Securing a full-time job after graduation is hard with the current anemic job market. Here are the top 10 occupations that will have the most job openings between 2008 and 2018, due to new jobs and retirements, according to the College Board.
Elementary School Teachers (Excludes Special Education)
While there are lot of job openings expected in the education sector through 2018, elementary school teachers are the most in demand with 597,000 job openings.
Accountants and Auditors
If you have a talent for analyzing numbers, big and small companies are looking for your help to help maintain budgets and keep financial records. This industry is expected to have 498,000 openings through 2018.
Secondary School Teachers
Secondary school teachers instruct students in junior and senior high schools and prepare students for college. This industry offers great opportunities for employment with 412,000 openings through 2018.
Middle School Teachers (Except Special and Vocational Education)
While working with pre-teenage kids might be a handful, the rewards can make it worthwhile. Job openings for middle school teachers sits at 251,000 through 2018.
Computer Systems Analyst
These analysts work with small and large businesses to determine their hardware and software needs. Tech knowledge can land you a job right out school as the field offers 223,000 openings through 2018.
Computer Software Engineers, Applications
The Software engineering sector is expected to have 218,000 jobs through 2018.
Network Systems and Data Communications Analyst
Professionals in this field stay up-to-date on the latest technology and network trends and anticipate future users’ needs. With 208,000 jobs through 2018, this sector continues to be a blossoming field.
Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software
The software engineering sector is expected to have 153,000 job openings through 2018. So if you have a knack for computers and an interest in programming, this might be the field for you.
Despite continued struggles in the housing and commercial real-estate markets, economists expect 138,000 openings in this field.
Market Research Analysts
If you are interested in consumer habits and spending patterns, economists predict this occupation to grow much faster than the average for all careers through 2018 with 137,000 job openings, according to the College Board.
As the economy continues to falter these fields give you the best chance of finding a job after college, according to the College Board.