The 5 Hottest Fields Hiring the Most Non-college Graduates

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Express Employment Professionals Study Shows Where the Jobs Are

The tough economy means job opportunities for non-college graduates may be limited, but some fields are hotter than others, and good jobs can be found there.

In the seventh of a series of releases titled “America Employed,” Express Employment Professionals, the nation’s largest privately held staffing firm, released findings today that reveal the hottest fields for workers without college degrees.

The news comes two days before the next unemployment numbers are to be released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In a survey of 264 Express franchises across the nation, industrial work tops the list of fields hiring non-college graduates. Office services, sales and marketing, health care, and home help round out the top five.

“Step one in getting hired is to look at what’s hot, not cold,” said Bob Funk, CEO of Express Employment Professionals and a former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. “Our survey shows which fields are hot — and that’s where to start your job hunt.”

“The tough economy means job opportunities for non-college graduates may be limited, but some fields are hotter than others, and good jobs can be found there,” Funk said.

Respondents were asked to name the “five hottest fields hiring the most non-college graduates.” Ninety percent included industrial in their response; 84 percent said office services; 62 percent said sales and marketing; 42 percent said health care; and 37 percent said home help.

The full results were as follows:

1)    Industrial, 90%
2)    Office Services, 84%
3)    Sales, Marketing, 62%
4)    Health Care, 42%
5)    Home Help, 37%
6)    Engineering, Manufacturing, 32%
7)    Technical, 29%
8)    Accounting, Financial, 23%
9)    Information Technology, 23%
10)    Licensed Medical, 11%
11)    Human Resources, 8%
12)    Express Business Solutions, 4%
13)    Professional, 4%

If you would like to arrange for an interview with Bob Funk, please contact Sherry Kast at (405) 717-5966.

About Robert A. “Bob” Funk

Robert A. “Bob” Funk is chairman, chief executive officer and president of Express Employment Professionals. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the international staffing company has more than 600 franchises in the U.S., Canada and South Africa. Under his leadership, Express has put more than five million people to work worldwide. Funk served as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and was also the Chairman of the Conference of Chairmen of the Federal Reserve.

About Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals puts people to work. It generated more than $2.3 billion in temporary sales in 2012 and ranks as the largest privately held staffing agency in the United States. Its goal this year is to put more than a million people to work.

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