Trending Jobs

1. Pharmacist
While the recession has certainly had an influence on the demand for pharmacy professionals, pharmacy continues to be a hot area of health care staffing. New graduates and Job seekers alike have reason to be optimistic. An increased use of and reliance on prescription drugs is helping to drive the demand for pharmacists, whose job it is to dispense doctor-prescribed medications and offer advice on using them properly. They typically work in pharmacies within drug and grocery stores, as well as clinics and hospitals. In Medicare/Medicaid/insurance support settings, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians provide support for physicians who are seeking approval for formulary alternatives for their patients, assistance with failed claims, and information on reimbursements.
Median annual pay: $111,570.
Typical education/qualifications: doctorate or professional degree; a license is also required.
Anticipated job growth (through 2020): 25 percent (faster than average).
2. Marketing Managers
They are responsible for planning, directing, or coordinating marketing policies and programs, such as determining the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors, and identify potential customers. They are the people who develop pricing strategies and monitor trends that indicate the need for new products and services. Most common job titles: Product manager, business development manager, product marketing manager, marketing manager/director, account manager, marketing communications manager.
Median entry-level salary: $66,000
Education: 84 percent have a bachelor's degree
3. Physical Therapist
Typically they work in private offices and clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes. The job of physical therapist has the discretion of being among the hardest to fill, according to Wanted Analytics' survey. It is very difficult to enter into this field which can play a big role. It requires advanced education and state licensing. The job involves helping people who have injuries or illnesses improve their movement and manage their pain. Physical Therapists can be hired by clinics, hospitals and nursing homes. They typically need a doctoral degree in physical therapy. All states require physical therapists to be licensed. Workers in this field spend a lot of time on their feet, actively working with patients.
Median annual pay: $76,310.
Typical education/qualifications: doctorate or professional degree.
Anticipated job growth (through 2020): 39 percent (much faster than average).
4. Registered Nurse
They are responsible to provide and coordinate patient care, emotional support to patients and their family members, educate patients, and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice. America's more-than-decade-long nursing shortage doesn't appear to be abating anytime soon. Forecasts show nursing to be one of the most in-demand professions. Registered nurses commonly referred to as RNs generally have greater education and experience than practical nurses. Typical employers are Hospitals and doctors' offices, but so are schools, the military and prisons.
Median annual pay: $64,690.
Typical education/qualifications: nursing program diploma; associate degree; or bachelor's degree
Anticipated job growth (through 2020): 26 percent (faster than average).
5. Accountant
Accountants play an important role in keeping a company's finances in shape. They are responsible for prepare and examining financial records. They are the main figures who keep the track of a company's resources. They are typically employed full time and it's not unusual for them to pull long hours during tax season. ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants.
Median annual pay: $61,690.
Typical education/qualifications: bachelor's degree.
Anticipated job growth (through 2020): 16 percent (about as fast as average).
6. Sales Representative
They are responsible to contact customers, explain product features, answer any questions that their customers may have, and negotiate prices. Educational requirements vary, depending on the type of product sold. If the products are not scientific or technical, a high school diploma is generally enough for entry into the occupation. The job can be stressful, in part because most salespeople work on commission, meaning their earnings are tied directly to how well they perform. The job may also involve frequent travel, which, depending on your point of view, can be a plus or a minus.
Median annual pay: $56,620.
Typical education/qualifications: high school diploma, though positions involving more technical products may require a bachelor's degree.
Anticipated job growth (through 2020): 16 percent (about as fast as average).
7. Customer Service Representative
Customer Service Representative are routinely viewed as the face (or voice) of a company or organization. They interact with customers on behalf of the organization. They provide information about products and services and respond to customer complaints. Some also take orders and process returns. The job involves frequent interaction with customers, which can challenge anyone's good graces, particularly if a customer is angry (for legitimate reasons or not). They typically have at least a high school diploma and are usually trained on the job. They must be good at communicating and dealing with people. It's not unusual for workers in the job to work in a large call center, depending on the size of the employer. They include insurance companies, banks, retailers and others. Employment will increase as consumers continue to demand products and services that require customer support.
The median hourly wage of customer service representatives was $14.64 in May 2011.
8. Receptionist
They perform various administrative tasks, including answering telephones and giving information to the public and customers. They are responsible to provide information to the general public, customers, and visitors. A job as a receptionist can be a stepping stone to a more substantial position within any organization. Most receptionists need a high school diploma and good communication skills. Receptionists are employed in nearly every industry, though health care and social service providers, including doctors' offices, hospitals and nursing homes, dominate the profession. About 30 percent of receptionists are employed part time.
Median annual pay: $25,240.
Typical education/qualifications: high school diploma or equivalent.
Anticipated job growth (through 2020): 24 percent (faster than average).
9. Network and computer systems administrators
They are responsible for the day-to-day operation of an organization's computer networks. Network and computer systems administrators can enter the workplace with varying levels of education but should have relevant computer skills. Most common job titles: Systems administrator, network engineer, network administrator, system administrator, systems engineer, SharePoint administrator, Linux systems administrator.
Median entry-level salary: $55,000
Education: High-school plus equivalent experience or bachelor's degree plus experience; certifications are required for this job.
10. Software Engineers
They are the creative minds behind computer programs. They combine their expertise in computer science, engineering and mathematics, do researches, make designs, develop and maintain software systems along with hardware development for medical, scientific, and industrial purposes. Most Information Technology professionals who have computing degrees come from CS or IS programs.
Income: $88,142
11. Doctors:
The services of surgeons and doctors were, are, and undoubtedly will be in demand. Medical jobs are almost always in demand, but these jobs are expected to grow the most in the ten-year period ending in 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational projections report. Along with the utmost career security, these hospital jobs are even considered as the highest paying jobs. To earn much, doctors need to sacrifice several years in thorough study and practice.
Average Salary: $300,000
12. Lawyers:
Lawyer's employment is expected to raise 10 percent during the 2005 -15 decade, about as fast as the average for all occupations. It has great potential, the growth in the population and in the level of trade activities is expected create more legal transactions, civil disputes, and criminal cases. Job growth among lawyers also will result from increasing demand for legal services in such areas as intellectual property, elder, health care, venture capital, energy, antitrust, and environmental regulations. Some lawyers work for local, state, and federal governments but the majority of lawyers work in private or corporate legal offices.
2010 Median Pay: $112,760 per year
                               $54.21 per hour
Entry Level Education: Doctoral or Professional Degree