Registered Nurse Tops State's Hot Jobs List
California Employment Development Dept.
Just in time for Labor Day, the state’s Employment Development Department has released a list of what it calls “hot jobs” – jobs that are not only in demand, but pay well, too.
Monday, September 3, 2007
If you want to become a nurse, now’s a pretty good time to do so.
“There’s a critical shortage of nurses throughout the state.”
So says the department’s Sacramento region expert, David Lyons. He says his agency works with local governments and local hospitals to offer training programs.
“Sacramento’s growing faster than the state. We foresee a greater demand in our region.”
Registered nurses top the state’s list of local jobs that have the most openings – and the salary’s not bad, either. Carpenters, truck drivers and secondary school teachers are up there, too.
The state’s also listed the top local specialty jobs, like self-help teachers, agriculture inspectors and, uh, me!
“Television and radio announcers as one of our niche jobs here in the Sacramento region.”