Things are looking up for the job market in 2012.
According to USNews.com, employers say they plan to hire 9.5 percent more employees than they did in 2011. Specifically they are looking for employees who majored in or who have experience in business, engineering, and tech-related subjects.
No surprise there. Aside from the health field, where registered nurses and home health aides are in need, engineering and tech-related fields usually place high on the list of occupations with the largest job growth.
If you have kids in college now or headed that way soon, it might be wise to urge them to think about a career in health care, where job are expected to grow by 48 percent over the next decade, or in an engineering/tech-related field, where jobs are expected to grow by at least 20 percent through 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.