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10 Hot Job Markets in 2012 and Beyond – Time to go Back to School!

December 21, 2011

Courtesy of the New York Times

There’s an ever increasing demand for workers in the fields of computers, health care, science and space technology. Here’s a sampling of some of the jobs that will be hot in 2012 and beyond.

1) Organic Food Industry: Organic food will represent about 10% of the total market. 2) Computational Biology: The growing need to combine computer science, biology and math to make sense of research data.
3) Parallel Programming: Computers will soon jump to multi-core processors, packing supercomputer power into desktops.
4) Data Technology: Building structures-real and virtual-that turn a pile of data into something meaningful and beautiful.
5) Simulation Engineering: Simulations will be in every industry testing designs by examining lifesize projections.
6) Boomer Caregiving: Home health aide will be the fastest-growing career, with 56% growth and about 350,000 new openings.
7) Genetic Counseling: Genetic counselors will be needed to help people make moral and scientific decisions about genetic technologies.
8) Brain Analysts: Analysts can detect deception, diagnose mental illness, and even give help picking careers best suited to their brains.
9) Space Tourism: The world’s first space hotel is set to open in 2012, which could be the beginning of a whole new jobs sector.
10) Roboticists: Hundreds of new applications for robots are already being developed and the trend is only expected to grow as the field progresses.

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One Comment
  1. When those roboticists start making butlers and maids and such, I wanna get one. Of course, it would be my luck that I’d get one that wants to play ‘brain analyst’ on me.

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