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Top 30 Jobs for 2008 - Article

Interesting article with some SI-related jobs mentioned! Good news for SI students. (The other jobs listed make me think that our country is slowing going crazy and in bad health, especially dental health, -- but we're looking good with nice nails and perfect skin at the same time!) I shortened the article to just the top 30 position titles, but check out the source link for the expanded version that includes 2006 employment figures, 2016 projection figures, percent growth, salary range, and required education/training.

I'll be back soon with some articles that are more SI-related. I'm up to my ears in ASB applications right now.

Coming soon -- How to Use iTrack Effectively and Top Job and Internship Resources!

30 Top Jobs of 2008 by Rachel Zupek, CareerBuilder.com writer Source

A new year means new beginnings: new resolutions, ideas and friends; new habits, relationships and goals; new salaries, titles and responsibilities. And perhaps most importantly, new jobs. Lots of ‘em. And not just for 2008, either - until 2016.

Total employment is expected to increase by 15.6 million jobs during the 2006-16 decade, according to the most recent employment projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Almost all of this growth will occur in the service-providing sector, which will account for 75 percent of all jobs in 2016.

Professional and related professions and service occupations are projected to grow most quickly, accounting for more than six of 10 new jobs created throughout 2006-2016. Twenty-eight of the 30 fastest-growing jobs are in professional and related occupations and service positions.

Interested in getting in on the new job action this year? Here are the 30 fastest-growing growing occupations for 2006-2016, according to the BLS.

1. Network systems and data communications analysts
2. Personal and home care aides
3. Home health aides
4. Computer software engineers, applications
5. Veterinary technologists and technicians
6. Personal financial advisors
7. Makeup artists, theatrical and performance
8. Medical assistant
9. Veterinarians
10. Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors
11. Skin care specialists
12. Financial analysts
13. Social and human service assistants
14. Gaming surveillance officers and gaming investigators
15. Physical therapist assistants
16. Pharmacy technicians
17. Forensic science technicians
18. Dental hygienists
19. Mental health counselors
20. Mental health and substance abuse social workers
21. Marriage and family therapists
22. Dental assistants
23. Computer systems analysts
24. Database administrators
25. Computer software engineers, systems software

26. Gaming and sports book writers and runners
27. Environmental science and protection technicians
28. Manicurists and pedicurists
29. Physical therapists
30. Physician assistants

Rachel Zupek is a writer and blogger for CareerBuilder.com. She researches and writes about job search strategy, career management, hiring trends and workplace issues.

Posted by kkowatch at January 23, 2008 09:53 AM

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