In today’s job market the type of degree can make all the difference, especially if you are hoping to land one of the current “Hot Jobs” listed below.

New Career Path or Same Career Path?

You have two main career choices: you can stick with the career field you chose as a teenager or venture out into a new career path. If you elect the former, you may need to brush up on some office or technology skills. If you choose the latter, you might want some advice on which fields are growing and lucrative.

Career counselors and online career assessment tools can help you find the career that matches your skills and interests, which will help make your search more effective.

Hot Jobs

If job security and good pay are important to you, then a good place to start is this “Hot Jobs” list. The following is the Department of Labor’s forecast of the fastest growing and highest paying jobs through 2014:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Network Systems Administrator/Analyst
  • Physical and Occupational Therapist
  • Health Diagnosis Technician
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Teacher (All Levels)
  • Accountant


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