Careers high in demand

10 Jobs In High Demand In 2012

Interpreters and translators facilitate communication between people who speak different languages. Although some people do both, interpreting and translating are different professions: interpreters work with spoken communication, and translators work with written communication.

Entry-level education
Median Salary $45, 430*
Number of Jobs 63, 600*
Job Outlook 46% (much faster than average)*

What are most important skills for an interpreter or translator?

  • Business skills
  • Concentration
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Interpersonal skills

Do interpreters and translators need a license or certification?

There is currently no universal certification required of interpreters and translators beyond passing the required court interpreting exams offered by most states


Diagnostic medical sonographers are highly skilled professionals who specialize in creating images of the body’s organs and tissues, known as sonograms (or ultrasounds) for assessing and diagnosing various medical conditions.

$60, 350*
110, 400*

What are most important skills for a diagnostic medical sonographer?

  • Detail oriented
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Physical stamina

Do diagnostic medical sonographers need a license or certification?

Most employers prefer to hire diagnostic imaging workers with professional certification that can be earned by graduating from an accredited program and passing an exam


Occupational therapy assistants and aides help patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working. Their Work duties range from teaching the proper way for patients to move from a bed into a wheelchair to the best way to stretch their muscles. Occupational therapy assistants also may work with people with learning disabilities to teach them skills that allow them to be more independent.

$48, 940*
38, 600*
41% (much faster than average)*

It's Interesting

  • Dale Jackson Career Center is part of the Lewisville Independent School District. It was started in 1985 as a technical high school where students from all the district high schools could attend one or two class periods at a time for specialized subjects. Most of the classes are technical courses that lead to high-demand careers.
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