Looking for a job? Here are six industries that need workers, according to CareerBuilder.com:
- The skilled trade industry. That includes plumbers, electricians, pipefitters, and heating & cooling specialists. In fact, the employment company Manpower Staffing claims these are the hardest jobs to fill. Even though trade workers don’t need a college degree, some training beyond high school is required. You might even land a paid apprenticeship and earn-while-you-learn.
- Jobs are also open in the transportation, warehousing and utilities industries. In fact, there are 31% more openings this year than last. The most in-demand jobs include transportation analysts, managers and warehouse coordinators, and typically require a commercial driver’s license and a clean driving record.
- The auto industry is also bouncing back, and former employees are being called back to work. According to the Center for Automotive Research, 300,000 new positions should open up in the next three years, and car-makers earn more than other manufacturing workers.
- You can also find some jobs in teaching. It’s true that a lot of school districts have experienced budget cuts and layoffs, but teachers in special ed, math, foreign language and bilingual ed are in short supply.
- Healthcare workers are also in demand. Most hospital CEOs say there’s a shortage of doctors, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics says by 2018, there’ll be 600,000 new nursing jobs. In fact, half of the fastest-growing jobs are in healthcare, and you don’t need a college degree to be a home health aide or X-ray technician.
- Finally, there’s also a need for new engineers. Due to retiring workers and fewer new engineering grads, there’s a shortage of well-qualified people to design and build new transportation and city infrastructure. You’ll need an engineering degree, but your salary can push well into six-figures.