According to the report, the U.S. government’s announced bailout plans to help revive the financial industry and the general consensus among companies and consumers that the economy is at or near a recessionary period gave the ranking a new look. Four other new professions were added to the Top 25 rankings in October: Medical Administrative Services made it in at Number 18, IT Security ranked 20th, Higher Education (Faculty) stole the Number 22 spot, and Product Management made it to Number 23.
Meanwhile, Database Administration, Advertising (Online and Offline), Testing/Quality Assurance, Business Analysis (Research), and Business Analysis (Software Implementation) fell out of the Top 25, according to the report.
Technology Executive moved up eight spots to Number 16 in October, and Counseling/Social Work jumped seven spots to Number 4. Moving down were Mechanical Engineering (down five spots to Number 9) and Electrical Engineering (down four spots to Number 14).
The Top 10 Regions and Best Bets for Job Seekers in those Regions, according to Jobfox, are:
- Atlanta Representative/Business Development, Nursing.
- Boston Administrative Services, Higher Education (Faculty).
- Chicago Account/Customer Support, Marketing Executive.
- Dallas Representative/Business Development, Logistics and Distribution, Accounting Staff.
- Washington , D.C. , Region: Accounting Staff, Intel, Software Design/Development, Networking/System Administration, Sales Executive.
- Houston Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Receptionist.
- Los Angeles Services, Mechanical Engineering, Sales Representative/Business Development.
- New York Retail Banking, Claims, Market Research.
- Seattle Personnel, Retail Banking, Restaurant Management (Front of House).
- Silicon Valley Auditing, Recruiting/Staffing.
The rankings of professions included in the report reflect the most wanted U.S. professions during a 120-day period ending October 28, 2008. The rankings are based on employer job postings that were initiated and remain open over the 120-day period.
The Jobfox report is here .