13 Hot Jobs for 2013

                             13 Hot Jobs for 2013

Randstad unveils the best career picks for the New Year

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Jan. 9, 2013

ATLANTA, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the economy showing steady signs of
improvement, thousands of people across the country are focusing on one
important New Year's resolution: land a new job. So what are the hot careers
for 2013?

Randstad, the world's second largest staffing firm, reveals on Workforce360
its picks of 13 in-demand jobs for the upcoming year in a variety of
industries, including healthcare, technology, finance and accounting,
administrative and clerical, engineering and manufacturing.

Healthcare

#1: Urgent care physicians

Why it's hot : With the implementation of healthcare reform on the horizon,
hospitals, healthcare systems and physicians are scrambling to prepare for
imminent changes, including an influx of patients who have never requested
medical care.
Must-have skills: Besides having clinical skills, physicians are now required
to excel in "soft skills" more than ever before. For instance, physicians must
be proficient in coding and billing as the medical field switches from a
decades-old system of codes called ICD-9 to the new ICD-10 in 2013. Customer
service will also be extremely important and tied to a high patient experience
survey. Not receiving high scores will result in severe reimbursement
penalties (if the average is lower than the 75^th percentile ranking).

#2: Physicians specializing in anti-aging medicine

Why it's hot: With 78 million baby boomers in the United States, the
anti-aging industry is expected to gross more than $291 billion worldwide by
2015, according to a report published by Global Industry Analysts.
Must-have skills: Strong internal medicine clinical skills to adeptly diagnose
and treat any chronic medical conditions. These professionals must also have
expertise in the area of dermatology, including anti-aging methods utilizing
cosmetic laser treatments, etc. Familiarity with diet, nutrition, weight loss
and alternative approaches to wellness is a plus.

#3: Registered Nurses

Why it's hot: The healthcare industry is one of the fastest-growing career
sectors and registered nursing jobs are no exception. Facilities need
experienced staff to hit the ground running with minimal guidance. Employment
of registered nurses is expected to grow 26 percent from 2010 to 2020—faster
than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor
Statistics. Working as a contract worker or traveling nurse is a very
attractive option for candidates, as it offers flexibility and work/life
balance.
Must-have skills: Clinical competency and critical thinking skills are a must
(in addition to passing the board exam and holding a license in each state
they work in), as well as interpersonal and customer service skills.
Flexibility and resilience are also needed to survive as a frontline
caregiver.

Technology

#4: IT professionals specializing in third platform

Why it's hot: A huge emergence in the technology industry is the third
platform, which includes cloud computing (both SAAS and PAAS), social
technologies, big data analytics and mobility. According to research firm IDC,
IT spending will exceed $2 trillion in 2013, and mobile devices represent 57
percent of that growth.
Must-have skills: Cutting-edge technology experience, as many employers are
seeking candidates to fill niche positions (many of the skill areas have not
yet fully emerged); a strong ability to communicate with both business and
technical teams.

#5: Software developers

Why it's hot: Software developers are a sought after commodity in the
technology world, especially candidates proficient in the main programming
languages, such as Java and .Net . According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
(BLS), employment of software developers is projected to grow 30 percent from
2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. The main
reason for the rapid growth is a large increase in the demand for computer
software, the BLS reports.
Must-have skills: Strong computer programming, written and verbal skills.
Being able to communicate with both business and technical teams is a big
plus.

Finance and Accounting

#6: Mortgage underwriters

Why it's hot: As the housing market remains steady, lending rates are going
down, which means more companies are in need of qualified mortgage
underwriters.
Must-have skills: Prior underwriting experience, Direct Endorsement (DE)
certification, ability to work in a fast-paced environment and excel skills.

#7: Loan documentation specialists
Why it's hot: As a result of the rebounding housing market, the demand for
loan documentation specialists is on the rise.
Must-have skills: A least six months of customer service experience, previous
mortgage experience is a plus.

#8: Accountants (tax, financial reporting)
Why it's hot: These financial professionals are needed year round by companies
in need of their expertise in preparing and reviewing financial documents.
Must-have skills: Technically savvy, good communication skills and industry
experience. Employers are also looking for candidates with experience working
for a publicly traded company.

Administrative and clerical

#9: Executive assistants

Why it's hot : Executive assistants often serve as the backbone of companies,
providing a wide range of duties, including supervising and training lower
level staff, conducting research, preparing important reports and arranging
travel.
Must-have skills:Industry experience, tenure with a previous organization and
excellent customer service skills.

#10: Customer service representatives
Why it's hot: When customers have a problem or merely a question, their first
contact with companies is usually customer service representatives. These
employees do everything from solve customer problems, initiate sales and
assist clients with finding information.
Must-have skills: Call center experience, bilingual is a plus

Engineering

#11: Industrial engineers (process, quality, manufacturing and traditional
industrial engineers)
Why it's hot: Employers want candidates with four to 12 years of experience
who have specific/niche skills, as well as engineering graduates just entering
the workforce.
Must-have skills: Hands-on experience directly related to the job; even
entry-level candidates need experience either through internships or co-ops.
Specific software skills are needed in programs such as Inventor or Solid
Works, as well as leadership and project management skills.

#12: Electrical/hardware engineers
Why it's hot : Electrical engineers have shown the most growth this past year
within the industry. The trade group Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers indicates that one of the fastest growing areas will be in the
service industry, such as consulting firms that provide engineering expertise.
Must-have skills:Leadership/project management skills, experience with
computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) tools such as Maximo, etc.
The majority of employers also require engineering degrees from ABET
(Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) universities.

Manufacturing

#13: Production specialists
Why it's hot: Many manufacturing and logistics companies are investing again
and the industry is regaining new jobs lost to the recession. As a result,
production specialists, along with other technical and skilled employees, are
in high demand. Sectors hiring heavily include: automotive, supply chain and
advance manufacturing
Must-have skills: On-the-job experience, leadership skills and a strong
understanding of production safety and processes. Technical and skilled
employees within manufacturing sector are in high demand.

About Randstad US
Randstad is a $22.5 billion global provider of HR services and the second
largest staffing organization in the world. From temporary staffing to
permanent placement to inhouse, professionals, search & selection, and HR
Solutions, Randstad holds top positions around the world and has approximately
28,700 corporate employees working from its nearly 4,700 branches and inhouse
locations in 40 countries. Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Diemen, the
Netherlands, Randstad Holding nv is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam.
Learn more at http://www.randstad.com. 



SOURCE Randstad

Website: http://www.randstad.com
Contact: Lesly Cardec, Senior PR Director, Randstad, 1-800-422-3819,
lesly.cardec@randstadusa.com