What fields are particularly "hot" in the job market right now?

There are always fields that have more jobs than others. Many recruiters and placement officers refer to these jobs as "hot," meaning they are a great goal for someone who is considering education or training. However, it is also important to remember that "hot" jobs come and go, while strong job skills are timeless, according to Andrea Doven. Although the popular fields may change from decade to decade, there are some things that do not change, like the necessity of having good communication skills and a strong work ethic.

If there is a field in which you are particularly interested, the chances are you can find a job there, even if it is not considered a booming employment area presently. Furthermore, updating your training and education may make you even more marketable, especially if you already have experience in a given area. Currently, "hot" job fields include technology, medicine and human resources.

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Andrea Doven is a hiring expert and recruiter with over 20 years experience in human resources. Mother, wife, creative, executive.

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