(Fortune) -- Friends, let's not sugarcoat it: This is an exceptionally lousy time to be looking for a job. We've all heard by now (repeatedly) that about 2 million of them vanished in 2008, more than 250,000 in the financial sector alone, and that hiring at most companies has slowed to a crawl or stopped altogether.
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According to yahoo.com, there are eight industries that will show the most growth in 2009:
1. Industry: Home Health Care Services
Occupations: Registered nurses, health aids, nursing and physical therapists.
Where the jobs are: Private agencies, residential care facilities, family services, private households.
2. Industry: Software Publishers
Occupations: Developers, system administrators, project manager, analysts.
Where the jobs are: Telecommunication companies, banks, hospitals, major retailers, transportation and freight companies.
3. Industry: Management, Scientific and Technical Consulting
Occupations: Sales, marketing, financial services, software engineers, program managers.
Where the jobs are: Bio-tech firms, pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers, call centers.
4. Industry: Residential Care
Occupations: Nursing assistants, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapy assistants, private nurses.
Where the jobs are: Private hospitals, private agencies, outpatient care centers.
5. Industry: Facilities Support Services
Occupations: Property managers, building coordinators, administrative personnel.
Where the jobs are: Asset management companies, government, commercial developers, real- estate firms, hotels, universities, hospitals.
6. Industry: Employment Services
Occupations: Recruiters, human resource managers, benefits administrators.
Where the jobs are: Placement firms, professional employer organizations, major corporations, hospitals, universities.
7. Industry: Independent Artists, Writers and Performers
Occupations: Graphic design, photography, copywriting, website design, musical performers, dancers, actors.
Where the jobs are: Restaurants, night clubs, casinos, newspapers, advertising agencies, theaters, television stations, cable networks, private agents.
8. Industry: Office Administration
Occupations: Office manager, administrative assistants, paralegals, legal assistants.
Where the jobs are: Financial institutions, government, law firms, corporations, non-profit organizations.