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  • The 10 Most Underrated Jobs Of 2014

    The 10 Most Underrated Jobs Of 2014

    Including openings for veterinarians, legal assistants, and more

    While these jobs may not attract as much attention as other, higher-profile careers, they can be far more fulfilling. Continue Reading

  • The 10 Worst (And Best!) Jobs of 2014

    The 10 Worst (And Best!) Jobs of 2014

    Turns out it's not a good year for lumberjacks

    CareerCast has released its annual list of the best and worst jobs of the year, evaluating income, outlook, and other factors for 200 professions. Continue Reading

  • The 20 Most Rapidly Growing Jobs

    The 20 Most Rapidly Growing Jobs

    Valuable careers that are on the rise

    These great careers are also useful to society and even better, there will be lots of demand because opportunities are expected to spike by 30 percent or more. Continue Reading

  • Best Job In America Is ...

    Best Job In America Is ...

    In an unstable economy, do good jobs even exist? Of course, some jobs will always be better than others. And to figure which is the best job right now, CareerCast.com, the employment website, every year examines a variety of factors, from physical demands to stress and hiring outlook. On Tuesday, it released its... Continue Reading

  • Chevron: The Best Employer In A Hot Industry

    Chevron: The Best Employer In A Hot Industry

    By Rob Wile Oil companies don't always get the best press. BP is still paying for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill, which killed 11 workers and released millions of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Halliburton got in trouble for overcharging taxpayers during the Iraq war. And Shell just had to... Continue Reading

  • The Best Jobs In America

    The Best Jobs In America

    It's still a tough job market out there, so when CNNMoney set out to find America's Best Jobs this year, first and foremost we looked for professions that offer great growth opportunities. Another big factor: how well the job pays, since being able to make a good living is especially important now. We also... Continue Reading

  • Most Underrated Jobs In America: Not Glamorous, But Well-Paid And Low Stress

    Most Underrated Jobs In America: Not Glamorous, But Well-Paid And Low Stress

    Finding a job in this economy isn't easy, but one way to get ahead is to take a look at careers that fly below the radar of other job hunters. That's what CareerCast has done in unveiling its latest list of underrated jobs, careers that the job-search website says offer increasing opportunities for job... Continue Reading

  • Best Jobs For High School Dropouts

    Best Jobs For High School Dropouts

    When it comes to finding a job, few workers have greater difficulty than high school dropouts. A report released last week by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce reaffirms that those with more education have an easier time finding work than those with less. While the unemployment... Continue Reading

  • 10 Best Jobs For A Second Career

    10 Best Jobs For A Second Career

    Second (or encore) careers have become increasingly common among those age 50 and older. Here is a list of some of the easiest to break into. Continue Reading

  • Top 20 Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

    Top 20 Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

    By Aimee Groth In a tough economy where just about half of graduates are landing jobs in their fields, there's been a lot of debate lately about the value of a college degree. Careercast.com put together a list of the top 20 jobs that don't require a college degree, ranked by average starting salary, income... Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Worst And Best Jobs This Year

    Top 10 Worst And Best Jobs This Year

    If you've ever watched a TV news reporter deliver a live report and thought, "that'd be a great job," think again. Broadcast journalists, along with their print brethren, newspaper reporters, are among the worst professions in the U.S., according to new survey by CareerCast.com. One reason those two... Continue Reading

  • 10 Best Retailers To Work For

    10 Best Retailers To Work For

    Stores are hiring droves of new employees this season to help handle the holiday frenzy. In October alone, retailers added 141,500 jobs, according to the employment services firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. As many jobless, underemployed, and cash-short Americans join the retail sector as fall fades to... Continue Reading

  • 20 Best Jobs For Fast Growth

    20 Best Jobs For Fast Growth

    If you're stalled or burned out, these fast-growing fields (with relatively low barriers to entry) can help you earn more, get ahead and put life back into your career. Continue Reading

  • 20 Best Jobs If You're Over 50

    20 Best Jobs If You're Over 50

    By Donna Rosato and Tom Ziegler You've had a great run in your career. Now you can afford to follow a passion or enjoy a less taxing, yet satisfying, workweek. These top 20 jobs score high for flexibility and social meaning, enjoy relatively low stress, and none require advanced degrees. Continue Reading

  • The 10 Happiest Jobs In America

    The 10 Happiest Jobs In America

    CareerBliss.com recently surveyed 200,000 independent employees from 70,000 jobs all over the country to determine which ranked the highest in nine key areas that affect employee happiness: the employee's relationship with their boss and co-workers, their work environment, job resources, compensation, growth... Continue Reading

  • Seven Jobs That Are Worth the Stress

    Seven Jobs That Are Worth the Stress

    U.S. Navy, Getty Images Most jobs are stressful. When you're an hour away from the deadline for that spreadsheet of "value-adding actionable items" and your boss is breathing down your neck, your anxiety level is going to be pretty high. Luckily, there are a lot of ways to relieve stress at work. One of the... Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Best Jobs In America 2010

    Top 10 Best Jobs In America 2010

    By Paul Keegan, with Anne C. Lee Great pay and superior growth prospects. Work that's meaningful. Those are some of the qualities we looked for when selecting America's best jobs. Take a look at which jobs made the top 10 list. Continue Reading

  • Why I Think Being an Executive Recruiter is the Best Job Ever

    Why I Think Being an Executive Recruiter is the Best Job Ever

    For the past 15 years, I have worked as a consultant and executive recruiter. These two roles often go hand-in-hand: When a client needs to evaluate her organization, she may need to make changes. When these changes involve sourcing for hard-to-find and recruited talent, I work to help clients find the people... Continue Reading

  • 15 Best Jobs for the Future

    15 Best Jobs for the Future

    Even in a tough economy, some professions have a bright outlook for 2010 and beyond. According to O*Net, an online tool for career exploration and job search, we may see strong hiring in a number of professions. O*Net groups professions into one of five job "zones" based on levels of education, experience, and... Continue Reading

  • Six High-Paying Medical Careers with Lots of Job Openings

    Six High-Paying Medical Careers with Lots of Job Openings

    Believe it or not, there are plenty of growing occupations that pay well that the Labor Department projects will have plenty of jobs to offer in the coming years. Whether you're planning to go to school soon or are already changing your career, here are some of the top careers in medical fields with lots of... Continue Reading

  • Jobs Hiring Now: 7 Industries That Need You

    Jobs Hiring Now: 7 Industries That Need You

    Brent Rasmussen, President, CareerBuilder North America Given the layoffs and unemployment woes that consistently make headlines, it may seem hard to believe that some industries are experiencing worker shortages. Yet despite a national unemployment rate that hovers near double digits, there are industries that... Continue Reading

  • Hottest Fields: Government Jobs vs. Private Jobs

    Hottest Fields: Government Jobs vs. Private Jobs

    If you're shopping for a job, you'll probably have the best luck finding something in the retail sales or cashiers departments. According to the most recent numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those occupations employ the largest number of people in the private sector. Retail sales accounts for... Continue Reading

  • Jobs of the Future: Eight Business Growth Areas Revealed

    Jobs of the Future: Eight Business Growth Areas Revealed

    According to strategic business futurists Roger Herman and Joyce Gioia, publishers of the Herman Trend Alert, health, education, Internet, technology, and green jobs are on the rise. And even if your expertise is not in one of these areas, employers will need professionals with peripheral skills to support the... Continue Reading

  • Dream Job: Working at a Craft Brewery

    Dream Job: Working at a Craft Brewery

    It almost sounds too good to be true -- being the CEO of a brewery. A dream job, right? If you're Kim Jordan, then it's not a dream. Continue Reading

  • Top Future Jobs: Where We'll Be Working in 2018

    Top Future Jobs: Where We'll Be Working in 2018

    If your kids are entering high school right now, they probably need to start thinking about what professional fields interest them. If you are anticipating a mid-life career change, you need to be thinking, too. The hard part in this exercise is picking a career path that will exist in our country eight years... Continue Reading

  • Need Stability? Seven Unshakeable Careers

    Need Stability? Seven Unshakeable Careers

    By Lydia Dishman Though employers across industries are showing reluctance to hire full-time employees in favor of part-time, temp-to-hire and independent contractors, according to Linda Duffy, president of Leadership Habitude, there are certain industries showing potential for serious growth -- the kind that... Continue Reading

  • The World's Best Summer Internship

    The World's Best Summer Internship

    It's spring break time and a lot of college students are thinking about summer internships. While those internships may bring to mind doing menial tasks such as fetching coffee for people you hope to learn from, there is one internship out there that takes the cake. The giant consumer goods company Procter and... Continue Reading

  • Best Jobs for 2010

    Best Jobs for 2010

    When you think of the best jobs in America, visions of travel reporter, video game tester, movie star or ice cream taster might dance through your head, but according to a recent CNN Money report, they best jobs in the nation right now are a little less glamorous--and a lot more satisfying in the long run. The... Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Blue-Collar Jobs of the Future

    Top 10 Blue-Collar Jobs of the Future

    CareerBuilder.com Competitive wages and predicted industry growth mean the future is looking bright for numerous blue-collar positions. So which manual and technical labor jobs are the most promising? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction and extraction jobs are expected to grow 12 percent by... Continue Reading

  • 25 Best Jobs of 2009

    25 Best Jobs of 2009

    CareerBuilder.com Unfortunately, not many people are a stranger to the downward spiraling economy that began in December 2007 and continued to deplete throughout 2008. In fact, November 2008 marked some of worst numbers in decades in terms of job loss: The unemployment rate, for example, hit a 14-year high this... Continue Reading