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    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.

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    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.

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    He means jobs that pay.

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    Hookers.

    Lapdancers.

    Good pay and great for getting fit and meeting folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninjahedge View Post
    He means jobs that pay.
    Why was "journalist" included in the mix, then?

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    Because Journalist has glam.

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

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    Uh, sorry- it would actually never have struck me that journalism is glamorous. You learn something new every day.

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    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.
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    IN nyc right now HR reps that evaluate who to fire our in demand

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    Starbucks always needs people

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    ^^^ Not as much as they're closing 600 stores.

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    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?

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    I want to be a personal assistant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe25 View Post
    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.

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    Corporate librarians make a good living. Public librarians not so much.

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