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Samantha Greenfield

Labor market trends


The following statistics may be of help to you if you are considering a career change or have children in high school trying to decide what to do after graduation.

United States Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted the fastest growing jobs between now and 2018, and has prepared a "Best Of" list! Also listed is an average annual salary (AAS).

Top 10 Fastest Growing Jobs with a High School Diploma:
1. Home Heath Aide - 50% growth- $20,460 AAS
2. Home Care Aides - 46% increase - $19,180 AAS
3. Physical Therapist Aides- 36% growth - $23,760 AAS
4. Dental Assistants- 36 & increase - $32,380 AAS
5. Medical Assistants- 34% growth - $28,300 AAS
6. Self Enrichment Teachers - 32% increase - $35,720 AAS
7. Compliance Officer - 31% growth - $48,890 AAS
8. Occupational Therapist Aides - 31% increase - $26,960 AAS
9. Pharmacy Technicians - $31% growth - $27,710 AAS
10. Medical Secretaries - 27% increase - $29,680 AAS

Top 10 Fastest Growing Jobs with a Bachelor's Degree:
1. Biomedical Engineers - 72% growth - $77,400 AAS
2. Network Systems and Data Communications Analyst - 53% increase - $71,100 AAS
3. Financial Examiners - 41% growth - $70,930 AAS
4. Athletic Trainers - 37% increase - $39,640 AAS
5. Computer Applications Software Engineers - 34% growth - $79,780 AAS
6. Environmental Engineers - 31% increase - $74,020 AAS
7. Computer Systems Software Engineers - 30% growth - $92,430 AAS
8. Survey Researchers - 30% growth - $ 36,220 AAS
9. Personal Financial Advisors - 30% increase - $69,050 AAS
10. Market research Analyst - 28% growth - $61,070 AAS
Sources: Career One Stop, Fastest-Growing Occupations Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011, O*Net

Top 10 Fastest Growing Healthcare Jobs:
1. Registered Nurses - Over 500,000 new jobs - $62,000 AAS
2. Geriatric Care Nurses -16% increase - $80,000 AAS
3. Registered Dietitians - 9% growth - $50,000 AAS
4. Dental Hygienists - 36% increase - $32,000 AAS
5. Veterinarians- 33% growth - $80,000 AAS
6. Radiological Technicians - 17% increase - $53,000 AAS
7. Clinical Social Workers - faster than average growth - $50,000 AAS
8. Chiropractors - 20% increase - $95,000 AAS
9. Personal Fitness Trainer - 29% growth - $30,000 AAS
10. Health Records Technicians - 20% increase - $ 30,000 AAS
Source: www.healthcarecolleges.net

Workshops for week of Feb 1-4, 2011


  • Tuesday, Feb. 1 @ 9:30 a.m. - Mastering the Electronic Job Search

  • Wednesday Feb. 2 @ 9:30 a.m. - The Mature Job Seeker

  • Thursday Feb. 3 @ 1:30 p.m. - Marketing Yourself in a Highly Competitive Job Market

Please Note: The Networking Job Club is currently on sabbatical. We will resume a job club in September.



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