It must be Opposite Day, because “feature writing for the web” has made a list of top careers. Fifth out of fourteen, in fact.
UC San Diego Extension also listed geriatric health care, clinical trials design and management, and marine conservation as fields to look into.
Joe Grimm at Poynter noticed the report and wisely noted that the “study does not address issues such as pay, numbers of jobs available and the like…but I nonetheless found it refreshing to see journalism show up on the list.”
So what does qualify a job as “hot” if not pay or availability? The study was based on “enrollment figures, national employment statistics and interviews with San Diego business executives,” the report says. Not quite as exciting as a working business model for online, is it?