5 Jobs that are Hot Right Now

When you are choosing a career, it is important that you find one that is in demand; otherwise you will send out a lot resumes without much response.  Canadian Business created a list of the 100 best jobs of 2014.  Here are five of the jobs on the list that were categorized as high-growth careers:

Financial Administrator:  Financial administrators and managers work in accounting, auditing, financial planning and risk analysis.  They are responsible for keeping the financial performance of the company on track.  There are many different paths to becoming a financial administrator, but an educational background in business, finance or economics is a necessity.

Firefighter:  With a large number of firefighters approaching retirement, there is a lot of opportunity for new recruits.  Most firefighters are employed by municipal governments and to be hired, applicants must pass physical, written, and medical tests.  Being a firefighter is rewarding, but you should expect the work to be physically and emotionally demanding and the hours to be long and irregular.  

Health Care Manager:  With Canada’s population getting older, there is an increased demand for positions in health care.  Health Care Managers work in a variety of locations, ranging from laboratories to nursing homes.  Like any management position, the biggest challenge in this job is leading and motivating a team of employees.    

Human Resources Manager:  With the average employee changing jobs every three to five years, someone needs to be advertising the positions, interviewing candidates, hiring new employees, and conducting orientations.  Consequently, there is a high demand for human resources professionals and this demand is expected to grow over the next few years.

Quality Control Officer: In today’s economy, companies face a high level of competition, both locally and from overseas.  The ability to cut costs and improve the quality of their product can make a huge difference to their level of success in this competitive environment.  Quality control officers ensure that procedures comply with safety and quality standards, which reduce waste and decrease product defects.  To become a quality control officer, you need to have a strong understanding of the specifications and regulations of your industry, either from your education or through your experience.

When you are getting started with your job search, the first step is to identify the jobs that are in demand.  Once you know what employers are seeking, you can find a position that is a good match for your skills and interests.  If you remain focused on the needs of employers, you will find that your job search is quicker and more effective.

(Written by: Karen Bivand, Photo by: Toa55/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

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