Are you looking for a job right now? If so, you're likely not alone as three-quarters of working age Americans are either looking for work or trying to find a new job. To be hired in today's competitive market, it's crucial that you prove you have critical thinking skills, computing and programming knowledge, or sales and marketing savvy. And if you're thinking about venturing back to school, consider joining programs in software development, accounting, or market research: the top three most in demand jobs for 2013. Over 70,000 software and application developer jobs have been added since 2010, and just over 30,000 marketing positions were creating, leading all sectors with 10% growth.
Job growth between 2010 and 2020
It's not always best, however, to base your career decision on today's environment if you plan to enter the workforce several years from now, for example after finishing school. So where is the future of the labor market headed? Between 2010 and 2020 industries occupations related to health care, personal care and social assistance, and construction are expected to experience the fastest job growth, according to data reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Now that the Baby Boomer generation is coming into retirement, the need for assistance such as nursing and healthcare will be greater than ever with 5.7 million new jobs expected by 2020, an increase of 33%.
Below you can see a list of the top 10 most in demand jobs and critical job skills for 2013 to help make you aware of what to look for before starting your job hunt or career plan!
Are you looking for a new job or career? Remember, it's most important to find a way to do what you love!