Learn about the most in-demand jobs for 2013 and beyond.
What are the most in-demand jobs for 2013 and beyond? What education and skill set should you possess to increase your chances of landing a good-paying job during these extremely trying times? If you are still trying to find the right career path or are thinking about making a career switch , then you definitely need to know about these things.
Hot Jobs for 2013 and Beyond
Despite the growing unemployment rate in the US, there are still many industries that are hiring a large number of qualified workers – particularly in the medical, healthcare, technology, manufacturing and retail industries. So, what are some of the hottest and most in-demand jobs out there right now?
Biomedical engineer. Are you interested in engineering implants, medical devices and various body parts? If you are, then this is definitely something you need to consider. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 9,000 new biomedical engineers are needed to fill the vacant spots until 2020.
Event planner. Are you good at arranging events? If you are, then you may have a promising career ahead of you, especially now that business is bouncing back to its feet. Meeting, convention and event planners earn anywhere from $45,000 to $100,000 per year. To be considered for the job, you need to have a bachelor's degree and related work experience in the fields of catering, hospitality management and/or event planning.
Diagnostic medical sonographer. The use of high frequency sound waves or ultrasound in examining patients is gaining popularity since it is considerably safer and more affordable as compared to other diagnostic procedures. As a result, the demand for sonographers is expected to increase by 44% until 2020.
Interpreter and translator. Your fluency in more than one language can help you land a good paying job so why don't you put it into use? According to the BLS, the demand for interpreters and translators will continue to increase by about 42% until 2020. With business being done on a global scale, the service provided by these people can be considered a necessity. To increase your chances of snagging a job as an interpreter or translator, you need to be fluent in English and another foreign language. A bachelor's degree and completing a language certification program will also help.
Market research analyst and marketing specialist. With the sheer amount of data that exploded within the last few years, the demand for people who are capable of interpreting data and using it to predict trends and consumer demand is simply overwhelming. As a result, the demand for analysts and specialists is expected to increase by 41% until 2020.
Aside from those already mentioned above, the demand for Six Sigma experts, (people who are trained to enhance the efficiency and minimize the costs of doing business by using a set of tools and strategies for process improvement) physician executives in the healthcare industry, global supply chain and pricing experts in the manufacturing industry, and social media experts  is also on the upswing.