"That there are job opportunities in higher education is not surprising, because in a terrible economy, more people go back to school," explained Peter Morici, economics professor at the University of Maryland Business School. HigherEdJobs.com currently lists more than 400 positions under the subheading "admissions and enrollment."
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Among the occupations expected to see double digit growth in the next five years are network systems/data communications analyst and network and computer systems administrator, while the IT field in general will add 1.6 million jobs by 2014, according to the Department of Labor.
Staffing at temporary employment agencies has jumped to the highest level in five years. "If demand trends remain uncertain, temp staffing to keep labor costs under control," said Howard Penney, a macro economic analyst at New Haven, Conn.-based Research Edge. Sure, it may not seem like the most lucrative or promising career, but when bills are piling up, sometimes you take what you can get. Plus, once you get a foot in the door, even as a temp, there's always the chance to make an impression and land something beyond just two days a week.