Posted on | December 21, 2007 | No Comments
The department of labor has updated its 10-year employment projections for the period 2006-2016. This update contains few surprises worth mentioning, but of course, I will anyway. No one will be shocked to find that computer and technology-related jobs top the list. But, you might be surprised to learn that plenty of low-tech jobs will give the geeks a run for their microchips. Personal and home care aids and home care aides lead the low-tech bunch. This is no surprise to Careersthatdontsuck.com’s readers (See Opportunity Alert: The Executive’s Executive). Another not-so-surprising top job is that of “vet techs” (also old news. See Business Opportunity: Pet Products and Services).
Okay, enough spoilers! Here’s the list of the 10 fastest growing jobs in order of the percentage of growth they are expected to experience.
10 FASTEST GROWING JOBS
- Network systems and data communications analysts (53%)
- Personal and home care aides (51%)
- Home health aides (49%)
- Computer software engineers, applications (45%)
- Veterinary technologists and technicians; personal financial advisors (41%)
- Makeup artists, theatrical and performance (40%)
- Medical assistants; veterinarians (35%)
- Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors; skin care specialists; financial analysts; social and human service assistants; gaming surveillance officers and gaming investigators (34%)
- Physical therapy assistants; pharmacy technicians (32%)
- Forensic science technicians; dental hygienists; mental health counselors; Mental health and substance abuse social workers; Marriage and family therapists (30%)
Get the full list.I wouldn’t be doing my job well if I didn’t forewarn you of the jobs on the decline. So, here they are.
10 FASTEST DECLINING JOBS (Based on projected employment declines)
- Photographic processing machine operators (-50%)
- File clerks (-41%)
- Sewing machine operators; Electrical and electronic equipment (-27%)
- Computer operators (-25%)
- Order clerks (-24%)
- Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders metal and plastic (-23%)
- Bindery workers (-22%)
- Prepress technicians and workers (-21%)
- Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders (-18%)
- Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic; machine feeders and offbearers (-15%)
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
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