Friday, January 25, 2008

2008: The Year of Quant? recently published an article on the outlook of careers in 2008. With some interesting predictions, we encourage you to take a look!

Hiring Outlook 2008
By JOHN ROSSHEIM, Monster Senior Contributing Writer

You want a New Year's prediction for the US labor market? Here you go: 2008 will be the year of the quant.

By quant, we mean not just quantitative analysts, those brainiacs of finance who drive many a hedge fund's oversized returns -- and occasionally help set off market crises like the recent mortgage-backed securities meltdown.

No, for 2008, we have the entire range of creative workers who excel in the logical and mathematical in mind, for they are in intense and increasing demand in fields like systems design, electronic engineering, accounting and, yes, finance.

Read on to see how your corner of the economy will fare in the new year.