Where will your career take you?

According to the experts, people entering the workforce today can expect to have five to six careers over their lifetime. By following trends and anticipating change you can position your career to achieve the income and lifestyle you deserve. In today's rapidly changing business world, it takes solid information about trends affecting business, the economy and the workplace in order to adapt to change and stay ahead of the competition

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the following are the 10 fastest growing occupations for 1998-2008:

(Numbers in thousands of jobs)

Occupation Employment   Change
  1998 2008   Number Percent
Computer engineers 299 622   323 108
Computer support specialists 429 869   439 102
Systems analysts 617 1,194   57 94
Database administrators 87 155   67 77
Desktop publishing specialists 26 44   19 73
Paralegals and legal assistants 136 220   84 62
Personal care/home health aides 746 1,179   433 58
Medical assistants 252 398   146 58
Social /human service assistants 268 410   141 53
Physician assistants 66 98   32 48

Occupations covered in the 2000-01 Occupational Outlook Handbook with the largest projected job growth, 1998-2008:

Employment Change. (Numbers in thousands of jobs)

Occupation 1998 - 2008   Most significant
source of training
  Number Percent    
Systems analysts 577 94   Bachelor's degree
Retail salespersons 563 14   Short term, on the job
Cashiers 556 17   Short term, on the job
General managers and top executives 551 16   Work experience, plus degree
Truck drivers, light and heavy 493 17   Short term, on the job
Office clerks, general 463 15   Short term, on the job
Registered nurses 451 22   Associate degree
Computer support specialists 439 102   Associate degree
Personal care/home health aides 433 58   Short term, on the job
Teacher assistants 375 32   Short term, on the job\
Janitors, cleaners, maids & housekeeping 365 12   Short term, on the job
Nursing aides, orderlies & attendants 325 24   Short term, on the job
Computer engineers323108 Bachelor's degree
Teachers, secondary school 322 23   Bachelor's degree
Office & administrative support supervisors and managers 313 19   Work experience in a related occupation
Receptionists & information clerks 305 24   Short term, on the job
Waiters and waitresses 303 15   Short term, on the job
Guards 294 29   Short term, on the job
Marketing & sales worker supervisors 263 10   Work experience in a related occupation
Food counter, fountain, & related workers 247 12   Short term, on the job
Child care workers 236 26   Short term, on the job
Laborers, landscaping & grounds keeping 234 21   Short term, on the job
Social workers 218 36   Bachelor's degree
Hand packers & packagers 213 22   Short term, on the job
Teachers, elementary school 20512   Bachelor's degree
Blue-collar worker supervisors 196 9   Work experience in a related occupation
College & University faculty 195 23   Doctor's degree
Computer programmers 191 30   Bachelor's degree
Adjustment clerks 163 34   Short term, on the job
Correctional officers 148 39   Long term, on the job

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