Fastest Growing Occupations

Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released the fastest growing jobs from 2004-2014.

Positions in home health care, network systems and data communications top the list with 55% & 56% respectively job growth. Medical assistants and Physician assistants follow next with 52% & 50% growth. The home health care and medical fields are seeing large growth with the concerns of the baby boomers reaching retirement and seeking more medical care as they age.

The BLS states “Specifically, the service-providing sector’s employment is expected to reach 129 million by 2014, accounting for almost 4 out of every 5 jobs in the U.S. economy.

Within this sector, educational services, health care and social assistance, and professional and business services represent the industry sectors with the fastest projected employment growth. Each of these sectors is expected to grow at double the 1.2-percent projected rate for the economy as a whole, with professional and business services and health care and social assistance adding a dominant 4.6 million and 4.3 million jobs, respectively.”

Service-providing sector and job growth to 2014