With many hiring managers and recruiters looking for qualified workers, now may be a good time for job seekers to hone their skills with career college training as it appears the demand for specialized professionals will continue well beyond the new year.
According to the new book "Best Jobs for the 21st Century," information technology (IT) jobs are among the fastest growing, including positions for mobile applications developers. A survey by online job recruiter Dice.com found that approximately 65 percent of hiring managers expect to add technical support staff in 2012.
The demand for professionals who have attended a health science school is also expected to continue, with the U.S. needing an additional 103,900 registered nurses every year through the decade.
Justin Hirsh, president of the recruiting firm JobPlex, told CNN that medical management jobs will also grow due to the implementation of healthcare reform.
"With all the change happening in the system now, there is churn as well as growth. We're constantly seeing new openings in general management, finance, marketing, human resources, you name it," Hirsh said.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that professionals with an advanced degree can earn $500 more per week than those with a high school diploma or less.