Fastest Growing Career Industries

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    President and CEO of Job.com Brian Alden discusses some of the fastest growing industries in America and what skills you need to take advantage of the hiring boom.

    Brian Alden: While we may still be in a recession, there are some key industries that are projected to grow. According to the U.

    S. Department of Labor, there are some fields you should consider while trying to find your dream job. Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries out there. Jobs that are in demand include registered nurses, home health aids, and medical assistance.

    If you're considering a career in healthcare and don't yet have the credentials, you may need to go back to school either getting your associates degree or some short-term training. If you're currently enrolled in a higher education program or thinking about going back to school to get your bachelor's degree, look at the fast growing fields of computer science and software engineering.

    As companies increasingly rely on technology, these jobs become more and more in demand. If you are comfortable in an office setting, you're in luck. Administrative employment is on the rise. These jobs include customer service representatives, administrative, and executive assistance, and office receptionist. The level of training needed for these jobs usually depends on the company.

    Don't want to be stuck behind the desk all day? There are a few industries that are growing fast that will keep you moving out in the field. Jobs in construction, carpentry, landscaping, and groundskeeping are also projected increase and usually don't require additional schooling. So when you start your job search, keep your eyes on these fast growing fields.