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Old 06-16-2012, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Which jobs are most in demand? I live in Houston, TX by the way
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:24 AM
 
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In Houston, engineers for the oil companies are much in demand. My ds is a chemical engineer.
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:36 AM
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Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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Professional rich guy. The government will bend over backwards for you
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:42 PM
 
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be a little wary when chasing the "it careers", factor in your interest, if I have no training how much money,school time will I have to invest, will I have to take out loans etc...

Nursing right now is the "in demand career" though many new nurses will say that the nursing boom is over. I don't want to disuade you from pursing an in demand career, just put some thought into it
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:34 AM
 
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Talking about nursing being the hot career is so out of date. A lot of experienced nurses will tell you jobs are slim now, and their experience helps them stay employed. There never was a nursing shortage, just an attempt to lower wages. When you're in the hospital and you can't get your nurse, that's because they give her/him so many patients to attend to, in order to short staff. Money, folks...
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:23 AM
 
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aye that is proably true that nursing is no longer the "hot career" still you would be fooled (at least in my expereince) by visiting the local cc, state univeristies and asking "what are you majoring in?", -nursing-"why?" because I can get a good job.

Business is pretty big now, 25% of college majors are business, still to the OP, choe carefully, take your time
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:04 AM
 
Location: right here
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aye that is proably true that nursing is no longer the "hot career" still you would be fooled (at least in my expereince) by visiting the local cc, state univeristies and asking "what are you majoring in?", -nursing-"why?" because I can get a good job.

Business is pretty big now, 25% of college majors are business, still to the OP, choe carefully, take your time

This is because everywhere you turn the media is telling us " be a nurse, there is a nursing shortage"

Every career is having a hard time right now. The question is what do you want to do with your life? You may decide to go to college for the "in demand" career and hate it. No matter how much you make, if you are miserable, life will suck.
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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be a little wary when chasing the "it careers", factor in your interest, if I have no training how much money,school time will I have to invest, will I have to take out loans etc...

Nursing right now is the "in demand career" though many new nurses will say that the nursing boom is over. I don't want to disuade you from pursing an in demand career, just put some thought into it

Yep. That "It career" might be the big thing now...and 5-10 years later it could be in serious decline as consumers have moved on to something else. Certain information technology careers are particularly susceptible to this.

OP, as for Houston, that city is well known for the Energy industry, especially oil and gas. It also has a decent footprint in the aerospace industry but I'm unsure about current job demand there.
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:49 PM
 
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I would say the "traditional" in demand jobs are accountancy, I.T and engineering. However, people in these professions have also experienced huge job loss because of the recession. I don't, however, see a massive decline in I.T positions and so long as the world doesn't experience a huge disaster. I think engineering is a smart career choice, as people with engineering experience are ALWAYS needed, no matter what "state" the world is in. As such are doctors and nurses. Business people are also highly demanded, even in times of recession. However, this job market is overly saturated with graduates and people with experience.

If being in the health or engingeering sector isin't your thing, I suggest getting into IT and getting an extra skill set to help you compete. I think I.T people who are clued up about design, marketing and technical communications are very in demand. Also, I think all I.T people should learn how to create both Apple and Android mobile applications. This is definitley something you could put on your CV
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:07 PM
 
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Cyber security.
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