Hot Jobs for the Future
In a tough economy, it seems particularly important to choose a career with potential to grow.
Don't know where to start? My Next Move maintains a current list of occupations that are growing at a faster rate than average, occupations that have more job openings than others, and new occupations in growing industries.
First and foremost, do what you love. But if you can, focus on areas in which there is a need.
Here's an Example
Maybe you love to travel, and it's your deepest desire to become a travel agent. Well, the need for travel agents is decreasing a couple of percentage points every year. Consider instead becoming a translator or interpreter, a career that is growing at rate that is 20% faster than average.
Being a translator will still allow you to do what you love—travel—and affords you some job security at the same time.