Colorado job outlook improving

By: AP/ Email
By: AP/ Email

(AP) - The Federal Reserve says Colorado's economy is going to continue to expand.

According to, several business leaders in the state say they will continue hiring, even after strong job growth in November and December, and a slow down in construction.

But even as people find work, they're willing to work for less money because they've been out of work for so long.

Experts say the more education you have, the more likely it is that you'll find a job. Finance, engineering, accounting and IT skills will greatly improve your chance of finding a job as well.

The hospitality and health care industries continue to hire. In fact, those two fields saw the biggest job growth in December.

According to careercast dot com, software engineer is the job with the most career satisfaction. Actuary comes in second place, and mathematician is third. The highest paid job is surgeon, which paid an average $365,000. The lowest ranked job was a roustabout.

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