The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS – 2008-18 on December 10th which projects the creation of 15.3 million new jobs by 2018 but a continued loss of manufacturing and farming jobs.
Biomedical engineers is the fastest growing employment sector, expected to increase by 72% over the ten year period. Network systems and data communications analysts rank second with a growth of 53.4%. Home health care aides take the third spot with an expected upward change in employment of 50%. That is followed by personal and home care aides at 46% growth. Financial examiners round out the top five with an expected growth of 41%.
Medical jobs rank 6 through 9: medical scientists (40%), physicians assistants (39%), skin care specialists (39%) and biochemists and biophysicists (37.4%). Athletic trainers (37%) round out the top 10
Table 7 from the BLS report shows the 30 fastest growing occupations. (Click to enlarge and see clearly)
Chart 4 from the Employment Report shows job growth in thousands of people by major occupational group. About 5.2 million jobs will be professional and related. About 4 million jobs will be in service related industries. Farming and production sectors will continue to shed jobs. Nanotechnology jobs are also expected to be a fast growing segment.
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Table 5 from the report shows occupation estimates for each major industry.
Table 6 from the reports shows where most jobs will be created in thousands to reach 15 million new jobs. (click to enlarge)