Hot career track for 2011: meeting planning

Yep, the US News and World Report made it official when it included meeting planning among its list of hot jobs for 2011.

The meeting planning section admits that the job entails a lot of stress and physical and mental work, it also says, "Employment of meeting and convention planners, who hold 56,600 jobs nationwide in 2008, is expected to grow faster than the average for all professions over the next decade or so. The Labor Department projects that the number of meeting planner jobs will jump 16 percent, thanks to the growing importance of meetings to increasingly global companies."

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