CareerBuilder: Top Five Occupations in Demand Today

Chicago, Ill. — May 29

What are the hot jobs today? CareerBuilder is helping to answer that question with a new list of companies who are looking to hire a large number of employees (800 or more).

Of workers who were laid off in the last year and found new jobs, more than half found them in entirely different fields, according to a nationwide CareerBuilder study.

For workers looking to enter new industries and fields, CareerBuilder compiled the following list of strong areas for job growth and earning potential:

Computer Specialists
Most common job titles: Project Manager (Information Technology), Java Developer, Web Developer, .Net Developer, Sharepoint Developer, Php Developer

Median national salary for 1-2 years experience: $75,000

Marketing Managers
Most common job titles: Marketing Manager/Director, Business Development Manager, Marketing Communications Manager, Public Relations Manager, Marketing Specialist

Median national salary for 1-2 years experience: $58,000

Network and Computer Systems Administrators
Most common job titles: Systems Administrator, Network Engineer, Network Administrator, Sharepoint Administrator, Linux Systems Administrator

Median national salary for 1-2 years experience: $63,000

Medical and Health Services Managers
Most common job titles: Director of Nursing, Clinical Manager, Medical Director, Director of Pharmacy, Program Manager Rehab, Practice Manager

Median national salary for 1-2 years experience: $73,000

Industrial Engineers
Most common job titles: Quality Engineer, Process Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Project Engineer, Test Engineer, Design Engineer

Median national salary for 1-2 years experience: $69,000

Source: CareerBuilder