Posted on 18 December 2009
By Mark Miller
Six of the top 30 fastest-growing job categories through 2018 will be in the health care industry, according to a federal government forecast. The fast-growth jobs include nurses, home health aids and medical assistants, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Teaching jobs at the elementary school and post-secondary level also made the top 30 list.
BLS forecasts that total employment will rise by by 15.3 million, or 10.1 percent, during the 2008-18 period. The projections also show an aging and more racially and ethnically diverse labor force, and that more than half of the new jobs will be in professional and service occupations. Occupations where a post-secondary degree or award is usually required are expected to account for one-third of total job openings during the projection period.
Here’s the list of the top 30 fastest-growing occupations, ranked from fastest to slowest growth.