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The Grind: Is Your Job Hot Right Now?

Survey results that identify the "25 Most Wanted US Job Candidates" were just released by Jobfox, who says that the results show which jobs are "in greatest demand by recruiters and other employer agents who use Jobfox to search for and find new or replacement workers." The company notes that the findings reflect the most wanted professions by employers during a 120-day period ending May 1, 2008. Is your job hot right now?

  1. Sales Representative/Business Development (U.S. median salary: $65-$75K)
  2. Software Design/Development ($85-$95K)
  3. Accounting ($45-$55K)
  4. Accounting/Finance Executive ($65-$75K)
  5. Networking/System Administration ($65-$75K)
  6. Nursing ($35-$45K)
  7. Project/Engagement Management ($85-$95K)
  8. Business Analysis, Software Implementation ($85-$95K)
  9. Business Analysis, Research ($75-$85K)
  10. Administrative Assistant ($35-$45K)

There are 15 more on the list, find out what other jobs are trendy when you

  1. Technology Executive ($115-$125)
  2. Product Management ($85-$95K)
  3. Finance ($65-$75K)
  4. Testing / Quality Assurance ($65-$75K)
  5. Database Administration ($75-$85K)
  6. Account / Customer Support ($35-$45K)
  7. Electrical Engineering ($65-75K)
  8. Sales Executive ($85-95K)
  9. Mechanical Engineering ($65-$75K)
  10. Government Contracts Administration ($55-65K)
  11. Biotech and Pharma Research ($65-$75K)
  12. Training ($55-$65K)
  13. Senior Executive Assistant ($45-$55K)
  14. Recruiting / Staffing ($65-$75K)
  15. Retail Banking ($35-$45K)

If you're curious about what these jobs actually entail, Jobfox includes descriptions for all 25 jobs on their website.

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CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
Yea I am Number 10!
PammyLZ PammyLZ 9 years
#10 for me. But, I find that hard to believe, AA's are always being laid off/replaced for someone cheaper. I never expect to hold an AA position for any more than a year. Not to mention, I just happen to be at the right place at the right time, overhearing my boss telling my coworkers that I am being laid off soon....So, yeah.
verily verily 9 years
I find it hard to believe #16 is hot when they're outsourcing all those jobs to other countries.
shanimalcracker shanimalcracker 9 years
Haha, I'm not any of them and won't be in the future as well. I guess legal jobs aren't that "hot."
MindayH MindayH 9 years
Just on there in the end. Nice to see that I make above the median even though I am feeling pretty poor right now.
amyonedge amyonedge 9 years
I'm accounting/finance/business analysis all rolled in one. Yay for me!
Jeny Jeny 9 years
Sales Executive aaaiightt!!!!
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
You're so right fashionhore - it's h6ard to find a job in communications. My current job will never be on this list since most people don't even know I exist.
fashionhore fashionhore 9 years
Nothing about communications is really on here, which surprises me because I have learned in my classes that they are hot tickets currently. It's super hard to find a job in communications!
ms_dior_cherie ms_dior_cherie 9 years
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
#10 :)
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
Sales Representative/Business Development, not bad!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I'm on there but for some reason can't find anything here in Boston.
tiff58 tiff58 9 years
No, but my job touches on #8, and I am working more and more towards a career in that.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
Admin Asst. #10? I'm shocked. I did that for 5 years and never thought of an Admin Asst as a "hot job" right now.
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 9 years
My job will never be on the list, but we do work for number 2-5. So if they are doing well, we are doing well.
imLissy imLissy 9 years
yay, developers, I'm #2!
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