What professions will rebound best in 2010?


A: The professions that will rebound are in the areas of education and health care in 2010.

The field of education is on a rebound as many individuals have returned to school, additional qualified educators are needed with the appropriate credential and many institutions are in the process of getting additional accreditation.

The field of health care is on a continued rebound as the population is aging; a new health care initiative is in the works and a shortage exist in areas of Health Care Administrator, Registered Nurse and Surgical Technologist. – Joann Adeogun, PHR, HR Consultant with Adeogun & Associates

A. For the coming new year, there are several professionals that may rebound but I think there are 2 professions that will rebound best: IT and medical. IT because we are in a state where technology continues to change rapidly and advance and medical because of the many baby boomers that are getting older thus requiring medical, nursing and home health related care. — Danese Simpkins, HR Director for Air2Web


A. Even with experts predicting a slow recovery in our economy, our industry is seeing early indicators of sales and health care professions to be most successful in 2010. — Marya Calhoun
Director, Human Asset Management and Development, Vericom Corp.

These human resources professionals are members of the Atlanta Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. If you have a question you would like to ask a panel of local experts, please e-mail it to Sharon Belhamel, vice president of public relations for SHRM-Atlanta at sbelhamel@bellsouth.net. For more information about becoming a member of SHRM-Atlanta, please visit their membership section or call 404.442.7335.

13 comments Add your comment

zemoria yancey

March 22nd, 2010
2:26 pm

Joann, i just read your article on the Best jobs for 2010. I see you have Surgical Techs as one of your recommendations. I just moved her from Denver, Co, 3 weeks ago and I am actively seeking employment with 30 years experience in Surgical Technology. If you could help me with some leads i would be truly grateful. Thanks for your time.

Boogers in your hair

March 16th, 2010
10:03 am

LOL Mike! Keep up the good work!


December 6th, 2009
12:40 pm

It must take a very human family to tolerate a sub-human like you Mike. Your co-workers @ UPS are also compassionate humans. *NEWS FLASH* Your family and your co-workers have happiness in spite of you … it is a happiness you don’t even recognize, so you can’t destroy it with your negativity.


December 6th, 2009
6:34 am

@ Mike

Hey you idiot. Just face the consequences of your actions and stop involving other people in your life. Fix what you can and accept what you can’t.

Hope you find yourself soon man. It’s people like you that’s making the world more serious than it needs to be.

GA Girl

December 5th, 2009
4:55 pm

HR Reps,

When you have advice for the over 40 year olds, please include that information in your articles. So many “experts” won’t discuss the future of the seasoned workers because they know that in the corporate environment, age does matter. Forget it if you’re over 40.


December 5th, 2009
3:28 pm

Mike, you are a troubled individual…HAVE A DRINK!


December 5th, 2009
2:50 pm

Do these 3 HR people not know the meaning of the word “rebound”?? Health care, education, IT, and sales are all doing fine. Those sectors have not seen a decline in hiring during this recession. Especially health care and for-profit educational corporations. And sales? Sure, for commission-only jobs.


December 5th, 2009
2:19 pm

I’m not sure healthcare is a rebound profession because it has never really suffered.and will continue to grow by 24% through 2016 according to the Department of Labor. As for education jobs, I would disagree – at least at the college level. The Regents are pushing increased cuts in the University System and this translates into fewer tenure-track hires and less money for hiring part-time professors. Many university job postings in Georgia have a “pending budget approval” caveat.

GA Girl

December 5th, 2009
2:03 pm

Although your points are valid, these suggestions are for younger individuals. How can individuals between the ages of 40 – 55 years old rebound? These are the real faces of the unemployed today.

Snewo DAWG

December 5th, 2009
1:58 pm

Wow, Mike. Best…comment(s)…ever.