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08/26/08
Jobs in Industry Workshop. Job Growth Areas
Filed under: Position Searching, Networking, Post-docs, Technicians
Posted by: site admin @ 9:24 am

We had a terrific session on Careers in Industry
in Philadelphia.  This blog entry responds to a
question a member of the audience asked:
What areas are showing growth in employment?

In 2003 ACS published a summary of employment
fields and whether jobs increased or decreased.
This kind of survey has not been reported in
C&EN since then.  (It might be a question to ask
of the society to obtain this information.)
Modest growth in US jobs were represented
in 2003 in health care, hospitals, government and
testing and research service areas. 

The most recent issue of Job Search Strategies
offers a broad brush discussion hinting at
attractive employment areas.  It includes the
following fields:
 - pharma and biotech (similar to 2003)
 - research and testing services (2003)
 - specialty chemicals
 - toxicology
 - information
 - patent law
 - marketing

My perspective also offers consideration of
trend forecasting.  Two topics that might be
informative for readers are:
 1  What the world will be like in 50 years
 2  Evolution of products and the technology
that goes into them (Shaping things)

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