It has been a difficult year for millions of people who are looking for new jobs. One of the difficulties has been trying to figure out which fields are hiring.
In prior years the fields that created the most jobs was insurance, manufacturing and healthcare. During this time it was relatively easy to find a job as a manufacturing warehouse worker, medical assistant and insurance agent. In more recent times however it has gotten a lot harder to find jobs in these fields.
One reason it has gotten harder to get a job in the manufacturing field is because a large number of manufacturing companies have outsourced their jobs. Some of this outsourcing has involved moving jobs to freelancers and to other countries. In regards to the insurance and healthcare fields, many of these jobs have been converted to part time positions or they have been totally eliminated. It would seem that with the new healthcare law jobs in these two fields would have increased. But unfortunately this has not happened.
Now let’s discuss what fields are currently offering good job opportunities.
It shouldn’t be a surprise that there are currently a wide range of job opportunities in the tech field. It should be noted however that most of these jobs are very specialized and require very specific skills, educational background and experience. Of course there are a wide range of tech related jobs available at major tech companies like GE, Square and IBM, but keep in mind that small tech businesses are currently offering some good opportunities as well. These positions probably don’t pay as much, but most do offer more opportunities for advancement, which in some cases includes becoming a senior executive in less than five years. A lot of younger people view this as a preferred perk over salary. Now don’t get me wrong, salary is still important to most, however some are willing to take a lower salary if they can gain higher visibility within a company in a shorter period of time. Let’s face it, earning a senior level position in a company like IBM or GE will probably take many, many years.
Another field where you can currently find a good number of job opportunities is in the digital advertising field. This is because more and more companies are shifting their advertising towards digital. If you have experience working with digital media, you can probably find a job at a major consumer company or at a digital marketing agency. Some of the specific skills they will be looking for include experience building digital campaigns on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. Some positions will also require having experience developing campaigns using mobile technology.