One way to get a foot in the door of a desirable employer is to get hired as a temp. This year, 40 percent of employers plan to hire temporary and contract workers, compared to 36 percent last year, according to an annual forecast by CareerBuilder (an AOL Jobs sponsor). Of these companies, 42 percent plan to... Read More »
As a huge proportion of the population gets older, there will be a high demand for better health care services, cutting-edge technology, and new drugs -- along with the doctors, nurses, lab researchers, technicians, and administrators who can propel the industry forward. Read More »
By Annalyn Censky
Don't just call it a low-wage recovery.
It's true that the economy has added a lot of low-paying jobs over the last two years. Restaurants and bars, which pay a median wage of just $9 an hour, have accounted for 15 percent of all the jobs created in the recovery. Retailers, which pay a... Read More »
There is no shortage of industries hard hit by the recent recession, which resulted in millions of Americans losing jobs. But with the economy making a comeback, some industries are now showing robust growth, according to a new report released this week.
The study, prepared by Economic Modeling Specialists... Read More »
By Rick Newman
It's hard to predict the future, especially if you're still struggling to figure out what's happening in today's economy. But predicting the future is exactly what you need to do if you're enrolling in college, starting a fresh career, or investing in new skills.
The pace of change in the... Read More »
An aging population, advances in technology and the ongoing implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- also known as "Obamacare" -- ensure that jobs in medical professions will continue to grow in the U.S. for years.
Employment for both salaried and hourly workers in the health care... Read More »
By Claire Kaufman
Want to do good and be rewarded for it? Nurse practitioners bring together compassionate nursing and expert primary care. And nurse practitioners benefit from a booming job market. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts 26 percent job growth in the coming decade, 2010-2020.
Nurse... Read More »
As the nation's baby boomer generation has aged, there's been a corresponding increase in demand for workers to provide health-care services. It comes as little surprise then that the health-care sector has added an average of 28,000 jobs a month during the last 12 months, according to the Bureau of Labor... Read More »
With U.S. workers' wages stagnating, the idea of earning $100,000 a year without a bachelor's degree might seem impossible.
But there are jobs that command high salaries, have plenty of openings, and require only certification from a vocational school or an associate degree, typically earned at one of the... Read More »
They may not be sexy, and they may not sound all that glamorous, but the most important things about jobs for recent college grads is that they're available, they have a future, and most of all, they pay. A recent study shows that specialized health care positions are hot, as are those that involve a... Read More »
If your job can be done cheaper some place else in the world, it will be. And if it can be done by a robot or software, it will be. So it might be time to take a look at some other options, according to business and media futurist Robert Tercek. He sat down with AOL for a chat about the future of employment on... Read More »
The effects of the recession were certainly felt in all industries, including those perceived as "recession-proof" like health care. In fact, according to a recent report from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, health care spending in 2009 grew only 4 percent, the slowest rate in 50 years. Yet despite... Read More »
UnitedHealth Group, like so many players in the health care space, is in a hiring mode. Right now, UnitedHealth told Fortune, it has 3,200 openings across the nation, with the biggest demand in information technology and clinical practices.
Essentially, the company puts the burden on you to figure out what... Read More »
Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing
Occupational experts like Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., say that America is climbing out of recession and job opportunities are better now than they've been for a long time. But what does this mean for people hoping to advance their career? What can they do in 2011 to be strong... Read More »
It's no surprise that Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) has had 4,000 openings across the nation, reports Fortune. Like much of the health care industry, HCA has been constantly hiring as of late. HCA ranks 77th on the Fortune 500, and is the largest private operator of health care facilities in the world. Read More »
Clinical depression is not just a disease of the unemployed or an uninvited visitor around the holiday season. No, clinical depression tends to afflict the employed and can hover over them every minute of their working day, no matter the season of the year.
Psychology Today lists 10 career paths that have been... Read More »
By Carol Tice
Which industries will be the hottest in 2011? Though the economy is still sleepy, some industries are moving again, while others struggle.
To find out where there's high job demand, we talked to two employment experts: Career expert Robin Ryan, author of '60 Seconds and You're Hired,' and... Read More »
Health care hiring isn't all rosy, at least not right now.
In Wisconsin, for example, the number of new jobs created in hospitals has slowed and shortages that were difficult to fill have lessened, reports the 2010 Hospital Workforce Report published by the Wisconsin Hospital Association. This is the first... Read More »