by Melissa Brunner
With high school seniors counting down the days to graduation, an article on Yahoo! today might help them out in determining future plans. It ran down a list of five currently hot careers - fields that are hiring right now. Medical assistant, paralegal, accountant and computer software developer all are on the list. The fifth career listed I'm not so sure is exactly hot in this area right now - public relations specialist. I know some folks who've had a tough time finding openings in that field around here. However, the article does specify that those savvy in social media might have an advantage.
If you're interested in the rationale behind the list, you can check out the complete article, complete with resources for getting started, here: http://education.yahoo.net/articles/hot_careers_hiring_now.htm?kid=1LE88
If you're looking for inspiration, Yahoo! delivered that today, too! They posted what they considered three of the best celebrity commencement speeches ever. You can hear the wisdom of Ellen DeGeneres, Conan O'Brien and Steve Jobs here: http://tv.yahoo.com/news/best-graduation-speeches--ellen-degeneres--conan-o-brien--steve-jobs.html
Congrats, grads! As my high school chemistry and physics teacher (who didn't believe in luck) would say, "I wish you all a high probability of success."