Fastest Growing Jobs For the 21st Century - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Fastest Growing Jobs For the 21st Century

According to recent U.S. Department of Labor occupational projections, the following 25 occupations should experience the fastest growth during the first decade of the 21st century:

TYPE OF JOB

NEW JOBS BY 2010

CHANGE %

YOU'LL NEED

1. Databased administrators, computer support specialists, and all other computer scientists

249,000

118

Bachelor's degree

2. Computer engineers

235,000

109

Bachelor's degree

3. Systems analysts

520,000

103

Bachelor's degree

4. Personal and home care aides

171,000

85

Short-term on-the-job training

5. Physical and corrective therapy assistants/aides

66,000

79

Moderate-term on-the-job training

6. Home health aides

378,000

76

Short-term on-the-job training

7. Medical assistants

166,000

74

Moderate-term on-the-job training

8. Desktop publishing specialist

22,000

74

Long-term on-the-job training

9. Physical therapists

81,000

71

Bachelor's degree

10. Occupational therapy assistants and aides

11,000

69

Moderate-term on-the-job training

11. Teachers, special education

241,000

59

Bachelor's degree

12. Human services workers

98,000

55

Moderate-term on-the-job training

13. Data processing equipment repairers

42,000

52

Postsecondary vocational training

14. Medical records technicians

44,000

51

Associate's degree

15. Speech-language pathologists and audiologists

44,000

51

Master's degree

16. Dental hygienists

64,000

48

Associate's degree

17. Amusement and recreation attendants

138,000

48

Short-term on-the-job training

18. Physician assistants

30,000

47

Bachelor's degree

19. Respiratory therapists

37,000

40

Associate's degree

20. Adjustment clerks

183,000

46

Short-term on-the-job training

21. Engineering, science, and computer systems managers

155,000

45

Work experience plus bachelor's and/or higher degree

22. Emergency medical technicians

67,000

45

Postsecondary vocational training

23. Manicurists

19,000

45

Postsecondary vocational training

24. Bill & account collectors

112,000

42

Short-term on-the-job training

25. Residential counselors

74,000

41

Bachelor's degree


Source: U.S. Department of Labor

Powered by Frankly