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Job Choices For 2012 Look Promising On This List

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I recently read from MSM Careers that the economy is looking up!  It’s predicted that certain jobs will be in higher demand in the year 2012. They are as follows:  

1. Biomedical engineer
 This is one of the fastest-growing occupations, with an expected 72 percent increase in employment from 2008-2018.
Average salary: $82,421*

2. Computer software engineer
NACE Job Outlook 2012 survey found computer sciences to be one of the top bachelor’s degrees in demand by employers.
Average salary: $97,581

3. Customer service representative
This is also a good industry to consider if you are fluent in multiple languages, as opportunities for bilingual representatives are fruitful.
Average salary: $29,314

4. Home health aide 
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the number of Americans 65 and older is projected to be 88.5 million by 2050, more than double its estimated 2010 population.  
Average salary: $28,173

5. Management analyst
According to the BLS, management analysts study and analyze business-related issues and recommend solutions.
Average salary: $72,197

6. Medical assistant
Th Medical assistants often work at physicians’ offices and perform administrative and clinical duties. Proper training and skills can be acquired by attending a one- to two-year program at a vocational school.
Average salary: $37,571

7. Network systems and data communications analyst
According to the Labor Department, the type of degree required depends on the position level.
Average salary: $48,316

8. Registered nurse
The registered nurse profession is the largest health-care occupation and is expected to grow by 22.2 percent from 2008-2018, according to the BLS. While RNs can be employed by physicians’ offices, most work in hospitals.
Average salary: $71,692

9. Retail salesperson
Due to this occupation’s high turnover rate, employment opportunities are expected to be good.
Average salary: $25,557

*All salary estimates are from and are the U.S. national average salary. Good luck! And happy job hunting!

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