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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


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Fastest-Growing College-Level Occupations, 2010-20

Last week, I blogged about the fastest-growing industries, according to the latest round of employment projections published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, applying to the years 2010 through 2020.  If you're looking for college-level occupations with lots of job opportunities, here is some information you will find helpful. Next week I'll feature a similar table with occupations that don't require college.

Fastest-Growing College-Level Occupations 2010-20
Occ
title
Empl
2010
Growth
Total annual job
 open-ings
Edu-
cation
Expe-
rience
Train-
ing
Biomedical Engineers
15,700
61.7%
1,310
Bachelor's degree
None
None
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
80,200
52.0%
5,570
Associate degree
None
None
Physical Therapist Assistants
67,400
45.7%
4,120
Associate degree
None
None
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
71,600
43.7%
4,500
Bachelor's degree
Less than 1 year
None
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
53,700
43.5%
3,170
Associate degree
None
None
Occupational Therapy Assistants
28,500
43.3%
1,680
Associate degree
None
None
Interpreters and Translators
58,400
42.2%
4,030
Bachelor's degree
None
Long-term on-the-job training
Marriage and Family Therapists
36,000
41.2%
2,260
Master's degree
None
Internship/ residency
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
282,700
41.2%
19,180
Bachelor's degree
None
None
Physical Therapists
198,600
39.0%
10,060
Doctoral or professional degree
None
None
Dental Hygienists
181,800
37.7%
10,490
Associate degree
None
None
Audiologists
13,000
36.8%
560
Doctoral or professional degree
None
None
Health Educators
63,400
36.5%
3,690
Bachelor's degree
None
None
Cost Estimators
185,400
36.4%
10,300
Bachelor's degree
None
None
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
100,000
36.4%
4,260
Doctoral or professional degree
None
None
Mental Health Counselors
120,300
36.3%
6,940
Master's degree
None
Internship/ residency
Veterinarians
61,400
35.9%
3,420
Doctoral or professional degree
None
None
Geographers
1,600
35.4%
130
Bachelor's degree
None
None
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
2,200
34.9%
150
Master's degree
None
Internship/ residency
Occupational Therapists
108,800
33.5%
5,710
Master's degree
None
None
Healthcare Social Workers
152,700
33.5%
8,740
Master's degree
None
None
Optometrists
34,200
33.1%
2,340
Doctoral or professional degree
None
None
Software Developers, Systems Software
392,300
32.4%
16,800
Bachelor's degree
None
None
Personal Financial Advisors
206,800
32.1%
9,020
Bachelor's degree
None
None
Medical Equipment Repairers
37,900
31.5%
2,230
Associate degree
None
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
126,100
31.3%
6,940
Bachelor's degree
None
None
Biochemists and Biophysicists
25,100
30.8%
1,340
Doctoral or professional degree
None
None
Database Administrators
110,800
30.6%
5,270
Bachelor's degree
1 to 5 years
None
Athletic Trainers
18,200
30.0%
1,190
Bachelor's degree
None
None