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Emerging Careers

  • Astrobiology (more)
  • Behavioral Geneticist (more)
  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (more)
  • Business Ethics (more)
  • Carbon Management Consultant (more)
  • Computer Animation andDigital Imaging (more)
  • Data Mining (more)
  • Emergency Management Specialists (more)
  • Experience Designers (more)
  • Green / Environmental Career Fields (more)
  • Health Informatics Specialist/Manager (more)
  • Human Factors (more)
  • Human-Computer Interaction (more)
  • Immigration Specialist (more)
  • International Logistics Manager (more)
  • Materials Science (more)
  • Neuroscience (more)
  • Nuclear Energy (more)
  • Offshoring/ Outsourcing (more)
  • Patient Advocate (more)
  • Personal Chef (more)
  • Simulation Developers (more)
  • Sub-orbital Space Flight (more)
  • Wellness Coach (more)

Lists and Rankings of Top Careers

2012
100 Fastest Growing Companies by Fortune

100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune
100 Top MBA Employers by Fortune

Top 50
World’s Most Admired Companies
Working Mother 100 Best Companies
100 Best Small Companies to Work For by Fortune
100 Best Midsize Companies to Work For by Fortune

Best Companies to Work for by GREAT PLACE TO WORK INSTITUTE, INC.

California Summary of Green Industries (Studies & Articles), by EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
 
Jobs of the Future YouTube Video

2011
Best Places to Work in the Federal Government
Top 60 Jobs that Will Rock the Future

2010
Fastest Growing Occupations and Occupations with the most Openings by California County

2009
Federal Government Hiring over 200,000 New Employees by 2012


Astrobiology

Astrobiology is the interdisciplinary study of life in the universe, combining aspects of astronomy, biology and geology. It is focused primarily on the study of the origin, distribution and evolution of life

More Information

NASA Astrobiology Institute

http://astrobiology.nasa.gov/

http://exobiology.nasa.gov/

http://planetary.org/home/

Job Postings

http://www.astrobiology.com/student.html

http://astrobiology.gsfc.nasa.gov/education.html

http://evo.bio.psu.edu/asp/

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Behavioral Geneticist

Behavioral genetics is the field of biology that studies the role of genetics in animal (including human) behavior. The field is an overlap of genetics, ethology and psychology. Classically, behavioral geneticists have studied the inheritance behavioral traits.

More Information

US News and World Report, "Ahead of the Curve" Article
http://www.usnews.com/articles/business/best-careers/2007/12/19/ahead-of-the-curve-behavioral-geneticist.html

Job Postings

http://www.jobster.com/find/US/jobs/for/Behavioral+geneticist

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Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Bioinformatics and computational biology involve the use of techniques including applied mathematics, informatics, statistics, computer science, artificial intelligence, chemistry, and biochemistry to solve biological problems usually on the molecular level. Two important large-scale activities that use bioinformatics are genomics and proteomics.

More Information

The Bioinformatics Organization, Inc. serves the scientific and educational needs of bioinformatic practitioners and the general public.

The Bioinformatics Organization, Inc. serves the scientific and educational needs of bioinformatic practitioners and the general public.
http://www.bioinformatics.org/

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
http://www.siam.org/careers/thinking/fields.php

UK center for social and economic research on innovation in Genomics. http://www.genomicsnetwork.ac.uk/innogen/aboutus/

US News and World Report, “Ahead of the Curve” Article
http://www.usnews.com/articles/business/best-careers/2007/12/19/ahead-of-the-curve-computational-biologist.html

Job Postings

http://www.bioinformatics.org/jobs/

http://jobs.biohealthmatics.com/Jobs/Bioinformatics/

http://careers.biospace.com/jobs/Public/JobSearchResult2.aspx

http://jobs.biohealthmatics.com/SearchResults.aspx?query=computational+biology&cat=0®ion=0&state=0

http://www.juju.com/keyword/machine-learning-computational-biology

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Business Ethics

Business ethics is a form of applied ethics that examines ethical principles and moral or ethical problems that arise in a business environment. In the increasingly conscience-focused marketplaces of the 21st century, the demand for more ethical business processes and is increasing. Also, pressure is applied on industry to improve business ethics through new public initiatives and laws.

More Information

Wikipedia Definition
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_ethics

The International Business Ethics Institute promotes business ethics and corporate responsibility.
http://www.business-ethics.org/links.asp

Network that provides training and resources for businesses to better meet ethical standards.
http://businessethicsnetwork.org/article.php?list=type&type=176

Job Postings

http://businessethicsnetwork.org/article.php?list=type&type=138

http://www.ethicaljobs.net/

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Carbon Management Consultant

Carbon Management Consultants are usually MBA's in an engineering or project management specialty--are an integral part of helping businesses to reduce their carbon footprint, which everyone's concerned with these days, thanks to climate change and tough legislation.

More Information

The Greenhouse Gas Management is a nonprofit organization focused on training and education. To manage climate change, we need to measure our GHG emissions. Action starts with reliable information about our emissions.
http://www.ghginstitute.org/careers.htm

Job Postings

http://www.earthworks-jobs.com/index.shtml

http://www.edie.net/jobs/index.asp?channel=0

http://www.ghginstitute.org/careers.htm

http://www.environmental-expert.com/index.aspx

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Computer Animation and Digital Imaging

Computer animation is an eclectic science that uniquely combines mathematics, computer science, fine art, classical animation, physics, biomechanics, and anatomy, to name but a few fields. With a diverse and exciting set of applications to such areas as entertainment (movies, video games), medical diagnostics, and fine arts (dancing, sculpture, painting), there are many avenues to explore.

More Information

Wikipedia Definition http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_animation

Digital Imaging Association http://digitalassociation.org/

Job Postings

http://www.jobster.com/find/US/jobs/for/digital+imaging

http://www.juju.com/keyword/digital-imaging

http://www.creativeheads.net/search.aspx

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Data Mining

Data mining involves the discovery of patterns and previously unknown information in large data sets. Emerging career opportunities will be found in applications of data mining in, for example, security, forensics, e-commerce, and sciences, such as genomics, astrophysics, and chemical engineering.

More Information

US News and World Report, "Ahead of the Curve" Article
http://www.usnews.com/articles/business/best-careers/2007/12/19/ahead-of-the-curve-data-miner.html

Job Postings

www.dice.com

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Emergency Management Specialists

Disaster management scope includes both pre and post disaster event responses. The Pre disaster activities include analysis of disaster risks, back- up plan or strategies to reduce the risk to a minimum, disaster preparedness planning, conduct public education and training on how to response to the crisis when it happen. During an emergency, disaster management professionals typically are in charge to coordinate activities between local community agencies, government bodies and relief agencies such as hospital and rescues team to provide the needed supports and material to the victims as quickly as possible

More Information

ONet Description http://online.onetcenter.org/link/summary/13-1061.00

College Toolkit Career Overview
http://www.collegetoolkit.com/Careers/Emergency_Management_Specialists/Overview/13-1061.00.aspx

Job Postings

http://www.fema.gov/career/publicSearch.do;jsessionid=5A383C55191E414460C0B17BBCFB5BD6.WorkerPublic?action=Init

http://www.usajobs.gov/

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Experience Designers

Experience design is the practice of designing products, processes, services, events, and environments each of which is a human experience -- based on the consideration of an individual's or group's needs, desires, beliefs, knowledge, skills, experiences, and perceptions

More Information

IGA, the professional association for design, is the place design professionals turn to first to exchange ideas and information, participate in critical analysis and research and advance education and ethical practice.

www.aiga.org/content.cfm/about-aign

Job Postings

http://jobs.myspace.com/a/ms-jobs/list/q-experience+designer

http://www.hfes.org/web/Default.aspx

http://www.hfes.org/Web/Students/quicktips1.html

http://www.hfcareers.com/

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Green / Environmental Career Fields

The green careers/clean technology is a fast growing industry with many emerging fields. The impact of climate change has spawned many new technologies and industries.

More Information

Links to many environmental organizations by industry
http://www.envirolink.org/categories.html?catid=5

http://www.usnews.com/articles/business/best-careers/2007/12/19/ahead-of-the-curve-green-collar-consultant.html

http://greencollarconsultants.com/

http://www.environmental-expert.com/index.aspx

Job Postings

http://jobs.treehugger.com/

http://www.greenjobs.net/

http://www.ecojobs.com/

http://www.ethicaljobs.net/

http://www.environmental-expert.com/index.aspx

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Health Informatics Specialist/Manager

Health informatics or medical informatics is the intersection of information science, computer science, and health care. It deals with the resources, devices, and methods required to optimize the acquisition, storage, retrieval, and use of information in health and biomedicine. Subdomains of (bio)medical or health care informatics include: clinical informatics, nursing informatics, imaging informatics, consumer health informatics, public health informatics, dental informatics, clinical research informatics, bioinformatics, veterinary informatics, pharmacy informatics and healthcare management informatics.

More Information

http://www.usnews.com/articles/business/best-careers/2007/12/19/ahead-of-the-curve-health-informatics-specialist.html

American Nursing Informatics Association
http://www.ania.org/

Online Journal of Nursing Informatics
http://www.ojni.org/

Job Postings

http://jobs.biohealthmatics.com/

http://www.ania.org/NI%20Jobs.htm

http://www.amia.org/mbrcenter/wg/ni/

http://jobs.biohealthmatics.com/Jobs/Informatics/

http://www.informaticsnurse.com/forums/nursing-informatics-jobs-healthcare-informatics-jobs/

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Human Factors

Human factors in the science of understanding the properties of human capability. The application of this understanding to the design and development of systems and services. The art of ensuring successful application of Human Factors Engineering.

More Information

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society's mission is to promote the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems and devices of all kinds. http://www.hfes.org/web/Default.aspx

Job Postings

http://careercenter.hfes.org/post.cfm

http://www.hfcareers.com/

http://www.hcirn.com/jobs/index.php

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Human-Computer Interaction

Human Computer Interaction (HCI) is a branch of Informatics that includes the study of human-centered design, development and implementation of usable and socially acceptable information technologies.

More Information

SIGCHI is the premier international society for professionals, academics and students who are interested in human-technology and human-computer interaction (HCI).
http://sigchi.org/

Job Postings

http://www.hfcareers.com/default.aspx

http://www.hcirn.com/jobs/index.php

http://www.baychi.org/resources/

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Immigration Specialist

As immigration rates increase, there is a growing demand, in all sectors, for immigration specialists. Businesses are eager to figure out how to market to this new population. Public schools are struggling to meet the needs of the masses of children who don't speak English (often with uneducated parents). Hospitals, the criminal justice system, other government agencies, and nonprofit advocacy organizations need bilingual people and cultural experts to serve this new population.

More Information

US News and World Report, "Ahead of the Curve" Article
http://www.usnews.com/articles/business/best-careers/2007/12/19/ahead-of-the-curve-immigration-specialist.html

The Center for Immigration Studies is the nation's only think tank devoted exclusively to research and policy analysis of the economic, social, demographic, fiscal, and other impacts of immigration on the United States. http://www.cis.org/

National Immigration Forum
http://immigrationforum.org/

Job Postings

http://www.jobster.com/find/US/jobs/for/Immigration+specialist

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International Logistics Manager

The transportation and logistics service industry consists of a range of businesses involved in the manufacturing, warehousing, selling, transportation, and distribution of goods. This industry is vast, encompassing companies involved in the entire supply chain process, from the purchasing of raw materials to the use of decision making software to optimize revenue and profit.

More Information

Founded in 1915, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) is the largest supply management association in the world as well as one of the most respected. ISM's mission is to lead the supply management profession through its standards of excellence, research, promotional activities, and education.
http://www.ism.ws/index.cfm

Logistics and Supply Chain Society
http://www.lscms.org/home/

Job Postings

http://supplychainjobs.com/

http://www.jobsinlogistics.com/

http://www.apics.org/Resources/careercenter

http://supplychaincareer.com

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Materials Science

Materials science is the study of the properties, processing and production of a broad range of existing and new materials, including metallic alloys, composites, liquid crystals, biological materials, and thin films. The rational design and analysis of materials depends on mathematical models and computational tools. Career opportunities abound in science, manufacturing, and materials design for applications in fields such as aerospace, engineering, electronics and biology.

More Information

Wikipedia Definition
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Materials_engineering

MIT Library's list of Professional Associations related to materials science
http://libraries.mit.edu/guides/subjects/materials/organizations.html

Job Postings

http://careercenter.asminternational.org/search/browse/

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Neuroscience

Neuroscience is a mathematical and computational research tool for studying the brain, the progression of neurological diseases, and the emerging treatments for such diseases.

More Information

Article from Neurology on emerging careers.
http://www.neurology.org/cgi/content/full/70/22/e89

UniXL provides students, general public and businesses with high quality and relevant education and careers related resources.
http://www.unixl.com/dir/medical_sciences/neuroscience/

Job Postings

http://www.neurocareer.com/?gclid=CIuFjKL1xJQCFRYcagodZhOFyA

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Nuclear Energy

Nuclear energy is any nuclear technology designed to extract usable energy from atomic nuclei via controlled nuclear reactions. Today, more than 15% of the world's electricity comes from nuclear power, over 150 nuclear-powered naval vessels have been built, and a few radioisotope rockets have been produced.

More Information

The American Nuclear Society is a not-for-profit, international, scientific and educational organization. The core purpose of ANS is to promote the awareness and understanding of the application of nuclear science and technology.
http://www.ans.org/pi/edu/students/careers/

Nuclear Energy Institute is the policy organization for the nuclear technologies industry.
http://www.nei.org/

Job Postings

http://nuclearstreet.com/jobs/

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Offshoring/ Outsourcing

Offshoring describes the relocation of business processes from one country to another. Outsourcing is subcontracting a process, such as product design or manufacturing, to a third-party company. The decision to offshore/outsource is often made in the interest of lowering firm costs, redirecting or conserving energy directed at the competencies of a particular business, or to make more efficient use of land, labor, capital, (information)technology and resources.

More Information

US News and World Report, "Ahead of the Curve" Article
http://www.usnews.com/articles/business/best-careers/2007/12/19/ahead-of-the-curve-offshoring-manager.html

Wikipedia Definition
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offshoring

Wikipedia Definition
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outsourcing

Job Postings

http://www.juju.com/keyword/outsourcing-manager

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Patient Advocate

Patient advocacy refers to speaking on behalf of a patient in order to protect their rights and help them obtain needed information and services. The role of patient advocate is frequently assumed by nurses, social workers, and other healthcare providers. Some hospitals, health insurance companies, and other healthcare organizations employ people specifically to assume this role.

More Information

US News and World Report, "Ahead of the Curve" Article
http://www.usnews.com/articles/business/best-careers/2007/12/19/ahead-of-the-curve-patient-advocate.html

The patient Advocate Foundation is involved in initiatives that provide avenues of access to insurance funding for evolving cancer therapies and therapeutic agents and devices deemed medically efficacious by the medical and scientific communities through legislative reform.
http://www.patientadvocate.org/

Job Postings

http://www.simplyhired.com/a/jobs/list/t-Manager,+Patient+Advocacy

http://www.juju.com/keyword/director-of-patient-advocacy

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Personal Chef

Personal Chefs, once the domain of celebrities and presidents, personal chefs are now offering their services to anyone interested in letting someone else cook dinner. Nationwide trends toward saving time in food shopping and preparation, as well as a growing desire to "cocoon"--have led to the development of a career for chefs who don't want to work in restaurants. And it's one of today's fastest growing culinary careers.

More Information

We represent personal and private chefs-giving them a professional posture that allows this growing industry to sustain and flourish.

http://www.personalchef.com/

Job Postings

http://www.uspca.com/membership/certification.html

http://starchefsjobfinder.com/

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Simulation Developers

Computer simulation uses computer programs, or networks of computers, that attempt to simulate an abstract model of a particular system. Computer simulations have become a useful part of mathematical modeling of many natural systems in physics (computational physics), chemistry and biology, human systems in economics, psychology, and social science and in the process of engineering new technology, to gain insight into the operation of those systems, or to observe their behavior.

More Information

US News and World Report, "Ahead of the Curve" Article
http://www.usnews.com/articles/business/best-careers/2007/12/19/ahead-of-the-curve-simulation-developer.html

Job Postings

http://www.jobster.com/find/US/jobs/for/Simulation+developer

http://www.juju.com/keyword/simulation-developer

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Sub-orbital Space Flight

Sub-orbital space flight is a new and exciting field. With the emergence of the design and successful flight of SpaceShipOne built by Scaled Composites, the emergence of a new industry focused that makes Sub-orbital space flights for people possible.

More Information

Space Cruise News
http://www.spacecruisenews.com/

Space Lifestyle Magazine
http://www.spacelifestylemagazine.com/

Job Postings

http://www.virgingalactic.com/flash.html?language=english

http://www.spacejobs.com/

http://www.spacejobs.org/jobs/

http://www.space-careers.com/

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Wellness Coach

Fitness trainers have been popular for more than a decade, but more and more people now also want support in their efforts to eat less, stop smoking or drinking, and reduce stress. These people are starting to seek out wellness coaches. Wellness coaches are being hired not only by individuals but by employers and health insurers as a likely cost-beneficial perk for their employees.

More Information

US News and World Report, "Ahead of the Curve" Article
http://www.usnews.com/articles/business/best-careers/2007/12/19/ahead-of-the-curve-wellness-coach.html

Job Postings

http://www.exercisecareers.com/index.cfm?Page=wellnesscoachcareers

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