist

Phsycial Therapists are in high demand across the United States at all levels of employment, including Full-Time, Part-Time, Contractor, and Temporary assignments. Among US States, Texas includes three large cities whose employers are posting large numbers of job openings for physical therapists. These are Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio.

In 2008 and 2009, physical therapists also became high demand professionals in the Travel Healthcare Industry. One largely the realm of travel nurses, the Travel Healthcare has developed to include many opportunities for physical terapists, occupational therapists, and doctors, as well as some allied health professionals.

For city reviews and and emploment trends for the three cities mentions above, please see:

Number One Job in Number of Openings and % Increase

Notice the increase beginning again after January 2012.
Notice the increase beginning again after January 2012.
The upward progession of the graph shows marked increase of jobs over time.
The upward progession of the graph shows marked increase of jobs over time. | Source

Top Cities for Physical Therapist Jobs

  1. TEXAS: Houston, Dallas, San Antonio
  2. Jacksonville FL
  3. Albuquerque
  4. St. Louis
  5. Chicago
  6. Louisville KY
  7. Colorado Springs
  8. Memphis
  9. Lexington KY
  10. North Fort Myers FL

 

Number of Job Listings

On June 17, 2009 Indeed.com, one of the largest job search engines in America, listed a total of 2,657, 563 job openings (an increase of over 100,000+ jobs listings in 2 days). Many additional jobs were open but not listed online.

Over 46,000 listings were for Physical Therapist Assistants and over 119,000 were for Physical Therapists.

<If you are unemployed or underemployed, check with your County jobs services or jobs and family services or WIA office and ask about Training Dollars afforded by the 2009 Stilumus Package to train workers for new jobs, including the line of physical therapy.>

A variety of offices are aviable to help people attempt to find employment and training and one place to start is here: County One Stop Centers in the USA.

Job Locations, listed from Most Jobs to Least

  1. New York City
  2. Houston TX
  3. Washington, DC
  4. Chicago
  5. Los Angeles
  6. Atlanta, GA
  7. Dallas
  8. Boston
  9. San Diego
  10. San Francisco
  11. Philadelphia
  12. Las Vegas
  13. Seattle, WA

 

Top Jobs Online, Combined Internet Sources

  1. Physical Therapists
  2. Assistant Managers
  3. Avon and Other Independent Beauty Consultants
  4. Physicians/Doctors
  5. Occupational Therapists
  6. Sales Managers & Salespersons - also on Canadian Top 10 (see below)
  7. Registered Nurses (RNs) - also on Canadian Top 10
  8. Store Managers
  9. Administrative Assistants - also on Canadian Top 10
  10. Customer Service Reps - also on Canadian Top 10

Number of US Online Job Listings - Percentage Growth

This graph indicates rising growth overall, but with a downturn at the end of 2008, but another increase to January 2009, a slight decrease and then continuing increase in February. In June 2009, steady increase has been the norm.
This graph indicates rising growth overall, but with a downturn at the end of 2008, but another increase to January 2009, a slight decrease and then continuing increase in February. In June 2009, steady increase has been the norm.

Job Forecasts through 2016, 2020, and 2100

US President Barack Obama planned to save or to create 3,500,000 across the nation form 2009 - 2012.

Federal, state, and local job trends and forecasts of high-growth and high-demand jobs in this country are available through 2016, with Healthcare occupations remaining in high demand through at least 2020. In addition, Healthcare job openings are expected to reamin overly abundant through the very end of the 21st Century.

A recesion marred commercial progess in American in the 3rd and 4th QTRs of 2008 and entended through 2009. President George W. Bush spurred stimulus or "bailout" funding during this time. Under new President Barack Obama, a Stimulus Package, an Omnibus Package and other Federal Aid was distributed to big businesses such as banks, insurance companies and the auto industry. Meanwhile, large and small businesses closed their doors and workers were laid off - some having lost their retirement accounts in the economic downturn.

During 1st and 2nd Qtrs of 2009, the number of job listings on the Internet began to increase, shown by the rising curve of the graph below, based on gathering data from thousands of job listing websites across the nation. Many other open jobs are never listed on the Internet, but online postings are a good starting point.

How do actual job listings compare to nation, state, and local predictions?

Positive Job Listing Trends in forecast "Top 10"

Highest Percentage of growth among the top 4 relevant job titles (Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors make up a single group in the forecasts).
Highest Percentage of growth among the top 4 relevant job titles (Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors make up a single group in the forecasts).
Lowest percentage of growth.
Lowest percentage of growth.

Top 10 Fastest-Growing Jobs Forecast by DOL through 2016

The US Department of Labor forecast the following 10 occupations to grow most quickly from 2006 to 2016. Only the 4 job titles in bold print showed an overall increase (growth) from 2006 - 2009.

  1. Network Systems And Data Communications Analysts - IT
  2. Personal & Home Care Aides – Healthcare
  3. Home Health Aides (HHAs) - Healthcare
  4. Computer Software Applications Engineers - IT
  5. Veterinary Technologists & Technicians - Healthcare
  6. Personal Financial Advisors – Financial
  7. Makeup Artists – Theatrical, performance (entertainment/show business)
  8. Medical Assistants (MAs) - Healthcare
  9. Veterinarians - Healthcare
  10. Substance Abuse & Behavioral Disorder Counselors – Healthcare

Most of these jobs are in Healthcare (human and animal), followed by Information Technology (IT), Finance, and Entertainment.

A comparison of forecast top jobs with the 1) Top Job Listings in America and the 2) Job Listings Trends 2005-2009 (above) shows a clear discrepancy through 1st or 2nd QTR 2009. Most of the forecast top jobs fluctuated widely and declined overall from 2005 - 2009. The 4 exceptions were: Personal & Home Care Aides, Home Health Aides, Medical Assistants, and Substance Abuse Counselors & Behavioral Disorder Counselors. One category that increased and then dropped off was the Computer Software Engineers group.

Registered Nurse is one other Faster-Increasing Job Listing

COMPARISONS -- WOWJOBS CANADA

Live-In Caregivers have come into quite high demand in Canada, from December steadily through at least June 2009, as shown by actual listings on WOWJOBS.
Live-In Caregivers have come into quite high demand in Canada, from December steadily through at least June 2009, as shown by actual listings on WOWJOBS.

Canadian Jobs

WOWJOBS seems to be the largest listing job search engine in Canada. on June 17, online jobs reached to over 144,000 jobs nationwide in Canada, far fewer than in USA.

The graph above shows the amazing increase in open positions in the Number One Online-Listed Job in Canada: Live-In Caregiver.

Thus, the Number One high demand job in North American Nations:

  • Canada -- Live-In Caregiver
  • US -- Physical Therapist

Both these positions are involved in Healthcare and Personal Services.

<Note: Indeed and SimplyHired also operate job search engines in Canada, but without trends accessibility.>

Top-Listed Canadian Jobs

  1. Live-In Caregivers
  2. Sales Associates/Salespersons
  3. Cooks
  4. Administrative Assistants
  5. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  6. Customer Service Representatives
  7. Food Counter Attendants
  8. Project Managers
  9. Sales Representatives
  10. Cashiers

Top 10 Canadian Cities Posting the Most Jobs

  1. Toronto, 2. Calgary, 3. Vancouver, 4. Edmonton, 5. Montreal 6., Ottawa, 7. Winnipeg, 8.Mississauga, 9. Quebec, 10.London

Jobs in the Canadian MIcro-City for the Future: Victoria BC

Click here for a link to Micro-Cities for the Future)

  1. General Help
  2. Trades
  3. Live-In Caregiver
  4. Hotel/Restaurant Jobs
  5. Managers - includes Restaurant Managers
  6. Office Clerks
  7. Sales Representatives
  8. Dental Assistants and Receptionists
  9. Corporate Recruiters
  10. Hairstylists and Beauticians

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RVDaniels 7 years ago from Athens, GA

Great research for this hub. You really put a lot of thought into it.


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America Author

Thanks for posting, RVD - I feel fortunate to have been able to find enough info and trending materials. Hope people can use the information to their advantage!


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BristolBoy 7 years ago from Bristol

These hubs are always very useful. I had never heard of Indeed before reading this hub but have explored it and discovered that they have a British version. However, I have been unable to get the trending data which you have found to find out whether my chosen career in the UK is becoming more or less in demand - it seems like they don't do trending data for the UK!


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America Author

I wonder how many UK jobs are also advertised on Indeed in USA? If there are many, this might provide a base for trending with the US Indeed, but I don't know how accurate that might be.

I'll keep on the lookout for trending engines for UK.


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BristolBoy 7 years ago from Bristol

Yeah that seems like it could be an option, although as you mention this depends on how many jobs are listed on the American site.


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sukkran 7 years ago from TRICHY, TAMIL NADU, INDIA.

yes, well informative hub. thumbs up for this great work.


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America Author

Thanks, sukkran - it took a bit of work, but was really very interesting. I'll do more of this type of research and hopefully help our readers.

I heard on last night's News that 6,500,000 Americans are receiving Unemployment. We had only about 3,000,000 openings according to Indeed.com yesterday -- Unadvertised jobs bring more to that number, but still not enough to help all the Unemployed. We need the extra 3,000,000 jobs that President Obama is creating, but we need them very, very soon.

Thanks for commenting, BristolBoy and sukkran!


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RGraf 7 years ago from Wisconsin

Anyone in the medical field is always in demand. Those are some "safe" careers to get.


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America Author

And I wonder how a nationalized health system might affect that? Lower wages, higher wages? More or fewer jobs?I don't know.


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RGraf 7 years ago from Wisconsin

That would be a concern. I don't know if the government is thinking in the long-term in effects. We seem never to learn from history that you need to look past the next few days and see the actual impact.


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America Author

I think you are correct. Perhaps someone in govt will get an idea about this.


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hans56 7 years ago from Amsterdam/Chicago

Very usefull, still I do have some doubts about longer term developments. As far as my own experience goes we always tend to think that developments will continue to go in the direction they are going now. Three recessions and three booms, and every time we made the same mistake, progress or decline in the same direction we were moving now. This also applies to demand in certain sectors, locations but sofar none of them came true.


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America Author

It's easy to see that the current forecasts don't match the job listings in any given month, or perhaps at all from 2005 - 2009. Thanks for the comment!.

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