Ambulatory health care services
Employment in the sector continues to boom -- more than 77,000 jobs were created so far this year in ambulatory health care services, or all medical services that don't require a hospital visit or overnight stay. The field now numbers than 6 million, a 20% spike since 2006.
Contrast that with hospitals, where job creation has remained relatively flat during 2011. Health care experts point to an increase in technology that's led to more procedures and treatments without a hospital visit or overnight stay.
More than 50,000 jobs in accounting and bookkeeping have been created since January, and the trend is expected to continue. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts more than 200,000 new accounting jobs by 2018. An increase in the number of businesses hiring accountants, coupled with more regulations and amped-up accountability standards, has led to more positions. Those with global knowledge and a willingness to move and travel should especially benefit.