The latest monthly jobs report reveals more jobs were added in July than expected, but not enough to move the needle from an overall unemployment rate above 9 percent. Though the president has promised to focus on jobs, "higher wages and faster economic growth,” looming challenges like corporate restructuring and overseas growth will be hard to remedy.
What’s a worker to do? One smart tactic is to hone skills for a job that’s projected to grow in the next decade to ensure marketability well into the future. Another tactic: get in at a company that is expanding in that area, as well. Not only will you be garnering a paycheck and experience, but you’ll be more likely to get hired and you’ll get your foot in the door at a company that will likely expand as the need for the particular service or expertise grows.
To figure out which employers are in hiring mode, The Daily Beast first analyzed the most recent statistics on occupation growth to find the fastest-growing jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics employment projections for 2008-2018. Duplicate jobs in the same sector of industries were eliminated for the purpose of the list. We then scoured Indeed.com, the largest job-listings site, to find the largest employer currently hiring for each occupation. The associated salary range listed for each job is based on information from Payscale.com based on the occupation and industry of the employer.