A new report by the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) says health care, education, energy and environment, and information technology will be the hottest job areas from now to 2016.

The report defines “hot jobs” as jobs paying above average wages (above the 2006 median wage of $32,000) and having above average growth (more than 10 percent), according to Bureau of Labor Statistics’ projections through 2016.

Read the full report from the DLC, a non-profit think tank.

Many of the jobs will require an associate’s or bachelor’s degree, but some of these job areas can be entered with vocational training or a non-credit certificate program.

UT Professional & Personal Development offers certificate programs in areas such as health care and telecommunications as well as new energy courses.

Darrin Devault, UT Professional & Personal Development

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