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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Fastest-Growing Industries, 2010-20

Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics published the latest round of employment projections, applying to the years 2010 through 2020. If you're looking for fields with lots of job opportunities, here is some information you will find helpful. This blog covers industries. My next blog will cover occupations.
  
Fastest-Growing Industries 2010-20
INDUSTRY TITLE
EMPL2010
EMPL2020
PCTCHG
EMPCHG
Social assistance
2,624,300
3,906,100
48.8%
1,281,800
Ambulatory health care services
5,975,900
8,633,200
44.5%
2,657,300
Wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers
805,100
1,147,200
42.5%
342,100
Specialty trade contractors
3,465,400
4,695,200
35.5%
1,229,800
Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets (except copyrighted works)
25,200
33,400
32.5%
8,200
Heavy and civil engineering construction
828,600
1,086,400
31.1%
257,800
Health and personal care stores
978,800
1,278,400
30.6%
299,600
Professional, scientific, and technical services
7,423,900
9,551,500
28.7%
2,127,600
Construction of buildings
1,231,600
1,583,500
28.6%
351,900
Funds, trusts, and other financial vehicles
86,900
110,600
27.3%
23,700
Couriers and messengers
527,100
669,300
27.0%
142,200
Scenic and sightseeing transportation
27,300
34,500
26.4%
7,200
Nursing and residential care facilities
3,129,000
3,951,000
26.3%
822,000
Warehousing and storage
628,300
793,600
26.3%
165,300
Furniture and home furnishings stores
436,400
550,200
26.1%
113,800
Water transportation
62,800
78,700
25.3%
15,900
Securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investments
800,900
1,002,300
25.1%
201,400 

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