Behind the news we’re hearing of a general rise in hiring, here are some predictions the key job areas we cover. Overall, the picture is gradually but steadily improving.
MBA Hiring 2012:
The MBA Career Services Council has reported a surge in hiring of business schools grads, with schools reporting up to 75% of all students having a job lined up on graduation day. “We’re seeing an increase in almost all industries and in most company types,” said Nicole Hall, Executive Director of Alumni and Career Services at Graziadio Business School of Pepperdine University in the report.
Industries where MBA hiring looks strongest are:
Hiring of MBAs looks weak, however, in the financial services sector, government and real estate.
Hiring Trends In Nursing 2012:
Through specific hiring numbers for RNs are hard to get, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a big rise in the healtcare sector overall, with over 100,000 new jobs being created in the first quarter of 2012 than in the first three months of 2011.
Meanwhile, job tracking company Wanted Analytics reports that in February of this year alone, employers put up postings for 130,000 jobs in healthcare, a whopping 33% increase over the same month in 2011. Not just the number of jobs grew, but the number of different employers offering them grew as well. At the same time, a number of schools reported surging numbers of students signing up for nursing degree programs.
Technology Hiring in 2012:
Without giving a specific number, Monster.com reported in it’s “Tech Hiring Outlook 2012″ that tech jobs would consider to rise gradually. The picture varies from one industry to the next, with telecom, life sciences, energy, transportation, and infrastructure companies looking strong. Reports from other job posting companies indicate that the best known tech companies like Google, Apple and Facebook are likely to continue hiring in 2012, with a particularly strong focus on developers of mobile and social media technologies.
Monster.com listing these key skills as being in demand:
Mobile App Development
All App Development
Healthcare and financial services also look to be diong lots of hiring, as they struggle to analyze huge volumes of data and deal with growing compliance issues. More on computer science degrees
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Hiring Trends 2012:
Criminal justice is such a broad category that it’s hard to pin down precise statistics for town, county, state and federal police hiring. One clear trend should bode well for criminal justice job applicants, however. State budgets, for the first time in several years, appear to be improving modestly. All 50 states reported that their tax revenues were up in 2011 over the previous year, compared with just 11 states reporting that last year. This should help to spell an end for police hiring freezes and allow states to gradually being hiring new state troopers over the next 12 months. The picture is likely to be similar at the county and town level, though there are clearly big variations from one region to another.
The Department of Homeland Security does report specific hiring goals. It’s one of few agencies in the government that expects to continue hiring at a strong rate this year. Hiring is expected in these categories, by Sept of 2012:
Border Patrol Agents: 9,800
Adjudication Officers: 2,250
Immigration Enforcemen: 1,150
Criminal Investigation: 1,410
General Inspection, Investigation and Compliance: 3,000
Customs and Border Protection: 4,950