Hot Jobs Right Now


Hot Jobs Right Now
Here are some lists that can give you an idea of some great opportunities out there.

By Consumer Watchdog, Mary Schwager, for

Who's hiring in today's hottest job markets

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Are you job hunting or looking to make a career change in 2013? What are the hot jobs right now? A new study has some interesting tips on where you should start sending your resume.

CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists (EMSI) just unveiled new information on labor trends in the United States. “Job creation in the U.S. is on an upward trajectory,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder. “While growth has been slower or stagnant in certain areas, there is a wide range of industries where the production of new jobs has accelerated. Markets tied to energy, production, technology, healthcare, transportation and consulting have increased employment 10 to 30 percent over the last few years.”

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Hot Industries


The study found a number of specific industries where job growth has increased by double digits with an addition of at least 20,000 jobs from 2010 to 2012:

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  • Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals – 28,333 jobs added since 2010, signifying 30 percent growth
  • Drilling Oil and Gas Wells – 21,970 jobs added, up 29 percent
  • Electronic Shopping – 25,327 jobs added, up 23 percent
  • Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction – 32,715 jobs added, up 21 percent
  • Temporary Help Services – 438,116 jobs added, up 21 percent
  • Machine Shops – 44,754 jobs added, up 18 percent
  • Marketing Consulting Services – 27,113 jobs added, up 13 percent
  • Computer Systems Design Services – 88,740 jobs added, up 12 percent
  • Specialized Freight (except used goods) Trucking, Local – 22,936 jobs added, up 11 percent
  • Home Health Care Services – 116,360 jobs added, up 10 percent

Top Ten Locations with the Greatest Job Growth


Are you located in a hot bed of employment? The study uncovered the ten top locations with the greatest job growth. “There is a close correlation between the top locations for job growth and the concentration of fast-growing industries in those markets,” said Ferguson, “Technology hiring is a big contributor for growth in the Bay Area and Raleigh and while Texas cities, Oklahoma and Salt Lake are benefiting from strong oil and gas activity. The rebound in manufacturing helped to land Detroit in the top ten while healthcare continues to thrive in Phoenix.”

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