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Which Careers Are Growing?

Friday, September 3, 2010
The Society for the Advancement of Consulting® (SAC®) has asked its global membership to comment on the likeliest fastest growing career fields. SAC CEO Alan Weiss, PhD states, "The recovery is slower than anyone would like, but it's a recovery nonetheless. Some areas have seen consistent job growth, and some are now emerging. Here is a summary by one of our top people."

Dr. Maynard Brusman is a consulting psychologist and executive/career coach. He is the president of Working Resources, a strategic talent management consulting and leadership coaching firm in San Francisco, California. He offers a few insights:

"The fastest growing careers in the United States today according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics draw on a wide range of skills and interests. They include:

  • Physician Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Network Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Hydrologist
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Video Game Design

"Whether you're into health, technology, science, nature, or the arts, it's important to design a rewarding career that utilizes your natural talents and abilities. You will likely be much happier if your passion coincides with a high-demand career path. The more you focus on a career that taps into your strengths, core values and purpose, the more successful you will be. When you focus on your best talents and what you love to do, you will achieve more. You will find that your career path is exactly where it should be, on purpose, and aligned with who you are."

Dr. Weiss adds, "While many people are eager to return to jobs or better jobs, it's also going to be a time to examine options. As organizations 'gear up' again, they will face a dearth of residual talent that will be of benefit to qualified job seekers. Select, don't settle."

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