With over 19,000 cities in the United States, Florida has placed itself in the rankings by having seven of its cities listed among the top 100 cities for employment. According to Forbes.com, Jacksonville, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota, Tampa, West Palm Beach, and Miami are amongst the best cities for jobs. Areas such as Human Services, IT and Healthcare are yet thriving in these cities with demand expected to continue to grow through the year 2017.
Human services offer a vast employment arena. Both private and public sectors require the assistance of those trained in this area to provide knowledge and guidance in locating and obtaining such things as local benefits as well as community services to meet the needs of an entity or individual. Well known titles include Social Worker, Caseworker, Human Services Program Specialist, Outreach Specialist, and Addictions Counselor.
Information technology (IT) is the area of engineering directly involved with telecommunications and computers for various needs and demands of information. Those working within the IT world are known as information technology managers (IT Manager), IT directors, data processing managers, information systems managers, computing services directors, management information systems directors, and information systems supervisors. The annual median income for IT specialists comes in at the top of the list of best paying jobs at around $100, 00 a year.
In the area of healthcare, positions such as registered nurses, nurse’s aides, orderlies, and home health aides provide a growing array of job opportunities for those with the necessary education, desire to help others and training.
Registered nurses (RN’s), with an annual median salary of over $62,000, also carry titles such as Staff Registered Nurse, Charge Nurse, Operating Room RN, Relief Charge Nurse, Cardiac Care Unit Nurse, Critical Care RN and Coronary Care Unit Nurse.
Nurse’s aides work under the direct supervision of a registered nurse and provide basic patient care with duties including bathing, feeding, grooming, and mobility of patients. Other job titles include Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Certified Nursing Aide (CNA), Patient Care Assistant (PCA), Patient Care Technician (PCT), Attendant, and Hospital Assistant. These individuals have an annual median pay of just over $11.00 an hour.
Home health aides are very similar in job duties as those of the nurse’s aide. Instead of doctor offices and hospitals, home health aides provide a more private and personal services to individuals that still live at home, but are still in need of medical assistant. Their median salary is almost $24,000 annually.
Outside of these prominent areas, other jobs in high demand within these top Florida cities include the areas of retails sales (supervisors, managers, sales agents, stock clerks, order fillers, cashiers, and loss prevention specialists), wait staff (waiters and waitresses, bartenders, food servers, hosts and hostesses, maids and housekeepers, cooks, and food preparation workers), customer service representatives, general office clerks (administrative assistants, office managers, receptionists, secretaries, office assistants, and court clerks), bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, elementary school teachers, and security guards.
Those working within the retail sales job market can expect an annual median salary of about $35,000. Waiters, waitresses, bartenders, and those with similar job titles and duties bring home about $8.00 an hour plus tips. Office clerks, depending upon the level of responsibilities, can expect an annual median income of $25, 320.
The area of bookkeeping, accounting and auditing is yet another job market with various job titles and duties, dependent upon education and level of experience. Accounting clerks, bookkeepers, accounting assistants, auditors, assurance managers, internal audit directors, financial auditors, and accounting associates need specified education and experience due to the level of detail and accuracy required. Their annual median salary range is between $32,500 and $59,400.
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http://www.forbes.com/2007/02/15/best-cities-jobs-leadership-careers_cx_hc_0216cityjobs_table.html – Forbes.com on Florida jobs
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