Arkansas Job Outlook: Overview of Hot Careers in Arkansas (AR)

Job-hunting in Arkansas? Arkansas offers many opportunities for today's job seeker, and a number of new fields are expanding like never before.

Careers in the Health Care Field

Health care is one of the hottest fields everywhere these days, and Arkansas is no exception. Health care workers are in short supply, and some of the jobs in greatest demand are:

  • Medical assistant
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physical therapist
  • Physician assistant
  • Medical records and health information technician
  • Dental hygienist
  • Personal and home care aide
  • Home health aide
  • Respiratory therapist
  • Cardiovascular technologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Psychiatric aide
  • Audiologist

Each of these careers ranks in the top 50 for projected growth through the year 2012, according to America's Career InfoNet (

Careers in the Information Technology (IT) Field

Information technology (IT) is also an expanding field in Arkansas. Hot IT jobs include:

  • Network systems and data communications analyst
  • Computer software engineer
  • Network and computer systems administrator
  • Computer and information systems manager
  • Computer systems analyst

Careers in the Personal Services Field

As the economy continues to improve, Arkansas residents have more leisure time and income with which to pursue self-improvement projects. This has led to growth in the field of personal services, and increased job openings in such occupations as:

  • Athletic trainer
  • Self-enrichment education teacher (this is a teacher of non-academic, non-vocational courses, the kind of classes you take for fun such as classes in online dating or watercolor painting)
  • Fitness trainer
  • Aerobics instructor

Other Rapidly Expanding Career Fields

A few more hot jobs are that of aircraft mechanic, construction and building inspector, technical writer, sales manager, public relations specialist, and food preparation worker and server. These jobs, and many more, are waiting for you if you are seeking Arkansas employment.

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