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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Fastest-Growing Occupations Not Requiring College, 2010-20


Last week, I blogged about the fastest-growing college-level occupations, according to the latest round of employment projections published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, applying to the years 2010 through 2020. This week, here is similar information for the fastest-growing occupations that don't require college.

Fastest-Growing Occupations Not Requiring College, 2010-20
Occ
title
Empl
2010
Growth
Total annual job
 open- ings
Edu-
cation
Expe-
rience
Train-
ing
Personal Care Aides
861,000
70.5%
67,520
Less than high school
None
Short-term on-the-job training
Home Health Aides
1,017,700
69.4%
83,750
Less than high school
None
Short-term on-the-job training
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters
29,400
60.1%
2,540
Less than high school
None
Short-term on-the-job training
Helpers--Carpenters
46,500
55.7%
3,820
Less than high school
None
Short-term on-the-job training
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
19,100
48.6%
1,320
High school diploma or equivalent
None
Apprenticeship
Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
57,900
45.4%
4,170
High school diploma or equivalent
None
Short-term on-the-job training
Physical Therapist Aides
47,000
43.1%
2,760
High school diploma or equivalent
None
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Glaziers
41,900
42.4%
3,340
High school diploma or equivalent
None
Apprenticeship
Medical Secretaries
508,700
41.3%
27,840
High school diploma or equivalent
None
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Brickmasons and Blockmasons
89,200
40.5%
5,450
High school diploma or equivalent
None
Apprenticeship
Bicycle Repairers
9,900
37.6%
630
High school diploma or equivalent
None
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Stonemasons
15,600
36.5%
890
High school diploma or equivalent
None
Apprenticeship
Pile-Driver Operators
4,100
36.0%
230
High school diploma or equivalent
None
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Tapers
22,900
34.7%
1,430
Less than high school
None
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
144,700
34.6%
7,290
Less than high school
None
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
267,800
33.7%
13,760
Post- secondary non-degree award
None
Long-term on-the-job training
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
226,500
33.3%
12,080
Post- secondary non-degree award
None
None
Segmental Pavers
1,300
33.1%
90
High school diploma or equivalent
None
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
63,800
33.0%
3,670
High school diploma or equivalent
None
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Occupational Therapy Aides
7,500
33.0%
360
High school diploma or equivalent
None
Short-term on-the-job training
Pharmacy Technicians
334,400
32.4%
16,630
High school diploma or equivalent
None
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians
19,600
32.1%
1,010
High school diploma or equivalent
None
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Insulation Workers, Mechanical
28,300
31.8%
2,010
High school diploma or equivalent
None
Apprenticeship
Medical Assistants
527,600
30.9%
24,380
High school diploma or equivalent
None
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Dental Assistants
297,200
30.8%
15,400
Post- secondary non-degree award
None
None


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