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joe25
July 22nd, 2008, 10:58 PM
Hey, I was wondering if anyone knows what jobs are in demand in a big city like NYC and such. I was thinking Systems admin, network security. Am I right? I was also thinking journalist but I'm sure that publications in NYC have enough.

Schadenfrau
July 23rd, 2008, 09:29 AM
Do you mean jobs that can't be filled as quickly as the hiring party would like? Cops, teachers, EMTs, and registered nurses. There is an over-abundance of white collar workers on all levels.

Ninjahedge
July 23rd, 2008, 10:49 AM
He means jobs that pay.

Gregory Tenenbaum
July 23rd, 2008, 11:07 AM
Hookers.

Lapdancers.

Good pay and great for getting fit and meeting folks.

Schadenfrau
July 23rd, 2008, 11:16 AM
He means jobs that pay.

Why was "journalist" included in the mix, then?

Ninjahedge
July 23rd, 2008, 02:06 PM
Because Journalist has glam.

You knew the answer already Schade, no need to get rhetorical.

Schadenfrau
July 23rd, 2008, 03:21 PM
Uh, sorry- it would actually never have struck me that journalism is glamorous. You learn something new every day.

Ninjahedge
July 23rd, 2008, 04:10 PM
You may be a bit more experienced than the individual that is asking.

My impression, when presented first with two IT choices, that Journalism might be something they would like to do but was not necessarily their strong suit.

I may be wrong.

Systems Administrators are technical well paying jobs.

Cops are paid squat for starting salary in NYC. Nurses are also in demand for similar reasons. They are both not paid what they are worth.

Neither are teachers. And guess what! They are in demand too!

Most of the jobs you have mentioned are the highest trained, lowest paid, highest demand jobs in the city.


But, as I just said, you are right, they are the highest demand jobs.

PS, note my "sad face" on the reply title bar. I was not making fun of the professions, but lamenting the fact that even though they are desired, they are not paid commensurate with the need, and therefore are still understaffed.


But whatever, until the OP responds, neither of us will know if an IT professional would like to be a Nurse.

kliq6
July 23rd, 2008, 04:53 PM
IN nyc right now HR reps that evaluate who to fire our in demand

Caspar
July 23rd, 2008, 05:23 PM
Starbucks always needs people :)

NYC4Life
July 23rd, 2008, 07:31 PM
^^^ Not as much as they're closing 600 stores.

joe25
July 23rd, 2008, 07:33 PM
Yeah like I said journalism and Systems admin because I thought it would be something I would like to study and work at, really I don't care about pay as long as it gets me through life.

As in short term job, while I plan to attend college yeah Starbucks and such, but I was referring more to long term careers.

Or work at a library, because I like reading. I don't know maybe lots of people want that job.

Edit: Also my friends keep telling me that Union jobs are harder to get. I know like Construction unions and stuff, but why are they so hard to get into?

Encideyamind
July 23rd, 2008, 08:05 PM
I want to be a personal assistant.

MrSpice
July 23rd, 2008, 08:44 PM
Hey, I was wondering if anyone knows what jobs are in demand in a big city like NYC and such. I was thinking Systems admin, network security. Am I right? I was also thinking journalist but I'm sure that publications in NYC have enough.

Certainly, Information Security, Senior Software Developer, Technical Project Manager and Network Admin jobs are very well paid and, normally, in high demand. Right now, because of the economic turmoil, many Wall Street firms either limited or froze hiring. Therefore, it may be more difficult to find this kind of job for someone who does not have much experience. But still, with 3-5 years of experience, a good engineer can make 100K+ in those kinds of fields. Journalism is a very competitive field. Most journalists make peanuts. Many others cannot find any job at all. Major newspapers are under stress and are cutting stuff. Only the top journalists (and there are very few of those) make decent living. If you want to become one, you should go to one of the top schools and even that is no guarantee of success.

On the other hand, a decent engineer or computer scientist will always make a decent living.

stache
July 23rd, 2008, 09:25 PM
Corporate librarians make a good living. Public librarians not so much.

media35
July 24th, 2008, 08:49 AM
Hey, I was wondering if anyone knows what jobs are in demand in a big city like NYC and such. I was thinking Systems admin, network security. Am I right? I was also thinking journalist but I'm sure that publications in NYC have enough.

I am in the thick of job searches right now. Two of my relatives, freshly minted college graduates are staying with me while they look for jobs in NYC. Very tough market. Both have GPA's above 3.5. Everyone is helping them look and these are the areas where we see most of the high paying jobs---starting salary for new college grad above $45,000 a year. ACCOUNTING!!! Anything IT related. Repeat anything IT related. And surprising Administrative Assistant, which in the old days I think was called secretary, the salary there is big, but most want experience. Their friends who had journalism degrees are mainly women working for the big magazine companies doing menial chores and hating it. Pay is poor also. Start searching Monster.com, careerbuilder.com, and Craigs List. You can do most of the research yourself.

joe25
July 24th, 2008, 01:16 PM
wow lots of helpful responses, thanks all.
I kind of have an Idea what I'll be facing, just hope I can prepare for it. Yes this economic downturn sucks, oh well, it will be nice story to tell grandchildren hehe.

Edit: Wish there was a way to rank sites lol, ID rank this the nicest one on the internet.

Sunnygirl
July 24th, 2008, 08:46 PM
What about positions in the insurance industry?

I have worked in property & casualty for the past 10+ years (in Florida) - and would love to connect with anyone that works in the industry or knows of any good recruiters they could refer me to.