Hot Careers of 2012

Hot Careers of 2012

It’s that time of the year again; the New Year is about to begin. As 2011 ends and 2012 starts, we are going to take a look at the hot careers of 2012. If you are planning a career transition or aren’t sure what you want to do, knowing what careers are in demand may be a good jumping off point.

Healthcare is a career that is continually in demand and a safe choice for those looking for a career transition. The average salary of all health care professions is $60,000-$70,000. Also, the Bureau of Labor Statistics listed registered nurses as their top pick for occupations with the largest growth.

Computer and Information Technologies
Much like healthcare workers, there is a continued demand for people in this field. The video game, e-commerce, internet publishing, and voice over internet protocol providers industries all ranked in the top 10 fastest growing industries according to IBIS World. What all these industries have in common is a demand for talented developers and programmers. This is a field that is poised to grow for many years to come.

Business and Finance
In the wake of the recessions, companies are looking for accountants and auditors. According to The Atlantic, financial examiners were ranked one of the top fastest growing careers with a 10-year growth of 41%. In the business field, human resources, market research, and sales are fields that are likely to hire in 2012.

According to Inc. 5000, the advertising and marketing industry revenues have grown 103% since 2007. Social media is having a big impact on how companies are now reaching their audiences. As such, there is no surprise that jobs in social media has been on the rise. Similarly, companies are also searching for talents in the web communications and marketing fields. According to, social media is among the top 10 job trends in 2011. According to The Huffington Post, the term “social media” ranked #10 on the fastest growing keywords in job postings.

Best Places to Work
As an added bonus here are the top 10 places to work according to Glassdoor’s employer reviews. You can find the full list here.
1. Bain & Company
2. McKinsey &Company
3. Facebook
5. Google
6. Career Builder
7. Slalom Consulting
8. REI
9. Trader Joes
10. Apple

Are you planning to be job hunting in the New Year? Please share with us – which professions and/or industries interest you the most?


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