10 Fastest Growing Industries In America
Using state and national data, the report by Smith, Anthony Carnevale, the center's director, and Jeff Strohl, the center's research director, projects that a total of 55 million new jobs will be created from 2010 to 2020. Twenty-four million of the jobs are expected to be newly created positions. The rest are expected to open as baby boomers retire.
"If the U.S. Congress can deal with budgetary challenges, we are on schedule for recovery," Carnevale said in a news release accompanying the report. The catch, however, is that there may not be enough qualified workers to fill the openings. According to the Georgetown study, 5 million of the total job vacancies will remain open throughout the decade as Americans fail to receive the proper educational and technical training.
Here are the 10 fastest-growing industries:
10. Private Education Services
Total jobs in 2010: 3,450,000.
Total vacancies 2010-2020: 1,420,000.
Percent growth: 28.
Find a job now in private education services.
9. Natural Resources
Total jobs in 2010: 3,860,000.
Total vacancies 2010-2020: 1,460,000.
Percent growth: 10.
Find a job now in natural resources.
8. Transportation and Utilities Services
Total jobs in 2010: 5,520,000.
Total vacancies 2010-2020: 2,080,000.
Percent growth: 13.
Find a job now in transportation and utilities services.
Total jobs in 2010: 7,370,000.
Total vacancies 2010-2020: 2,760,000.
Percent growth: 12.
Find a job now in construction.
Total jobs in 2010: 10,070,000.
Total vacancies 2010-2020: 3,490,000.
Percent growth: 4.
Find a job now in manufacturing.
5. Leisure and Hospitality Services
Total jobs in 2010: 12,930,000.
Total vacancies 2010-2020: 5,100,000.
Percent Growth: 18
Find a job now in leisure and hospitality services.
4. Health Care Services
Total jobs in 2010: 15,670,000
Total vacancies 2010-2020: 6,590,000
Percent Growth: 26
Find a job now in health care services.
3. Government and Public Education Services
Total jobs in 2010: 18,120,000
Total vacancies 2010-2020: 6,720,000
Percent Growth: 11
Find a job now in government & public education services.
2. Wholesale and Retail Trade Services
Total jobs in 2010: 19,450,000
Total vacancies 2010-2020: 7,160,000
Percent growth: 11
Find a job now in wholesale and retail trade services.
1. Financial Services
Total jobs in 2010: 24,400,000.
Total vacancies 2010-2020: 10,110,000.
Percent growth: 25.
Find a job now in financial services.
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