Hot Jobs

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Daily Beast staff reporter Clark Merrefield goes through which jobs are hot and which are not. Jonathan Bowles, director of New York City’s Center for an Urban Future, looks at the local job outlook.

If you’ve changed jobs because of industry trends, what new career did you pick? Comment below.


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Comments [7]

Liz from Washington Heights

What's not: education. Thanks, Mr. Klein, for making principals pay teacher salaries out of their budget. That doesn't encourage principals to replace experienced teachers with younger, cheaper teachers at all. How's the ATR these days? Still swollen and bloated...wonder how that happened.

And my husband is an artist/freelancer. Our earnings have taken a double hit this year. You don't talk about how many freelancers with family are even more dependent upon a spouse's regular gig for things like insurance.

Nov. 11 2009 10:59 AM

Hedge Funds

Nov. 11 2009 10:57 AM

I took a 1.5yr Credit Analysis training program and am prepping for CFA Level 2 exam to add to my MBA. I am freelancing right now. Is this extra education a waste of time? Should I be studying something else?

Nov. 11 2009 10:55 AM
Diane Mensinger from Caldwell NJ

The jobs mentioned had salaries of much less than many of us older workers have made. In fact, it will be difficult to maintain many families' local tax basis on these reduced salaries.

I am talking from having an MBA and many years of experience in B2B.

Nov. 11 2009 10:54 AM

Why isn't this a half hour segment?

Nov. 11 2009 10:53 AM
sudhir from manhattan

I wonder what Mr. Bowles might say about the growth of freelancing and independent contractors in nyc. They are certainly vital to NYC's art and entertainment industry, to the stature of the city as a leader in the media and arts. But, they are also precarious-- with no security, a scary future, and so on.

So, is freelancing a good thing for new york?

Nov. 11 2009 10:49 AM
hjs from 11211


Nov. 11 2009 10:06 AM

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