MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The hot jobs for 2014 are out.
This year’s includes much more than the usual high-tech white collar finance careers.
Lisa Hua, for example, just started working as a physical therapist and had her pick of jobs that could offer $37.00 an hour.
“I probably applied to around six companies and hospitals. I had interviews at all six places so I had offers from four and there were two I didn’t even wait to hear back from because I accepted the job at ATI,” said Hua.
Physical therapy is one of the hottest jobs for 2014.
“What’s a nice pleasant surprise, we’re seeing some of the positions come back that we haven’t seen in a while,” said Rosemary Haefner is with Career Builder. “Some of the training positions, some of what we would consider back office, your finance, your accounting, your marketing.”
These are high paying jobs like Training and Development Specialists making $27.00 an hour. Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists earn $29.00 an hour or Software Developers offer $45.00, which is another position filled by people who are wanted like Dave Willkomm.
“I’m recruited every so often from recruiters on LinkedIn” said Willkomm.
That’s because managers like Michael Westover at Fidelity Life want full time workers.
“We used to use contractors, temporary help too. We’re hiring more people as employees and the reason for that is the economy picked up and our business picked up. There’s less uncertainty,” said Westover.
High-salaried positions aren’t the only jobs considered hot this year. Also sought after are Interpreters and Translators, making $22.00 an hour and Meeting, Convention and Event Planners earning $23.00.
“Big City Bride has been steadily growing each year,” said Susan Cordogan form Big City Bride.
So the company is always looking to hire more people.
“I look for a well-rounded person. It’s not always grades, it’s not always the school but what have they done to expose themselves to event planning,” said Cordogan.
While many of the “hot” jobs require at least a four year degree, recruiters admit the need for talent makes them more generous.
“They’re willing to invest in helping the candidates who are maybe just shy of what they need in credential-wise and to bring them up to speed.”
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