Jobs/Skill Sets Expected To Dominate The Employment Marketplace Over The Next Ten Years

From the U.S. Department of Labor, here are their projections for the jobs which will have the most openings from 2012 to 2022.

  • Personal care aide

Aging baby boomers are going to create jobs serving the elderly. Openings for personal care aides, working in either nursing homes or in patient’s own homes, will continue to increase, over the next ten years at rate of possibly 49%, adding 581,000 jobs.

  • Registered nurses

Expected to add 527,000 jobs over the next ten years.

  • Retail salesperson

Projected to grow at a rate of 10% over the next ten years, adding 435,000 new positions.

  • Food prep workers (including fast food)

Expect to see  422,000 new food service positions over the next ten years.

  • Nursing assistant

Nursing Assistants are usually aides who work in a formal health care facility like a hospital or nursing home. Projections estimate 312,000 new  jobs for this skill over the next ten years.

  • Secretaries and administrative assistants

308,000 new jobs for secretaries and administrative assistants are expected over the next ten years. This estimate does not include legal, medical or executive assistants.

  • Customer service representatives

Expect to see 299,000 jobs for CSR’s over the next ten years.

  • Maintenance/Janitors/Cleaners

Janitors and cleaners (which does not include in-home maids and housekeepers) are expected to create 280,000 jobs over the next ten years.

  • Construction laborers

During the 2009-2013 recession, construction was the hardest hit sector.  Now jobs in the construction/housing industry are finally starting to come back. About 260,000 construction laborer jobs are expected in the next ten years – only about 12% of the more than 2 million construction jobs that were lost.

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