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The Top 20 Growth Occupations

I saw this article on the net and thought it was worthy to pass on.   Some of you may be unsure about your future – perhaps you are looking for work or are unsatisfied with your current job and may be looking to either go back to school or change careers.  Maybe these predictions of the top 20 growth occupations between now and 2018 will help you to make the “leap” (and give you hope for the future):

  1. Biomedical engineers – 72% increase,  11,600 jobs
  2. Network systems and data communication analysts – 53% increase,  155,800 jobs
  3. Home health aides – 50% increase, 460,900 jobs
  4. Personal and home care aides – 46% increase,  375,800 jobs
  5. Financial examiners – 41% increase, 11,100 jobs
  6. Medical scientists (except epidemiologists) – 40% increase,  44,200 jobs
  7. Physician assistants – 39% increase, 29,200 jobs
  8. Skin care specialists – 38% increase, $14,700 jobs
  9. Biochemists and biophysicists – 37% increase, 8,700 jobs
  10. Athletic trainers – 37% increase, 6,00 jobs
  11. Physical therapist aides – 36% increase, 16,700 jobs
  12. Dental hygienists – 36% increase, 62,900 jobs
  13. Veterinary technologists and technicians – 36% increase, 28,500 jobs
  14. Dental asssitants – 36% increase, 105,600 jobs
  15. Computer software engineers, applications – 34% increase, 175,100 jobs
  16. Medical assistants – 34% increase, 163,900 jobs
  17. Physical therapy assistants – 33% increase, 21,200 jobs
  18. Veterinarians – 33% increase, 19,700 jobs
  19. Self-enrichment education teachers – 32% increase, 81,300 jobs
  20. Compliance officers (except agriculture, construction, health & safety, and transportation) – 31%, 80,800 increase
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