So you've graduated: now what?

Tom Barlow

Congratulations, matriculator! No more teachers, no more books, no more dodging that most unpleasant of tasks: finding a job.

I hope you've put some thought into this during your scholastic career (unlike me, who never gave it a moment's attention) and taken courses that you'll need to get a job in one of the fields likely to be hot in the future (art history is not, alas, among them.) To that end, here are some of the jobs that the U.S. Dept. of Labor expects to be in high demand in the near future:

Education and health services -- With we boomers growing old and cranky, the health field will continue to boom. As we retire from teaching, lots of jobs will open up in schools, too. 3 out of every 10 new jobs will be in these fields.