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.

About allan

Allan Fried is a New York City based Life & Career Coach specializing in working with people who want meaning in their careers. Having been an executive at a major entertainment company, COO at an early state digital media company, and owned his own business, he has powerful insights on what it takes to find and excel at work you love. He has been described by his clients as talented, Zen-like, insightful, and passionate. His client’s success can be attributed to his intuitive talent in guiding clients to uncover and reveal what is truly important to them. Allan has over 20 years experience as an executive and entrepreneur in the entertainment industry. He spent the bulk of his career at BMG as Vice-President International, where he worked on developing the careers of recording artists. In these positions he learned a lot about using one’s unique talents and gifts to pursue success. He has also been heavily involved in his community through involvement with Make-A-Wish Foundation, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Empire State Pride Agenda, Habitat for Humanity, and several other community initiatives

2 Responses to Top Careers For The Next Decade

  1. Dave Hartmann

    So after 2 years and and economic crash, is Financial adviser still a good career path?

  2. I don’t believe you can answer this question in a general way. Whether it is a “good career path” has everything to do with the person individual who is considering it. What are their talents and vision?

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