by Seth Fiegerman
Personal Care Aides 69.4% growth
2nd Fastest-Growing Job: Home Health Aides 69.4%
3rd Fastest-Growing Job: Biomedical Engineers 61.7%
4th Fastest-Growing Job: Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, Tile & Marble Setters 60.1%
5th Fastest-Growing Job: Carpenters 60.1%
6th Fastest-Growing Job: Veterinary Technologists & Technicians 52%
7th Fastest-Growing Job: Reinforcing Iron & Rebar Workers 48.6%
8th Fastest-Growing Job: Physical Therapist Assistants 45.7%
9th Fastest-Growing Job: Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters & Steamfitters 45.4%
10th Fastest-Growing Job: Meeting, Convention & Event Planners 43.7%
Some of this tells me that construction is picking up, which is always a good thing. With Meeting, Convention & Event planners it tells me that companies are looking to spend some marketing dollars in an effort to sell their products, which is also a good thing. I’d be interested to see the next list of ‘Fastest Growing Jobs in the US’ to see how it compares to this…and who would be right?
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” — Steve Jobs, at a Stanford University commencement ceremony in 2005.
Steve Jobs 1995-2011
Original Link: http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/career/article.php/3769401
September 4, 2008
By Lynn Haber
Is more better?
When it comes to network technology certifications, industry experts say yes. With an increasing skills gap in IT in general, and networking in particular, individuals who distinguish themselves with specialized training will be at an advantage in the job market — where networking continues to be the hottest IT job category for the fourth straight quarter, according to Robert Half Technology.
With unemployment rates at their highest level in six years and layoffs planned at some of the biggest companies, tech workers are feeling anxious about their jobs and powerless in the face of economic uncertainty. Two IT staffing experts offer some empowering advice for all IT workers.
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