Top Careers For The Next Decade
If you are considering a career change, The Bureau of Labor Statistics just released employment projections for the 10 year period 2006-2016. This report may help you decide where and where not to devote your job search efforts.
The report projects the fastest growing occupations over the next 10 years. They estimate service-providing sector jobs will see the largest growth employing 75% of all workers in 2016.
Network systems and Data Communications Analysts top the list with Personal and Home Care Aides, Home Health Aides, Computer Software Application Engineers, and Veterinary Technicians rounding out the top five fastest growing occupations. The report also bodes well for those in financial and employment services; medical care, as well as printing, and motor vehicle parts manufacturing.
Not surprisingly they cite aging and retiring baby boomers as a big influence on the growth and decline of certain professions. This is for two reasons, first being that they will be retiring and leaving vacancies; second as they age there will be a greater demand for services such as home health care.
Topping the list of professions expected to see the largest employment decline are stock clerk and order fillers. I wonder what this means for retail businesses? Other notable professions in the list of the top 30 declining professions are Farmers & Ranchers, Sewing Machine Operators, and the profession that couldn’t decline fast enough Telemarketers.