1.1.2.G1 Occupations with the fastest growth 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 ,100Bachelor's degree Home health aides ,460 Short-term on-the-job training Personal and home care aides ,180 Short-term on-the-job training Financial examiners ,930Bachelor's degree Medical scientists, except epidemiologists ,590Doctoral degree Physician assistants ,230Master's degree Skin care specialists ,730 Postsecondary vocational award Biochemists and biophysicists ,840Doctoral degree Athletic trainers ,640Bachelor's degree Physical therapist aides ,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 (Cont.) Occupations Percent change Number of new jobs (in thousand s) Wages (May 2008 median) Education/training category Dental hygienists ,570Associate degree Veterinary technologists and technicians ,900Associate degree Dental assistants ,380 Moderate-term on-the-job training Computer software engineers, applications ,430Bachelor's degree Medical assistants ,300 Moderate-term on-the-job training Physical therapist assistants ,140Associate degree Veterinarians ,050First professional degree Self-enrichment education teachers ,720 Work experience in a related occupation Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation ,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, 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 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
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?