Thursday, January 5, 2012

Looking up!

Finally, the outlook for new college graduates is improving.  According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers' Job Outlook 2012 survey, businesses plan to hire 9.5 percent more graduates from the Class of 2012 than they hired from the Class of 2011.   

Although our aging workforce is responsible for some of these new job openings, the largest area of new opportunity are in Science, Engineering and Technology.  

1. Biomedical engineer

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, biomedical engineers apply knowledge of engineering, biology, and biomechanical principles to the design, development and evaluation of biological and health systems and products. This is one of the fastest-growing occupations, with an expected 72 percent increase in employment from 2008-2018.   Average salary: $82,421* Click here for more information about biomedical engineers

2. Computer software engineer

Software engineering and computer design are still super-hot areas, which are expected to get even hotter.   The NACE Job Outlook 2012 survey found computer sciences to be one of the top bachelor's degrees in demand by employers.    Average salary: $97,581 Click here for more information on Computer Sofware Engineers

3. Management analyst

Management analyst is an occupation in the management and technical consulting services field, a field that grew by 3.8 percent from September to October 2011 and has seen steady growth throughout the second half of the year. According to the BLS, management analysts study and analyze business-related issues and recommend solutions.  Average salary: $72,197 Click here for more information on Management Analyst

4. Aircraft Mechanic

Airframe and Powerplant mechanics build and repair aircraft components, electronics and avionics. .  With half of the workforce nearing retirement and the world demand for aircraft at historical records, the need for trained FAA certified Airframe and Power plant mechanics will far exceed demand, sending salaries sky high.  Average salary: $54,316  Click here for more information on Aircraft Mechanics

5. Registered nurse

As the healthcare industry continues to give more and more of doctors and other workers responsibilities on nurses, the need for RN's has surged with an expected growth of 22.2 percent from 2008-2018. Even though the average salary of $71,692, is quite respectable many nurses with specialize training can make well into the six figures.  Click here for more information on Registered Nurses

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