The top 5 hottest careers for 2009 consists of helping others, writing, offering safe medical machinery, going green and playing middle-man (or woman). Here are the best jobs for 2009.
Audiologist – If you wish to help children that have been fitted with hearing devices or anyone with hearing difficulties perhaps being a audiologist is for you. Here you can guide a child to become accustomed to their new hearing aid, which means that you would help them sound out words. You would also observe and evaluate what is needed to conclude what the hearing problem may be contributed from.
Another great feature of this job would be that you offer a little insight to the hearing impaired or those with hearing difficulties. You offer encouragement, you offer direction, you offer an ear, it’s all about helping others for the sake of sound. A audiologist makes up to $81,000 a year (hired at eight years experience). The beginning amount ranges from $57,000.
Ghost Writer – The experience needed to become a ghost writer would be knowledge on interviews, a good writing style with a no-nonsense form of writing. You must also have a wide range of dictionary terms that reaches college level. These are the tools that will push you forward towards bigger and better ghost writing projects.
Who could you ghost write for? From politician speeches to ghost writing and autobiography, ghost writing does not restrict itself to a one way road. The only downfall of ghost writing would be that you are not the “owner” of direction and you would be writing what another person wishes you to write instead of incorporating your own decisions.
Flat fees of ghost writing vary, but remember that you have to make the project worthy. For instance a book deal as you as the ghost writer can be contracted at the flat fee of $40,000 instead of debating over small dividends of royalties and such. For writers being a ghost writer is one of the best careers for 2009.
Biomedical Equipment Technician – Here a person would install, train and perform maintenance on the important machinery that keeps others alive. Some of these machines include the EKG, PET/CT scanners and robotic radio-surgery units. The only downside to this job would be if a machine stopped working in the middle of an operation, you better get ready, everything comes second seat. It’s show time!
Being a Biomedical Equipment Technician is an intelligent job that works best with skill, speed and technical knowledge. The pay differs depending upon experience. The main rate of pay is $49,000 and up. The highest are usually paid $64,400, but if you are really lucky, it even gets higher than that. Say you hold the appropriate specialty certification and you are employed by an equipment manager, you could make up to $90,000. That’s a hot looking salary!
Landscape Architect – If you like a green thumb and know how to design a landscape then this job is for you! It’s so hot that everyone seems to want to be a Landscape Architect these days. Why? Because going green is in and most people these days would love to do something great for the environment and make a living doing so.
To be a Landscape Architect you would need to know the latest tricks and formats such as “green roofs” which is when plants are set in a layer of compost over a moisture-proof barrier. But it’s more than just knowing a couple of definitions and designs, you have to know how to communicate with others since you would have to meet with developers, project architects, civil engineers, hydrologists, government regulators and even the administrator of the location you are to work with.
The salary varies between $53,000 up to $77,000 and offer flexible hours as long as the project is complete by a dead-line date, if one has been established. The hottest careers for 2009 couldn’t get better, or could it?
Mediator – Are you good at playing the mediator of a disagreement? If you said yes, this job may be for you! A Mediator must balance the cause so that a company does not lose more than it needs to. A Mediator deals in taking the heat off of a potentially explosive situation between employee and employer, employee to employee or other forms of middle-man operations.
Basically you can make a deal to lower the aggravation in others so that people can continue without extra chaos.
A Court Mediator also can allow their services by helping others sign a waiver that allows them to bypass a courtroom and to make a deal that both parties can agree upon. Within Court Mediation the signed waiver would hold suggestions and requests amongst both parties in settling the case.
This job is one of the hottest careers since you can make up to $112,000 a year (with experience upon hiring). The starting pay for this job ranges from $42,000. Being a Mediator is growing in popularity as one of the best jobs for 2009.
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