Industries To Watch

  • 10 Industries Set To Boom

    10 Industries Set To Boom

    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... Continue Reading

  • Real Salaries Of 2011: What To Expect In 2012

    Real Salaries Of 2011: What To Expect In 2012

    By Adriana Llames Considering a new career? Before you jump into a new industry or profession, read this. From personal chefs to commercial pilots, corrections officers and celebrity realtors, here's what they actually made last year. 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: Health Care

    Industries to Watch: Health Care

    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... Continue Reading

  • Industries to Watch: Skilled Trades

    Industries to Watch: Skilled Trades

    Professions that require hands-on talent, such as electrical repair, plumbing and HVAC maintenance, fall under the category of skilled trade. You might wonder, "Don't all jobs require skills?" Although the industry name sounds vague, it does point out the unique position of these workers because their skills... Continue Reading

  • Industries to Watch: Education

    Industries to Watch: Education

    That education weathered the great recession better than many industries isn't a huge surprise. For many recently laid-off workers and frustrated job seekers, returning to school was one of the most common ways to deal with the struggling economy. With few employers hiring, job seekers suddenly had the... Continue Reading

  • Industries to Watch: Sales and Customer Service

    Industries to Watch: Sales and Customer Service

    The functional areas of sales and customer service have always been linked. When you're shoe shopping, for example, the pushy salesperson who tells you how great you'd look in loafers that cost a month's rent -- or the opposite, one who ignores you completely -- is more likely to run you out of the store than... 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

  • Industries to Watch: Automotive

    Industries to Watch: Automotive

    There's no denying that workers in the auto industry were hard-hit by the recession. A quick look at Michigan's unemployment rate over the past few years -- which peaked at 14.5 percent in December 2009 -- confirms that a lot of jobs were lost in the home of the Big Three automakers. But that doesn't mean the... Continue Reading