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Top 10 Best Hot Jobs and Careers for 2012 - 2022: Predictions, Analysis and Comparison

Updated on April 13, 2012

Business, Employment and Economics Analysts

At the end of the first decade of the new millennium, in 2010, the well known and respected Kiplinger Magazine provided analysts that predicted 13 Top Careers. These top careers are those within the American workforce, which began recovering from the Recession of 2008 - 2010, that would likely predominate the job and employment market during the decades 2010 - 2020, 2012 - 2022, and certainly beyond. as the American and global populations increase in average age. For instance, Travel Nursing and other Travel Health Professions are offering increasingly high wages and extra benefits that include mortgage payment and should continue to do so to mid-century.

Advisability is on the side of examining at least two or three additional analytical journals for second opinions and to weed out author biases. After all, the State and Federal governments combine to list a Top 50 Employers in each of the 50 United States on the website ace.net; but on a major competitor's site, companies pay to be on the list; it is simply advertising that some readers take for reporting. Misinformation and mythology run rampant in these channels.

Here, let's look at my own findings of the Top 10 Hot Careers in America. This is based on data culled from among American Federal, State, and Local employment projections that are of public record. We can compare the official government-predicted employment and job projections with actual employment trends and job listings in our national job market with the original 13 careers first mentioned above. Let us see if any match.

From my workforce development projects during the mid-1990s to date, I've found that Physical Therapist (or PT) as a career has been the Number One producer of job listings coast-to-coast. long-term. It is still such in 2010 and 2011, but other Healthcare professions are increasing in numbers as well. The largest proportion of these PT jobs since at least 2008 are opening up throughout the State of Texas.

Related to new jobs, the US Federal Department of Labor chose Physical Therapist as a top pick for future job growth in the late 2000s, matching employment and job listing trends. However, this career did not appear in the Top 10 of the 13 predicted in the Kiplinger article mentioned at the top of this piece. Physical Therapy , in fact, appeared somewhere below that group of 13, but still within the Top 20 Careers presented in the related video below. Perhaps, Physical Therapist will give way to the rising Occupational Therapist.

In February 2010 and in March through April 2011, PT was still the most frequently listed (highest demand) job listing across all Internet sources as a universe. This fact was shown by the aggregates presented on SimplyHired.com and Indeed.com. These are leaders in aggregating Internet-posted jobs from all sources (see links below).


Physical and Occupational Therapy Jobs Are Increasing In the Public and Private Sectors

Army Staff Sgt. Gaither, physical therapy noncommissioned officer in charge with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, checks on a soldier with back pain at the combat support hospital at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq.
Army Staff Sgt. Gaither, physical therapy noncommissioned officer in charge with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, checks on a soldier with back pain at the combat support hospital at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq. | Source

US News Picks - 50 Top Careers for 2010 to 2020

The Future

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Top 10 Hot Jobs Among All Internet Sources

In December 2010, 4,100,000 job listings were posted Internet-wide for America. By late Spring and Summer 2011, over 5,000,000 jobs were posted.

The USA seems to maintain an Internet-listed job pool of over 5 million jobs. Among them, the following TOP 10 JOBS are most frequently listed on SImplyHired.com and Indeed.com combined. Each of these organizations offers search engines around the world as well.

Healthcare related jobs will likey increase to 2050 and probably past 2100.

TOP 10 JOBS:

  1. Physical Therapists
  2. Occupational Therapists
  3. Assistant Managers - Retail and Restaurant.
  4. Managers - Financial Products, and Restaurant/Food Service.
  5. Family Practice and Internal Medicine Physicians
  6. Sales Associates/Salespeople
  7. Tax Preparers and Accountants
  8. Sales Managers and Sales Representatives
  9. Registered Nurses (RNs) - includes Travel Nursing
  10. Project Managers - Largely IT related; Domestic and International Business, private, government, and government contractor.

Registered Nurses (RNs), Nurse Practitioners, and Physician (or Physician's) Assistants and Medical Assistants; as well as Little Clinics in drug and grocery stores, are on the rise as a matter of cost containment and cost reduction, pulling business away from private practice MDs, DOs, and Emergency Rooms.

US Federal Job Projections 2008 - 2018

Job titles that appear on both lists are in bold type.

Arranged by Percentage of Growth over previous figures, High to Low:

  1. Biomedical Engineers - At least a Bachelors Degree.
  2. Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts - Bachelors Degree (many companies require graduate degrees, however in "real life"). This position will increase in importance and numbers, because IT cuts across all job fields in the 2010s. Look for it to explode with new jobs. 
  3. Home Health Aides (HHAs) - HHA Certificate or On the Job Training under a licensed supervisor.
  4. Personal/Home Care Aides - On the Job Training, but many and community colleges are offering training and certifications.
  5. Financial Examiners - Bachelors Degree. although many job descriptions require a Masters.
  6. Medical Scientists - Doctorate.
  7. Physician’s Assistants - Masters Degree level (not all hospitals and doctors require this much education for assistants working in private practice, but a licensed MD or DO needs to be on site).
  8. Skin Care Specialists - Vocational Certificate. This is a non-medical position, but one that is often offered within the workings of a medical practice.
  9. Biochemists/Biophysicists - Doctorate
  10. Athletic Trainers - Bachelor Degree and above.

Arranged by Actual Numbers of Increasing Jobs, High to Low:

  1. Registered Nurses - Associate Degree or 3-year degree (RN) - Some positions require the BSN.
  2. Home Health Aides (HHA) - see above
  3. Customer Service Representatives - Moderate-length and ongoing training.
  4. Combined Food Prep-Service Workers - Like fast food, concessions, etc. - Usually trained at work.
  5. Personal/Home Care Aides - see above
  6. Retail Salespersons - Trained at work, but certifications are avaiabel in some communities.
  7. General Office Clerks - Same as for Rertail Sales above.
  8. Accountants/Auditors - Bachelors Degree at least. Forensic Accounting is growing very quickly.
  9. Nursing Aides (CNAs), Orderlies, Attendants - Usually require Vocational Certificates and ongoing training at work.
  10. Postsecondary Teachers (College Level) - Doctorate

The Kiplinger Article Top 10 Careers to 2020

  1. Federal Government Managers - Some of these jobs already appeared in top job listings on Indeed.com and SimplyHired.com in 2009, but disappeared by 2010.
  2. Higher-Education Administrators - Because professionals are working longer into the lifespan, this position may not emerge as a high demand job by 2020. However, the number of career academies and vocational schools providing certificates for 2 years or less of study may increase in the US. Stimulus Funding dollars spent to expand colleges, vocational schools, and universities may create such a need. A larger amount of funding seems to be going to educational R&D, with resulting new jobs and products.
  3. Program Evaluators - Increased numbers of government programs require program evaluators and compliance officers to monitor government funding and the results achieved on the federal, state, county, and local levels. My experience is that with each change of US President, these jobs either increase or decrease for the next 4 or 8 years.
  4. Corporate Executives in Global Business Development or Global Workforces (International business). The recommended languages to know are Mandarin (a Chinese language), Hindi, Bengali, Russian, Portuguese, Arabic,and Farsi. Chinese is expected, because of US financial borrowing from China and related future development, along with China's growth in International Business. Russian was a big language to know in the 1960s-1980s, and then fell out of celebrity -- More dealing with the Russian government and business sectors is expected 2010 - 2020. Many US corporations have offices and workforces in Arab nations as well.
  5. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists - Reportedly, this is the only type of Mental Health treatment that the new insurance system for America after 2012 will support. My experiences in providing treatment did not find this type to be the most effective for most patients. However, some applications of it are simpler and cheaper than all other Mental Health Treatments. My worst experience surrounding this treatment was listening to a psychologist tell a back-injured Workers Compensation client about reported back pain, "Your back does not hurt, so you have no pain." It was a very short treatment session, with very little further conversation and the patient was angry. It was a misapplication of the treatment, but you get my point - this therapy can be minimal and ineffective in some cases.
  6. Immigration Experts - This many be an imminent increase with the focus on legalizing undocumented workers.
  7. Researchers - Government funded topics involve physics, math, biology, engineering, and computer science (CIS). This is to be expected with the advance of Medical and Bio-engineering, privatized space flight, and other fields. Major Universities and businesses across America are already advertising Research Scientist positions. High School Curricula are promoting these lines of study as well.
  8. Health-Informatics Specialists – This involves the National Medical Database as well as increasing patient activity generated by an aging American population. it takes a legion of workers to construct and maintain such a national database, and it may not come to fruition.
  9. Optometrists - An increase in the need for these professionals likely has to do with an aging population and a need for piots in thre military and privite aviation and aeronautics field.
  10. Genetic Counselors - This directly involves looking for genetically based diseases and conditions in order to repair damage, prevent or end conception, or treat patients more fully. However, there is a trend in clients' desire for wishing to design babies according to specific genetic information. This is not yet possible in the 2010s.

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Employment Trends in the Kiplinger Top 10

The Top 10 Careers of the top 13 recommended by the Kiplinger artlcle mentioned above performed in this manner from 2008 - 2009:

  1. Federal Govt Manager - Increased in job listings 156%, especially under Stimulus Funding. From 2010 - 2011, they decreased.
  2. Higher-Education Administrators - University Administrators increased 68%
  3. Program Evaluators - Increased 18%, likely connected to Stimulus Funding.
  4. Global Corporation Executive - Decreased 11%
  5. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists - Increased 50%
  6. Immigration Experts - Increased 82%; makes sense given US border concerns.
  7. Researchers - Research Scientist increased 51%
  8. Health-Informatics Specialists - Increased 89%
  9. Optometrist - Increased 116% -- Still increasing during Summer 2011, especially with the military services, particularly US Air Force. SPECULATION: We likely need more aviation and aerospace pilots, who require 20/20 vision without correction; perhaps assessment and eye surgery is increasing and is going to spike high numbers in privatized space flight and the US Mission to Mars.
  10. Genetic Counselor - Decreased 25%

From 2008 through 2009, job listings increased for 8 out of 10 of the careers recommended by the Kiplinger article. Physical Therapist jobs (ranked just below the top 10) did, indeed, decrease 22% beginning July 2009; yet, approximately 140,000 of these jobs were open at that time. PTs were advertised in increasing numbers from 2010 to mid-2011, along with Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists - all used by the elderly and increasingly by veterans returning from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Iran.

[Reference: Kiplinger Magazine online; BLS, SimplyHired.com , Indeed.com ]

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      Reena Dhiman 2 years ago

      Thanks for very helpful stats about job area and scope for the period of 2012-2022.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image
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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      I hope you're standing in a job! :)

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      Live To Write 5 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      No wonder you are so sought after... I stand in awe Ms Inglish

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      dream jobs coming 5 years ago

      Hi there specially those from Transactions Advisory Group (TAG)! Our client in FPIP Sto. Tomas, Batangas is looking for Financial Modelers, must be a CPA and with years of related experience. For those who are interested, you may send your CV at trabahorecruitment@yahoo.com. Thank you!

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      I hope it helps; new guidelines come out every two years, but they overlap. Look for new types of jobs very soon!

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      Skyler Meyer 5 years ago from 297 Garlington Rd Unit A Greenville, SC 29615

      Hi Patty, These list is very helpful especially to me as high school graduate. It will serves as my guidelines in choosing my course in college.. Thanks for posting great hub..

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      loveoflearning 5 years ago from U.S

      Great Information! Thanks Patty!

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      lolita jones 5 years ago

      awesome info helped alot thanks

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      greghura 5 years ago

      Cognetive approact for a right forecast. Can we take it as abstract atleaset for now to plan ahead?

      grehura, San jose,CA

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      Nursing can be a very good career for many people. A friend began as a unit clerk in a hospital that paid for her schooling and is now an RN. She likes her work and may move on to Nurse Practitioner.

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      thecnatraining 5 years ago from Vancouver

      This is a great resource for young students to work for. Im glad nursing made the list! All other professions are great and satisfying.

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      greghura 5 years ago

      Highly motivative, really useful in planning better for future secured jobs inline to the requirement and accent.

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      Greg Sereda 5 years ago from Sandomierz, Poland

      Very thorough. Thanks.

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      forhirejobs 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      If I were a college student right now there would be 3 areas of study I would head into. Engineering, Technology or Healthcare. They all earn a great income and are recession proof.

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 5 years ago from Western NC

      Very informative. Though I find myself thinking, 'Hmm...I could just be a writer, couldn't I?" :)

      Thanks!

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      1,000s of such jobs are beginning to emerge through the Top 5 SpaceShip Companies in USA I just wrote about. In addition, medical and health-related companies are increasing IT positions. However, some states have more opportunitites than others.

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      Charles 5 years ago

      I saw the report that programmers are at the top of the list. Where are these jobs? I have 15 years' experience, and am still underpaid, stuck working on-site when I could easily work remotely, and under constant threat of having my job off-shored.

      The pay grade does not seem to change with the cost of living; I have had job inquiries from the northeast and west coast that want to pay the same as wages in the southeast. I hear about teachers being underpaid, but the starting teacher salary is more than I was making in my 5th year of programming.

      If you want to go into IT, plan for something that requires you be onsite, something to do with hardware or hands-on desktop support.

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      cloudrider 5 years ago from Dallas, Tx

      Very informative... I graduated Cum Laude with an Accounting degree and an internship to mark experience yet no one has called me for a position in that field. So I'm sticking to insurance for now...

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

      Jeff - With the new fields of limb regeneration via ECM (pig membrane matrix) being promoted, even MORE Physical Therapists will be needed.

      Thanks for all the comments, everyone!

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      Jeff Poirrier 6 years ago from Washington

      Wow awesome hub. That is an amazing amount of compiled research. Maybe I'll go back to school and study physical therapy afterall!

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      Lyn.Stewart 6 years ago from Auckland, New Zealand

      brilliant and very informative ...thank you for this as I am looking for a new career.

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      Matt Stark 6 years ago from Albany, CA

      Great hub, thanks. I actually left my career in tech to become a Physical Therapist and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences.

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      AllSuretyBonds 6 years ago

      I'm banking on IT computer science major here, but I agree healthcare is a good field but is getting to political for me.

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

      Optometrists are in increasing demand during Summer 2011, especially in the military.

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      sumitparihar 6 years ago

      very infomative...great hub

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      AnkushKohli 6 years ago from India

      Excellent hub....!! I am passing this information to my younger brother. He just completed his college and going to start his career.

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      JodiVee 6 years ago

      Employment data from different sources conflict in some areas while dovetailing in others, but one thing is for sure: the future holds many surprises.

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      mukesh.k.n.chennai 6 years ago

      today i visit this site amazing.more informative i am waiting

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      bettybarnesb 6 years ago from Bartlett, TN

      This is probably one of the best hubs that I have read. I feel honored that you are following me. I know I can learn a lot from your experience and style. Excellent job!

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      royalbert 6 years ago

      Thanks Very Informative hub.

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      cloudhardy 6 years ago from United State

      Informative Hub!!!!!

      The hub is very fruitful for youth, who are in the phase of carrier development process. It will update them with the latest trend and can prove immeasurably useful for them in shaping their carriers. The statistical information such as Fed Govt Manager - Increased in job listings 156%,Higher-Education Administrator - University Administrator increased 68%,Program Evaluator - Increased 18% etc.,can help in the amicable decision making process. Thanks a lot for sharing and keep on hubbing.

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      earn_Online_24x7 6 years ago

      well informative article.

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      Taffney Smith 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for the information, very useful. I think jobs in Criminal Justice are on the rise as well.

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      Micah 6 years ago from Central Florida

      Good hub. I recently read an article somewhere that said that financial jobs were the hottest careers, and yet I only see a few on the lists. Makes you wonder how reliable those lists really are...

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      mitch 6 years ago

      great! I will start with # 1 then #2 then so on.. to see which one I can land a job

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      kubth 7 years ago from UK

      A hot career is one you enjoy doing, can live off of, and makes you happy..

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      shoppingqueen 7 years ago

      Very informative - thanks!

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      Wooded 7 years ago

      Great information. My daughter is trying to decide on a career, I will give her this infor.

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      t2webnetwork 7 years ago from Oxford, MI

      Very informative hub. Some of these jobs I would have never known about!

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Wow, I had no idea! kiplinger is one of my favorite magazines and I love their enewsletters but this hub, is very informative...Thanks for sharing!

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      Uncle Alfie 7 years ago from Doghouse

      wow really cool times have changed that's for sure

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      BenjaminB 7 years ago

      Great Hub, very informative!

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      Tesa Adams 7 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you I am passing this info along to my daughter who is going back to school and wasn't sure which direction to go in for a new career.

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      tamsing4him 7 years ago from TN

      Great work!

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      kazeemjames01 7 years ago

      Wow, reality will judge the predictions. Thanks for sharing this.

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      Navyman05 7 years ago

      That is amazing that our healthcare system is so advanced but we are having such a trouble keeping that career field maned up.

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      maziz 7 years ago

      very informative hub!

      good job

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      ryanallan 7 years ago

      This is interesting to see the data aggregated together, puts a little more clarity to the perplexing question many people are asking themselves. One tough issue is where to start when trying to get into these industries - not a quick turnaround in life strategy!

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      RanCrosby 7 years ago

      Great job

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      kukuruyuk 7 years ago

      why Physical Therapist had been the leading no 1? the answer is clear, so many people stress because their job and their money :) nice hube

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      candle62 7 years ago from London

      thanks

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      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from North America

      M.W. - Maybe not so "hot" a career in UK where you are.

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      Medical Writer 7 years ago from Great Britain

      I have to disagree, I have a PhD in molecular biology and struggling to get a decent job.

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      Sheila Kemp 7 years ago

      Interesting. I wonder how many of these predictions will come true. You should make a new hubpage article in 2020 and compare these predictions with reality! :)

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      Ambition398 7 years ago

      Neat list, thanks! Nice to see science back in the mix - -yes :)

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      forlan 7 years ago

      i am a financial consultant. I hope I get top career in 2020

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      Beth100 7 years ago

      Informative compilation of information! I came for myself, but I am walking away thinking about the future for my children. This list targets their graduation date from univiversity -- this will help them direct their studies in their fields. Thanks Patty!

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      Don Simkovich 7 years ago from Pasadena, CA

      Well written and informative. I'm surprised to see Athletic Training listed so high. Construction jobs in California are going to increase due to High Speed Rail and a major hospital construction project in Riverside County.

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      DaMan92 7 years ago

      I got 1 word for this hub awesome

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      TechnicallyADream 7 years ago

      Fantastic hub, by a great writer, thankyou for the information.

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      jenp123 7 years ago

      Thanks for the great hub. What a great idea for a topic. I'm surprised the healthcare industry has so many projected hot careers.

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      starme77 7 years ago

      Definatly Tax preparers - thats my field and it is going to go through a shortage in the near future - good - knowledgable tax preparers will be in high demand but - ya gotta like it - if your not a tax geek then I wouldn't recommend it :)

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      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from North America

      Geologists may grow in demand, given the PB oil spill and its aftermath - looking for more oil and natural gs resources, although New City North Dakota is set to drill 30 more wells right now, summer 2010. They may need some geologists

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      Autoaficianado 7 years ago from California

      I would think that any sort of Geology-related, Earth Sciences profession would be on there!! Geologists are cool!

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      ahmad.muzs 7 years ago from mojokerto

      i didn't find any engineer in those hub:(

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      Richard Stephen 7 years ago

      Thanks for this hub. My son is considering becoming an athletic trainer but was concerned about job opportunities. It appears that athletic trainer is one of the 10 top growing jobs according to your hub. That will be welcome news for him. Thanks again.

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      cooperjames 7 years ago from new york

      This is a wonderful opinion. The things mentioned are great and

      needs to be appreciated by everyone.

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      daryl21anthony 7 years ago

      cool cool hub. People these days do not really know what they're doing with their lives. And it makes it even worse during this time of year with the reception, makes it hard for everyone. Best of luck to everyone that's trying to "MAKE IT"

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      hubpageswriter 7 years ago

      These are all very useful information and great tips for those whom are looking for a new change in their careers. Hub up.

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      Timmy(B) 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      It would be interesting to see the top 10 jobs for overseas people working in America. Registered Nurses from the UK are increasing their salary fourfold by going to the US to work for example.

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      Aileen Bates 7 years ago

      What a useful hub. Very informative it looks like most of the careers listed require a college education to a degree. But the statistics are interesting too. Which one of those careers entices you more? Biomedical engineer sounded cool to me. It would seem like a fun career to enjoy doing.

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      bd160900 7 years ago from San Diego

      Read it again!

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      erumzzz 7 years ago

      great hub nice

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      birellar 7 years ago from India

      I always like to know top 10 hot careers so thanks for sharing great stuff about top 10 hot careers 2010-2020.

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      TruthAwake 7 years ago from The Dirty South

      Great hub, well researched. Wish WRITERS would have been in there. Ah, well...;)

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      Jane 7 years ago

      This is really good news for my children. They went to college and have both got a good job in these fields. This is a big help to alot of people.

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      anthonyallen 7 years ago from Dayton, Ohio

      Great post. One important note about all of these jobs is they require an education. The importance of furthering ones educations isn't stressed enough. Some US major metropolitan areas have high school drop out rates in excess of 50%.

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      lisarank 7 years ago

      Great hub! I am new to Hub and exploring articles for ideas of how I should proceed. Thanks, Lisa

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      voyance en direct 7 years ago

      great ! nice article thank you

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      hair2nv 7 years ago from Huntsville, Alabama

      I think that this is a very good hub but....... You left off the hair stylist and barbers, proffessional peole will always have to have their hair done. Great and informative.

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      bd160900 7 years ago from San Diego

      Great article! I really enjoyed this one! Thanks

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      md_azamkhan 7 years ago

      once again read this hub nice info you will provided patty thanks..

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      Island Hopper 7 years ago from USA

      Great to see you icluded growth by numbers of jobs. This is often key. For example, I would love to go into biomedical engineering, but when talking to people in the field, it's very competitive, and overall, not many jobs, so even if it grows, not much opportunity currently. For science, there's a few types of engineering careers that are more promising.

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      Jenny Calender 7 years ago

      Researcher is right on. We do research every day to keep up with technology, business, our niche, our clients...our selves :)

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      Michelle Scoggins 7 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Thank you for the hub very informative.

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      RachelSmile 7 years ago

      new viewpoint to me,thanks :-)

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      kellydove 7 years ago

      nice hub

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      m4mohsin 7 years ago

      good info check mu hubs

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      oneyearauction 7 years ago

      Hm, I should have gone to college.

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      Ann Lee 7 years ago

      Good info

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      eschultzmt 7 years ago from Bozeman MT - Montana

      Great resource, thank you!

      Taking care of the local businesses and helping generate local economic growth and jobs on the home-front is at the core of keeping small town America thriving.

      Don't forget to be supportive of the entrepreneur.

      Creating your own job and creating additional opportunities could take a high seat in lists like this 8-)

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      charliestork 7 years ago from USA

      Subscribed. :)

      Some of the lists are applicable to US only I think. +1 to this hub.

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      Provident Mommy 7 years ago

      Thanks for this information!!!! Great hub! I look forward to following you!

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      AuthorSteve 7 years ago from Hawaii

      Voted up and bookmarked this hub. As I´m interested in changing my field it is defenetely a good resource for me.

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      md_azamkhan 7 years ago

      Nice article patty. great hub created.

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      deborRi84 7 years ago

      This list hasn't changed much from last year. The same jobs are still popular and hot

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      scla 7 years ago from Southern California

      Great article. This definitely helps people who are may be looking to get into a new field because the job market has dried up in theirs. This gives them a good overview of some of the potential areas where they can possibly train or go to school for and have some good job opportunities available.

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      jeanie.stecher 7 years ago from Seattle

      Thank you Patty! This list of your will surely help others who are hunting for a job right now. Opportunities might only knock once and must surely be grabbed by one who's opportunity is knocking. I'll forward your hub to friends. Thanks!

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      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from North America

      Thank you all very much for reading and commenting on this Hub, which I hope will help many people.

      MsFran - I had not realized that international people were coming to work in healthcare. That would help both them and USA. Thanks for pointing that out.

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      Deidre Shelden 7 years ago from Texas, USA

      This is helpful to have the top 10 jobs, careers and career trends from the internet. Thanks!