Industry Research

  • Accountant: Tax Season's Hottest Job

    Accountant: Tax Season's Hottest Job

    This article originally appeared on OnlineDegrees.com By Maryalene LaPonsie Benjamin Franklin summed up two things that remain constant in life: Death and taxes. But while there's no way to avoid death, a skilled accountant can hunt for every legal deduction and credit available to lower your tax bill,... Continue Reading

  • American Manufacturers Importing Workers

    American Manufacturers Importing Workers

    By Parija Kavilanz NEW YORK -- U.S. manufacturers, frustrated by a shortage of skilled American factory workers, are going abroad to find them. Business for factories has surged recently, creating a huge demand for machinists, tool and die makers, computer-controlled machine programmers and operators. Continue Reading

  • The Return Of Wet Nursing

    The Return Of Wet Nursing

    Emily recently graduated college with a bachelors in mathematics. She hoped to land a job in actuarial science, but her life plan has hit a few snags. First, she fell in love and got married. Then, she got pregnant. Now as a 23-year-old with a 4-month-old baby, she has a new career goal, at least for the short... Continue Reading

  • What Future Nurses Need To Know [Infographic]

    What Future Nurses Need To Know [Infographic]

    Americans' ever-increasing consumption of medical services in recent decades has led to a seemingly insatiable demand for professionals within the health-care sector. Recent employment numbers show that the industry gained 315,000 jobs last year, including nursing and related fields. Demand for nursing and... Continue Reading

  • Survey: Employee Confidence Rises As Economy Slowly Revives

    Survey: Employee Confidence Rises As Economy Slowly Revives

    The nation's labor market continues to make incremental progress and that improvement has boosted optimism among Americans about their jobs and finding new employment, a new survey shows. In the final three months of 2011, 41 percent of employees said it is "likely" that they would be able to find a job... Continue Reading

  • Looking For A Marketing Job? The 5 Job Search Tactics You Haven't Tried

    Looking For A Marketing Job? The 5 Job Search Tactics You Haven't Tried

    By Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder Writer Despite all the discussion around mainstream media being all but dead, jobs in the marketing and communications field aren't endangered. In fact, a recent survey shows that marketing budgets are expected to increase over the next year, which means more work for marketing... Continue Reading

  • The 5 Most Injury-Prone Industries

    The 5 Most Injury-Prone Industries

    This article originally appeared on Schools.com By Kenneth Corbin Last year, the U.S. workplace got a little safer for some: the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) tallied 3.1 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2010 among private sector firms, down from 3.3 million reported incidents the... Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Highest-Rated Companies Hiring For 'Big Data' -- Report Card

    Top 10 Highest-Rated Companies Hiring For 'Big Data' -- Report Card

    For the past year or more the term 'Big Data' has been spreading like wildfire, and as a result, companies are investing in Big Data and hiring all sorts of specialists to support it. Continue Reading

  • Green Collar Careers: 5 Hot Eco Jobs

    Green Collar Careers: 5 Hot Eco Jobs

    By Annie Favreau Everyone knows we should go greener-buy local, reduce our carbon footprint, and recycle every last scrap of paper that comes our way. (I'm looking at you, 300-page budget report). But if you really want to make nice with planet earth, choose an eco-friendly profession. Continue Reading

  • Working To End Cancer

    Working To End Cancer

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and pink can be seen everywhere from lapel ribbons to football players' sneakers. With treatment advances, earlier detection through screening, and increased awareness, breast cancer death rates have been going down since 1990. In 2010, there were more than 2.5 million... Continue Reading

  • 9 Dying Occupations -- Thanks To Technology

    9 Dying Occupations -- Thanks To Technology

    By Michael B. Sauter Since textile workers in England were replaced by mechanized looms in the 19th century new technologies have been continuously taking the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of laborers. In the 20th century -- the age of machinery, robotics, and computers -- the United States has seen... Continue Reading

  • The Best And Worst Agencies To Start A Federal Career

    The Best And Worst Agencies To Start A Federal Career

    By Deanna Glick, AOL Government Apparently, twenty-somethings who work for the VA love their jobs. This is among the insights in a new report from the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte based on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) 2010 employee survey. Continue Reading

  • The Time Is Right For A Career In Accounting

    The Time Is Right For A Career In Accounting

    For many people looking for employment, the promise of job security is a definite plus. Yet for those just starting out in their job search -- or even just considering their major in college -- finding a job that is going to be financially secure and personally rewarding can be a challenge. For those who have... Continue Reading

  • Oil Industry Says It Could Create Over A Million Jobs

    Oil Industry Says It Could Create Over A Million Jobs

    The day before Obama's jobs speech, the oil industry released its own roadmap for American job growth. Repealing regulations on the oil and gas industry, the report states, could create 1.4 million jobs over the next seven years and over $800 billion in revenue over the next 20. Continue Reading

  • 7 Jobs That Will Make You Sick

    7 Jobs That Will Make You Sick

    Every year, people in the United States become ill as a result of occupational hazards. Workers exposed to asbestos can develop cancer. Coal miners can get black lung disease. Some of these diseases can be fatal, even when properly treated. 24/7 Wall St. identified some of the most common jobs that have a high... Continue Reading

  • Touring With the Band - Music Industry Gigs and What They Pay

    Touring With the Band - Music Industry Gigs and What They Pay

    Elvis Week runs August 10-16, when fans from around the world gather in Memphis, Tenn. to celebrate the King of Rock 'n' Roll. What would it be like to tour with the King today? It is tough to say but you'd have to imagine it would be lavish and maybe not as wild as his earlier days. The King would be 76 years... Continue Reading

  • Step Aside, Hedge Fund Managers: Geek is Chic

    Step Aside, Hedge Fund Managers: Geek is Chic

    Jobs in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields may not sound very sexy and exciting at first, but once you realize that those fields, traditionally considered the realm of the Geeks, pay better and are growing faster than any others, you might change your tune. These days, positions that... Continue Reading

  • More Nurses Are Sick of Their Jobs

    More Nurses Are Sick of Their Jobs

    Now that the recovery is in full, albeit anemic, swing, workers are no longer so inclined to stay put in the jobs they don't like. Among registered nurses, for example, about one-quarter of those surveyed say that they've had it with their current employers, and will seek a new position as the economy... Continue Reading

  • World's Data Doubles Every Two Years, Creating Mega Job Opportunities

    World's Data Doubles Every Two Years, Creating Mega Job Opportunities

    The world's information is more than doubling every two years-with a colossal 1.8 zettabytes to be created and replicated in 2011, according to a study. Creating, managing storing and securing that data is a monumental task that could create jobs for hundreds of thousands. Continue Reading

  • More Disney Layoffs Loom

    More Disney Layoffs Loom

    Despite the international success of "Pirates of the Caribbean: on Stranger Tides," at least 200 employees will soon be exiting through the gift shop, as Disney's belt-tightening requires the Magic Kingdom to further reduce its population. Continue Reading

  • Five Dying Industries: Ways to Get Out and Move On

    Five Dying Industries: Ways to Get Out and Move On

    If you're knocking on doors looking for work, there are some doors you may want to skip. The economy continues to show signs of rebounding, with increases in consumer spending and a jobless rate that has declined to 9 percent. But, be careful. While career opportunities are predicted to grow in thriving... Continue Reading

  • UPS vs. FedEx: Which Employer Pays Best?

    UPS vs. FedEx: Which Employer Pays Best?

    Despite the fact that gas is nudging close to $4 per gallon, the delivery industry is still going strong. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, delivery and other truck drivers make up one of the largest occupational groups in the U.S., holding 3.2 million jobs. Overall, job opportunities... Continue Reading

  • Six Job Skills in High Demand

    Six Job Skills in High Demand

    For some time now, U.S. economists have concurred that the United States is in an innovation slump. We have fallen behind other countries in several technological fields, especially drug research and software development. The compensation in fields that require innovation is often significantly higher than... Continue Reading

  • Top Four Industries Hiring May Surprise You

    Top Four Industries Hiring May Surprise You

    Health care, health care, health care, right? Sure, hot hiring trends are typically focused on health care and technology, but how about recreation and day care? Dare we even say construction? There are pockets of expansion within various industries that continue to create a demand for workers. Continue Reading

  • Researching Career Options

    Researching Career Options

    Before you commit to a career, you need to have a clear picture of what you're getting into. You need to get accurate information and evaluate it critically. Start by reading about the careers that interest you. The Occupational Outlook Handbook offers detailed descriptions of almost 300 careers. It covers... Continue Reading

  • Coming Soon to a Factory Near You: Jobs?

    Coming Soon to a Factory Near You: Jobs?

    January factory activity in the Midwest rose to a 22.5-year high, signaling improved job prospects in the manufacturing sector in 2011. This is exactly the type of economic improvement America needs most, according to many experts. "The factory sector news is an important positive omen for the broader... Continue Reading

  • Group Claims New Policies Destroy Coal Jobs

    Group Claims New Policies Destroy Coal Jobs

    An internal report obtained by the Associated Press reveals that soon-to-be proposed rules affecting surface and underground coal mining nationwide will cost thousands of jobs across the country, according to coal advocacy group the Federation for American Coal, Energy and Security (FACES of Coal). Continue Reading

  • Seven Industries to Watch in 2011

    Seven Industries to Watch in 2011

    Economists recently said the great recession officially ended in the summer of 2009, but a year and a half later, the job market is still slow to recover. While it may still take a while for employment to reach pre-recession levels, it looks like 2011 will be an improvement over recent years past. Continue Reading

  • Industries to Watch: Transportation

    Industries to Watch: Transportation

    By the time most people get to work in the morning, they have benefited from the hard work of professionals in the transportation industry. Yet, many probably have no idea how much they depend on these workers. Sure, if you take a bus for your morning commute, you're aware of the driver. But transportation... Continue Reading

  • Industries to Watch: Engineering

    Industries to Watch: Engineering

    The next time you're on your way to catch a flight, think about the amount of work necessary to make your trip happen. Someone had to create the engine system that powers the car you're taking to the airport. Another person designed the roads and bridges you drive on to reach the airport, which someone created... Continue Reading