Guiding your students to fastest growing jobsMay 6, 2011 at 10:26 am | Posted in Job market | 1 Comment
Tags: labor statistics, new jobs, unemployment
CNNMoney reports a pickup of 216,000 jobs in March. The unemployment rate dropped to 8.8%, an entire percentage point lower than it was four months ago. Your students may want to know what are the hottest job growth areas, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Top 10 Fastest Growing Jobs with Bachelor’s Degree
1. Biomedical Engineers: Biomedical engineers design, develop and evaluate devices, for example artificial organs, prostheses and instrumentation, and procedures, such as medical information systems and health management and care delivery systems.
2. Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts: Network systems and data communications analysts design and evaluate network systems, for example, local area networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs), and Internet systems.
3. Financial Examiners: Financial examiners ensure that banks and financial institutions comply with the laws and regulations that govern them. They also make certain financial and real estate transactions are in compliance with laws and regulations.
4. Athletic Trainers: Athletic trainers treat injured athletes and other individuals. They also teach people how to prevent injuries. Employment of athletic trainers is projected to grow by 37% through 2018.
5. Computer Applications Software Engineers: Computer applications software engineers use different programming languages to design, construct and maintain software and specialized utility programs. They analyze users’ needs in order to do this.
6. Environmental Engineers: Environmental engineers use engineering principles to solve environmental problems such as pollution. Employment of environmental engineers is projected to grow by 31% through 2018.
7. Computer Systems Software Engineers: Computer systems software engineers build and maintain companies’ computer systems and plan their future growth. We can expect to see a 30% increase in the employment in this field through 2018.
8. Survey Researchers: Survey researchers design or conduct surveys about people and their opinions. Employment in this field is expected to increase by 30% through 2018.
9. Personal Financial Advisors: Personal financial advisors help people make investment decisions. There is expected to be a 30% increase in employment in this field through 2018.
10. Market Research Analysts: Market research analysts conduct research and analyze data in order to help companies determine what products and services to sell, how much to charge for them and where and how to sell them.
Top 10 Fastest Growing Jobs with Post-Secondary Training or Associate’s Degree
1. Skin Care Specialists: Skin care specialists treat their clients’ skin by giving facials, full body treatments and head and neck massages.
2. Dental Hygienists: Dental hygienists provide preventative dental care and teach patients how to maintain good oral health.
3. Veterinary Technologists and Technicians: Veterinary technologists and technicians assist veterinarians by conducting clinical and laboratory procedures in private clinics and animal hospitals.
4. Physical Therapist Assistants: Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) perform a variety of tasks under the direction and supervision of physical therapists. These tasks include helping patients perform exercises, giving massages and administering electric stimulation.
7. Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors: Fitness trainers lead, motivate and instruct people in exercise activities. There is expected to be a 29% increase in the employment of fitness trainers through 2018.
8. Environmental Science and Protection Technicians: Environmental science and protection technicians, working under the direction of environmental scientists, monitor the environment and investigate sources of pollution by performing laboratory and field tests.
9. Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers: Heating, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics and installers, commonly called HVAC technicians, install, maintain and repair heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.
10. Paralegals and Legal Assistants: Paralegals, sometimes called legal assistants, help lawyers with a variety of tasks, including preparing for trials, hearings and closings, doing research, and drafting legal documents.