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2011 Career Plan by Laurence Shatkin

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CHAPTER 3

The Hottest Fieldsof 2011

As the economy heats up, it doesn’t work like an oven that browns all the biscuits at the same rate. Some industries are much hotter than others. So it makes sense for you to focus your 2011 career plan on a field that is expected to offer lots of job opportunities.

In this chapter, you’re going to look at 11 high-opportunity fields that have been identified by the U.S. Department of Labor. You’ll learn what the major trends are in each field, plus the names of the hottest jobs. (You can read important facts about these jobs in Part II.)

Which field is right for you? That depends on several considerations:

  • Personal preferences. The exercise you did in chapter 2 suggested some fields that might suit your personality. ...

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