Where The Hot Jobs Are In 2012

Where The Hot Jobs Are In 2012


While many career fields are booming in 2012, it does not come as much of a surprise that two fields are topping all the rest, healthcare and computers.

The healthcare industry will forever be the place to develop a career in and that is for two reasons. One, with an increasingly large aging popluation, people want to stay healthy and live as long as they can and two, with growing technology in medical science, there are more options available to everyone to do just that.

The computer industry has really started to grow since the birth of the internet. However, in today’s world of technology, online marketing has become the career choice for many. This means that computer companies are becoming more competitive each year and obviously, people are needed to run those computers.

Need a job? Thinking of switching careers?  Check out are where the hot jobs are in 2012.

Health Care Industry

The healthcare field is thriving and that means careers in doctor’s offices, and hospitals are abundant. While careers as doctors, surgeons and anesthesiologists are important, the backbone healthcare careers such as the ones listed below are the ones that really need to be filled in the years to come.

Health is important and since there are billions of people on this planet, there is always a need for a nurse. The growth for registered nurses between 2006 and 2016 is expected to be by 587,000 new jobs. It is the single largest career movement in the United States for 2012.

Registered Nurses can earn an average of $64,690 annually.

Going right along with the rise of a registered nurse is a home health aide. Many baby boomers are starting to get older and are looking to retire so it comes as no surprise that home health aid jobs are growing in demand.  By 2050, 88.5 million of the population will be 65 or older, according the Department of Health and Human Services. That is double of the estimated elderly for 2010. The need for home health aides will continue to rise.

Home Health Aides earn an average of $20,560 annually.

The expansion for medical assistant jobs is expected grow by 34% between 2008 and 2018. Medical assistants usually work either in a doctor’s office or a hospital, but can be found working in other health office settings as well. The rise for medical assistants expands as the healthcare industry grows.

Medical Assistants earn an average of $28,860 annually.

More patients equals more medical records. Therefore, the need for medical records technologists will expands as our healthcare need grows. Medical records technologists complete data needed for doctors and other healthcare professionals. A 20% rise for medical records technologists is expected between 2008 and 2018.

Medical Records Technologists earn an average of $32,350 annually.

A biomedical engineer helps to bridge the gap between medicine and engineering by creating devices to help improve healthcare therapy, diagnostics and evaluations. They are the very backbone in medical science discoveries. Careers in biomedical engineering are expected to grow 72% from 2008-2018.

Biomedical Engineers earn an average of $81,540 annually.

Computer Industry

As the internet grows so does the computer industry, which means careers like web developers, network engineers and SEO specialist becomes more popular, too. However, there are three other careers that top those careers in 2012.

According to a 2012 survey, Computer Science is one of the topmost bachelor’s degrees in demand these days. The computer systems design and related services industry has made continuous growth since the latter half of 2011, which means more careers are opening up and will continue to throughout 2012.

Computer Software Engineers earn an average of $87,520 annually.

This occupation grew by 3.8% from September to October of 2011 and became increasingly popular throughout the rest of the year. Management analysts deal in the management and technical consulting services of computers.

Management Analysts earn an average of $77,740 annually.

This particular career will see a sizable amount of growth throughout 2018. This includes careers in network architecture and engineering as well as web administration and development.

Network Systems and Data Communications Analyst earn an average of $73,250 annually.

The purpose of a customer service representative is to help consumers solve any problems they may be having with their service. Typically, a customer service representative will work in a call center. However, there are customer service representatives who work face-to-face with consumers. This career is expected to see a faster than average growth in 2012.

Customer Service Representatives earn an average of $30,000 annually.


While many jobs are expected to see some growth this year, the healthcare and computer industries will see a remarkable amount of improvement in 2012.

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