Career Guidance: 5 Industries That Are Hiring

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Never before has the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” been so complicated. You must consider not only what you would like to do and what you would be good at, but also where you might find a job. Career guidance proves vital, so that you can make the right decision for your future. With that in mind, I put together this list of five hiring industries so you can consider a career that actually offers employment. I used information found at CareerSearch.com and Indeed.com.

1. Hospitality – Jobs within the hospitality industry have increased 27 percent since April of last year. If you enjoy the atmosphere of hotels, restaurants and resorts, and you like to work with a variety of different people on a daily basis, consider this career path.

2. Accounting – If math is your thing, take advantage of the 34 percent increase in jobs. Visit any of the many career counseling websites to learn which courses will put you on the fast track to employment as an accountant.

3. Healthcare – Thanks to an aging elderly and baby boomer population, careers in the healthcare field are a safe bet, and they also are a rewarding one. If you like helping those who are sick or injured, consider this career path, which has seen a 36 percent increase.

4. Information Technology – No big surprise here. When was the last time you went without using technology for 10 minutes, when you weren’t sleeping, that is. IT has seen an uptick of 47 percent year over year. If you have questions regarding how to land the coveted internships in this industry, consult one of the many Career Guidance websites.

5. Transportation – Drivers, material handlers and dispatchers are just a few of the jobs available if you want to pursue a career in transportation. And why would you not? Being a driver for a shipping company allows you to be out and about all day, instead of confined to a cubicle. This career path saw a 91 percent increase! How could you not land a job with those stats.

These are just give of the industries that saw an increase in hiring since April of last year. Construction, education, financial services and banking, human resources, manufacturing, media and retail also saw gains. One industry that did not, however: real estate. If you have dreams of making big bucks in the real estate market, you might want to wait until it comes back and doesn’t post a -9 percent loss in job growth. Tuck it away as a career change to be explored later. If you are still quite a few years away from having to decide what you want to be in life, keep an eye on career counseling websites as you make your way through school. They offer a great way to learn what industries are hiring.

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Sandy Cohen is a high school guidance counselor who provides Career Counseling to hundreds of students every year. She recommends that students start receiving career guidance freshman year of high school, so that when graduation roles around, they have a good idea what they want to study in college.

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This article was published on 2011/11/24