2011 is going to see a lot of people go back to work according to experts. As the economy evolves, many will be entering new fields. If you’re looking to transition careers but aren’t sure what you want to do, a good place to start would be to look at what careers are in demand.
US News and World Report has published a list of the 50 best careers for 2011. The report highlights professions to consider based on criteria such as job-growth projections, salary data, and job satisfaction.
You can view the full list here. Here’s a highlight of jobs making the list that may surprise you:
- Meeting Planner
- Public Relations Specialist
- Training Specialist
Creative and Service Sector
- Gaming Manger
- Interpreter / Translator
- Athletic Trainer
- Physician Assistant
- School Psychologist
- Court Reporter
- Emergency Management Specialist
- Marriage and Family Therapist
- Urban Planner
- Civil Engineer
- Computer Support Specialist
- Environmental Engineering Technician
If you’re looking to make a change in careers, you can find brief descriptions at USNews.com and dig deeper into the qualifications. Network in the field and take advantage of informational interviews. Once you get a good idea what it’s like to work in your new field of interest, evaluate skills you can transfer over and ones you need to obtain.