While Melissa and Joan Rivers pick what’s hot and what’s not for the red carpet during the award shows, the employment industry has it’s own predictors for what’s hot – and what’s not – in 2007. Here’s the hot list from Fast Company:
Fast Company’s Top 10 Hot Jobs for 2007 — including hot industries and not-so-traditional jobs:
Experience Designer: Work in the retail industry, creating a shopping experience unique to the particular store/product
Medical Researcher: Most coveted in the healthcare industry is research of cancer, Alzheimer disease, and the development of prosthetics
Web designer: According to Trendsearch.com, the profession is still developing, and 2007 will see a new era of web design
Security Systems Engineer: Employees in the protective services industry can expect to be in demand and a rise in salary in 2007. Individual with a head for engineering and computers can expect up to seven-figure salaries.
Urban Planners: Pre-fab one-level homes for baby boomers are changing the face of suburban America and boosting the demand for urban planners…
Viral Marketers and Media Promoters: Viral marketers are those who know how to build an audience from nothing with little more than rumor and excitement, like MySpace.
Talent Agents: As fame rises for performers and athletes, a new arena opens for their managers, promoters, and general go-to guys. These are some of the most competitive positions in the entertainment industry.
Buyers and Purchasing Agents: The future of the retail industry lies in the hands of the buyers and purchasing agents, according to Trends Journal.
Art Directors: There will be a high demand for the 20 – 30 age demographic for jobs involving painting, lights, cameras, and action.
News Analysts, Reporters, and Bloggers: Publications with an online division now hire three levels of correspondents: print new writers, online news writers, and bloggers.