If your New Year’s resolution includes getting a new job you could be in luck! The US Labor Department says unemployment is still declining and at least one expert predicts bright spots in 2014.
“More high-wage jobs will be created in 2014 which will, in turn, fuel the creation of jobs at lower pay levels,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder and co-author of The Talent Equation. “RELATED 3 TOP Questions and 3 NEVER Questions to Ask Your Interviewer
What kinds of companies should you target? CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) researched the markets and found about a dozen hot jobs that are growing and pay pretty well. Their list was based on occupations that grew 7 percent or more from 2010 to 2013 and pay $22 an hour or more.
• Software Developers, Applications and Systems Software: Median hourly earnings: $45.06
• Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists: Median hourly earnings: $29.10
• Training and Development Specialists: Median hourly earnings: $27.14
• Financial Analysts: Median hourly earnings: $37.34
• Physical Therapists: Median hourly earnings: $37.93
• Web Developers: Median hourly earnings: $27.84
• Logisticians: Median hourly earnings: $35.08
• Database Administrators: Median hourly earnings: $37.39
• Meeting, Convention and Event Planners: Median hourly earnings: $22.56
• Interpreters and Translators: Median hourly earnings: $22.39
• Petroleum Engineers: Median hourly earnings: $63.67
• Information Security Analysts: Median hourly earnings: $41.62RELATED Career Success and Beyond: 3 Things You Should Do Every Day to Reach Your Goals
Most of these hot jobs require very specific training, so if you’re looking to go back to school, or even a trade school, these could be good fields on which to focus. Ferguson says, “The challenge is many of these in-demand, skilled positions are in areas where companies are already experiencing a shortage of qualified labor. As a nation, we need to focus on reskilling workers of all ages and providing them with affordable education to catch up to labor demands in technology, healthcare and other key sectors.”More from GalTime.com: