With the way unemployment and the economy has been over the past year, a lot of people have been considering a career change.  Job seekers are now thinking more strategically when it comes to choosing a career and an industry that can survive in an economic downturn is highly attractive.

Manpower conducted a survey on The 10 Hardest Jobs to Fill by U.S employers for 2009.  The list includes:

  1. Engineers
  2. Nurses
  3. Skilled/Manual Trades
  4. Teachers
  5. Sales Representatives
  6. Technicians
  7. Drivers
  8. IT Staff
  9. Laborers
  10. Machinist/Machine Operators

The 10 categories have appeared on the Hardest Jobs to Fill list in the past as well.  Employers are having a difficult time finding people with the right skills and experience to fill these roles.

If you are an upcoming college graduate or looking for a career change, it would benefit you to look into retraining for jobs that are in demand.  There are no guarantees in any position, but there are 10 industries that are lacking skilled workers in the US and if you can get the skills to enter one of those industries, your employment security will definitely increase.


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