“Overall employment is projected to increase about 14 percent during the 2010-2020 decade with more than half a million new jobs expected for each of four occupations – registered nurses, retail salespersons, home health aides, and personal care aides; occupations that typically need postsecondary education for entry are projected to grow faster than average, but occupations that typically need a high school diploma or less will continue to represent more than half of all jobs.”
– The Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment outlook: 2010-2020
The story is told by the numbers in the graphs below (click to enlarge). What are your career plans? Where are they on these charts? Do these numbers give you hope or worry?
U.S. jobs projected gains and losses 2010-2020