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Hot jobs in 2013

Health and High-Tech

Looking for the hot jobs next year? Trend watchers say health care will continue to be the hottest sector, but that doesn’t mean you have to be a hands-on care giver.

Options include working in health insurance, translation service, information technology, or support services, be they administrative, sales, janitorial or transportation.

Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, managing director at the Apollo Research Institute, says health reform is driving job growth, but other industries expect growth, too. She picks:

Education.

An explosion in online classes from brick-and-mortar universities and distance-learning schools offers a gold mine of teaching options.

Generally, master’s degrees are required for higher education, but Wilen-Daugenti noted that certification programs for some jobs may not require advanced degrees for instructors. K-12 tutoring programs and education-oriented call centers are growing, too.

Geriatrics.

Aging baby boomers create opportunities in the life care industry, serving growing numbers of people who age in their own homes or live in life-care facilities.

Wilen-Daugenti said she’s seeing workers in their 60s who are planning “encore careers,” building on current skills or interests to focus on serving the aging population.

There could be a bonus in that: Older workers may be less likely to encounter age discrimination in hiring if their client base is older, too.


Read the rest at the Kansas City Star >>