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In-Demand Jobs Under Obama Stimulus Plan

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on December 17

A little terrified at the prospect of graduating in a few months into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression? Well, you should be…it’s nasty out there. But the good folks at JobFox have something that should help allay those fears—a list of the careers that will be most in demand once President-elect Barack Obama’s stimulus plan goes into effect.

If you really are about to graduate (or already have) then it’s probably too late to change majors to qualify for one of these positions, but it’s not too late to redirect your job search from, say, investment banking to something that, you know, still exists. Rob McGovern, the CEO of JobFox says the Obama administration will radically alter the career prospects for new college grads:

Epic changes are ahead throughout the professional landscape. It’s just like 1991, when we didn’t know the Internet was coming. New job titles will emerge, many of which haven’t been invented yet. Savvy professionals will be prepared to take advantage of new opportunities.
The complete list follows after the jump.

Initiative: Construction of Roads, Bridges, Transit and Rural Broadband
Key Jobs:
1. Construction managers
2. Project managers
3. Civil engineers
4. Computer-aided drafting specialists
5. Telecommunications engineers

Initiative: Greater Oversight of Financial Markets
Key Jobs:
1. Compliance accountants
2. Internal auditors
3. Tax accountants
4. Government regulators

Initiative: Energy Independence
Key Jobs:
1. Electrical engineers
2. Mechanical engineers
3. Power grid managers
4. Biofuels chemists
5. Sales and marketing

Initiative: Healthcare Modernization
Key Jobs:
1. Nurses
2. Information technology specialists
3. Bioinformatics specialists
4. Information security specialists
5. Software developers

Initiative: Volunteerism and Community Involvement
Key Jobs:
1. Social workers
2. Administrators
3. Translators

Reader Comments


December 31, 2008 10:05 AM

This is actually a question. How does a person who had a career, got hurt on the job and can no longer practice her trade, but also does not qualify for disability, has a crippling joint disease with no more money for further education survive in this economy?

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