5. Job sector: Professional and business services
If you want an "inside job," the professional and business services category is the place to be. It is a key sector of the U.S. economy. The ManpowerGroup survey finds that 18 percent of employers here have a positive view of the coming months.
Jobs in this sector include:
Market research analyst: median salary, $60,300.
Real estate appraiser: median salary, $51,030.
Source: ManpowerGroup, Bureau of Labor Statistics
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