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Where to Land a Job in 2012
For unemployed workers looking to land a job this year, here is a breakdown of the industries expected to see growth in 2012.

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Good News for Job Seekers

Total employment is projected to grow by 14.3% from 2010-2020, according to the Department of Labor. If you're in the market for a new job here are the top occupations expected to grow in 2012, according to CareerBuilder.

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Biomedical engineer

With an expected 72% increase in employment from 2008-2018,  this is one of the fastest-growing occupations, and offers plenty of openings for job seekers. Biomedical engineer apply their knowledge of engineering and design concepts to medicine and biology to develop and advance products.

Average salary, according to CareerBuilder: $82,421

 

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Computer software engineer

A computer software engineers' expertise in computer science, math and engineering helps develop , design and test software.

Average salary, according to CareerBuilder: $97,581

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Customer service representative

Customer service representatives are the liaison between the customer and companies. This occupation is expected to experience faster-than-normal growth due to a high turnover rates, according to CareerBuilder.

Average salary, according to CareerBuilder: $29,314

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Home health aide

The Department of Health and Human Services projects that there will be 88.5 million Americans 65 and older by 2050—good news for job seekers as there is going to be an increased need for caregivers.

Average salary, according to CareerBuilder: $28,173

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Management analyst

Management analysts objectively evaluate businesses’ workflow and organization and offer tips and guidance on how they can increase productivity and effectiveness.  

Average salary, according to CareerBuilder: $72,197

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Medical assistant

Medical assistants commonly work in physicians' offices and perform administrative and clinical duties. You can acquire the proper certifications or degrees by attending a one-to-two year medical assistant program.  

Average salary, according to CareerBuilder: $37,571

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Network systems and data communications analyst

For workers with solid computer skills, there are many opportunities in the computer systems field. From network architects to network and computer systems administrators, these professionals are typically hired to analyze, design, and evaluate network systems.

Average salary, according to CareerBuilder: $48,316

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Registered nurse

According to the Labor Department, registered nurses make up the largest health-care occupation. Registered nurses have a variety of job tasks depending on specialty or work setting.

Average salary, according to CareerBuilder: $71,692

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Retail salesperson

Because of the high turnover rate in this profession, a plethora of employment opportunities are expected to be good in the future, according to CareerBuilder.

Average salary, according to CareerBuilder: $25,557

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Where to Land a Job in 2012

For unemployed workers looking to land a job this year, here is a breakdown of the industries expected to see growth in 2012.

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