Bobby Broyles and Brett Tignor
It’s that time of year for may VCU students. Some of these students are going to have to come over big obstacles. Some of these obstacles include finishing final exams or fulfilling graduation requirements. However, for some graduating students, landing that first job is one obstacle that continues to linger in their minds.
“Well, I have applied for some jobs and I’m in an internship right now that will hopefully turn into a job,” said VCU Senior Andrew Millon. “I’ve sent a bunch of resumes out and some applications, portfolios and have got nothing back so far. It’s definitely one of the top things on my mind trying to a job, especially a good one.”
Right now, there are some jobs in greater demand than others. Jobfox.com just released a PDF with the latest in demand jobs. The number one job in hot demand right now is software design and development. This job pays between $95,000 and $105,000 per year. Nursing was the second hottest job. Registered Nurses (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) are in great demand as well. Staring nurses get paid between $35,000 and $45,000 per year. The third hottest job is Account or Finance Executive. The job pays between $65,000 and $75,000 per year.
VCU nursing student, Kelly Donahoe knew nursing was a hot job and that is one of the reasons why she chose nursing as a major.
“I knew it was a high demand job and that is one of the main reasons why I choose it,” said Donahoe. “Since I’m paying for my own school, I need a steady job once I get out so I could start paying back my loans.”
VCU offers several opportunities to help students find and make them aware of jobs they might be interested in. One place to look is the University Career Center located in the Student Common’s at VCU. The career representative would be more than happy to sit down with you and discuss possibly job opportunities.
These representatives are too aware of these so-called hot jobs and say that students could not be discouraged if their profession is not in hot demand.
“Students should not be discouraged and visiting your career center is certainly a big step in helping you how you can apply your skills. There are certainly many careers that have many opportunities,” said Associate Director of the Career Center Alicia Aroche.
The career representatives know that just because you are majoring in one particular field, individuals have a range of skills. These skills individuals have could also be used in another job that could pay the bills or be used in a job that you have never though of. They also discourage picking a job just because it pays a lot of money.
To view the video package on Hot Jobs, click here.