1.1.2.G1 Occupations with the fastest growth 2008-2018 Occupations Percent change Number of new jobs (in thousand s) Wages (May 2008 median) Education/training category Biomedical engineers7211.6$ 77,400Bachelor's degree Network systems and data communications analysts 53155.871,100Bachelor's degree Home health aides50460.920,460 Short-term on-the-job training Personal and home care aides46375.819,180 Short-term on-the-job training Financial examiners4111.170,930Bachelor's degree Medical scientists, except epidemiologists4044.272,590Doctoral degree Physician assistants3929.281,230Master's degree Skin care specialists3814.728,730 Postsecondary vocational award Biochemists and biophysicists378.782,840Doctoral degree Athletic trainers376.039,640Bachelor's degree Physical therapist aides3616.723,760 Short-term on-the-job training SOURCE: BLS Occupational Employment Statistics and Division of Occupational Outlook
1.1.2.G1 Occupations with the fastest growth 2008-2018 (Cont.) Occupations Percent change Number of new jobs (in thousand s) Wages (May 2008 median) Education/training category Dental hygienists3662.966,570Associate degree Veterinary technologists and technicians3628.528,900Associate degree Dental assistants36105.632,380 Moderate-term on-the-job training Computer software engineers, applications 34175.185,430Bachelor's degree Medical assistants34163.928,300 Moderate-term on-the-job training Physical therapist assistants3321.246,140Associate degree Veterinarians3319.779,050First professional degree Self-enrichment education teachers3281.335,720 Work experience in a related occupation Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 3180.848,890Long-term on-the-job training SOURCE: BLS Occupational Employment Statistics and Division of Occupational Outlook
1.1.2.G1 On-the-job training occupations with the fastest growth & the % of growth
1.1.2.G1 Associate Degree occupations with the fastest growth & the % of Growth
1.1.2.G1 Bachelor’s Degree occupations with the fastest growth & the % of Growth
1.1.2.G1 Beyond Bachelor’s Degree occupations with the fastest growth & the % of Growth
1.1.2.G1 Fact: Half of the fastest growing occupations are related to healthcare
1.1.2.G1 Occupations projected to Grow Fastest, 2008-2018 Why are healthcare positions growing so fast? These combined jobs will add more than 1.3 million new jobs Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook – Tomorrow’s Jobs December 2005
1.1.2.G1 Aging baby-boomer generation (1946-early 60’s) Home care as alternative to costly hospitalization or residential facilities Fact: Half of the fastest growing occupations are related to healthcare
1.1.2.G1 Organizations continue to upgrade with applications and speed Reliance on wireless networks Fact: Two of the fastest growing occupations are related to technology
1.1.2.G1 Job Declines projected 2008-2018 Declining occupational employment stems from: − declining industry employment − technological advancements − changes in business practices The majority of declines are office and administrative support and production occupations − Increasing plant and factory automation − Implementation of office technology
1.1.2.G1 Occupations with the fastest decline % projected 2008-2018
1.1.2.G1 Fact Among the 20 fastest declining occupations, only 2 of them have any postsecondary education!
1.1.2.G1 Review Degree levels − How long does it take to obtain each degree? Career examples − What is an example of a job you can get with each degree?
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