The Hot List – Bright Outlook Careers

Five Bright Outlook Careers You Can Find On JobInventory!

Are you thinking about starting a new career? Trying to decide on your college major? Well how about considering a career path with a particularly “Bright Outlook”? Our friends over at O*NET (the Occupational Information Network), have combed through reams of employment data, and made their results available to the public. In this report, O*Net, the nations primary source of occupational information, has defined Bright Outlook Careers as specific job sectors where they can confidently predict significantly rapid growth over the next several years. This growth will then create an especially large number of new job openings. More specifically, every Bright Outlook occupation matches at least one of the following criteria:

  • Projected to grow much faster than average with an employment increase of 22% or more. (from 2012-2022)
  • Projected to have 100,000 or more job openings. (from 2012-2022)
  •  A New & Emerging occupation in a high growth industry

The primary source for O*Net data is the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012-2022 employment projections.

O*NetOnline Bright Outlook Career

So, with this in mind we decided that todays Hot List  would feature five great career choices, all with a particularly bright future. Better yet each of these occupations has thousands of job opportunities available today on JobInventory!


  1. Accountant  (O*NET Report)
    Analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, liabilities, taxes, or other financial activities within an organization.
  2. Nurse Practitioner (O*NET Report)
    Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests. May prescribe medication. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.
  3. Civil Engineer (O*NET Report)
    Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures and facilities.
  4. Auditor (O*NET Report)
    Examine and analyze accounting records to determine financial the status of an establishment, as well as prepare financial reports concerning operating procedures.
  5. Machinist (O*NET Report)
    Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments.



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