Jobs Open: Job Candidates in Highest Demand

Even in this economy, there are some jobs that employers are desperate to fill, and can't seem to find enough candidates. These are high-paying jobs, too, starting in the $80,000-per-year range. Unfortunately, they're also the types of jobs that leave most of us smacking ourselves in the forehead and saying, "If only I'd paid more attention in math class!"

Tom Silver, senior vice president of Dice.com North America, which is "the career hub for tech insiders," says that the job openings on his site have increased 35 percent over the same time last year, with 66,672 job openings currently listed on the site. There's a lot of competition among employers for people to fill some of these positions, and those candidates who are qualified will find themselves in the driver's seat when it comes to negotiating salaries and benefits.