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It's enough to make your head spin these days. Boomers, Generation X, and young adults in their early 20's staring at a job market - more often than not - like a deer in headlights...a job market giving pause to many - like no job market in recent history has.

So why are we at TrustedMessenger so excited? Why so upbeat, buoyant and optimistic?

Because we know opportunity when we see it and the career picture and job growth is bright indeed...if you know where to look and how to get there.

Now more than anytime in recent memory, choosing a smart career path is more important than ever. Our intention is to help you along that career path. And we'll be doing it on a consistent basis, with your best career development and opportunity in mind.

Planning a career change? Many older adults are. As old industries with outdated skill sets become less relevant, TrustedMessenger stays on top of major career trends so you can fine-tune your career path, optimizing opportunities for good jobs and higher paying career and salaries.

Whether you're just jumping-in or have been spinning around on the career merry-go-round not knowing when or where to jump-off, TrustedMessenger has great news for you. There are jobs and a healthy assortment of career tracks to focus-on...something for almost every job seeker looking to develop skill-sets for increased career security and a brighter future.

While there are scores of leading categories for job seekers to think about, we'll help you move in the direction that makes the most sense. While your dream job may not be listed below, the Top Ten Careers in 2010 are:

  1. Actuary
  2. Software Engineer
  3. Computer Systems Analyst
  4. Biologist
  5. Historian
  1. Mathematician
  2. Paralegal Assistant
  3. Statistician
  4. Accountant
  5. Dental Hygienist

And salaries for all but a few, skew higher than general sector averages. Software engineers and engineers from most disciplines rank among the highest.

Salaries for mechanical, electrical, and general engineering annualize at $63,000, $72,000 and $74,000 respectively. Enviable incomes for job seekers and do-able, if you're willing "to do" what it takes to get there.

In fact, if you've got the necessary education and skill-sets and take the necessary steps - i.e. pursuing an advanced degree - practically any job associated with technical or scientific demands and disciplines is within reach. These jobs and others in parallel industries will reward job-seekers with higher salaries and better job-security into the next decade and beyond.

Other technical jobs and related salaries include:

  • Program Analyst -- $64,000
  • Information Technology Specialist -- $65,000
  • Project Manager -- $75,000
  • Software Engineer -- $75,000
  • Java Developer -- $78,000

Looking for top medical careers? Spend a few moments with TrustedMessenger and we'll lead you to the path of least resistance, demonstrating what you may need to land that RN, LVN or advanced nursing degree. Nursing jobs are in big demand and as the population ages, the demand will get bigger. Not only is nursing a great career track that fills an important societal function, it's a career track that pays. Average annual income across the U.S. vary from $43,000 to $63,000...with the upper 10% of nurses commanding salaries at or near $75,000. The east and west coasts and major metro areas in the nation's heartland hold the highest salaries.

So how do you get there from here? Whether it's nursing, engineering, software design, paralegal, culinary arts, criminal justice or any of the scores of top-careers we feature...the best way...the fastest education. Hundreds of thousands of adults are going back to school, earning an advanced degree and doing it on a schedule that fits their busy life styles.

TrustedMessenger is committed to keeping career-seekers on the leading-edge of academic information and analysis - with updates on the best schools and best programs; all aimed at securing better careers and brighter futures for young and middle-aged working adults.

And because career and college - jobs and training - fit like a hand in glove, we're equally committed to keeping many attending college - online or place-based institutions, on the leading edge of where the jobs are and where the jobs will be. No we're not an employment agency - but we'll be able to help you stay one giant step ahead of the competition. With more young and middle-aged folks stepping into or up-on the career ladder, you'll need every advantage you can find.

OK, so we're committed. So what? Exactly how, you ask, do we deliver on both promises? Well for one, you're invited to visit as often as you'd like, checking-in to see what's up in careers, what's relevant, what might become relevant and where industries are headed. Basically, a primer on what's hot and how you can best prepare for the job-sizzle that lies ahead. For those otherwise good but "less- connected types" who may need a little reminder, we've set up outbound emails that reach out to gently remind you and fill you in on what's going on. We're active and pro-active both, insuring you'll never be left behind. Oh yeah, one more pretty big thing we need to mention. It's our College and Career Resource Guide. No, not some big, heavy outdated tree-based-tome the size of War and Peace. Nope, The Guide is our digital on-line user interface - our way of providing timely information when information really more than ever before.

But don't let us spoil all the fun. We'll leave getting there from here, your responsibility. It's easy and with just a few clicks of the mouse, you'll start finding answers to your college and career questions. Take the first step to improve your prospects in your current career -- or get the information you need on an exciting new career.