Industries and opportunities

“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

Nevada jobs projected gains and losses 2008-2018

Reno projected demand jobs 2008-2018

U.S. projected jobs by education level 2010-2020


3 thoughts on “Industries and opportunities

  1. Wow. How sad is it that newspaper jobs are in the most rapidly declining list. Although, not surprising at all, still a bummer. It’s also interesting that those with just a bachelor’s degree make more than those with a master’s degree. Why the hell am I in grad school again?! 🙂

  2. It’s nice to see a positive outlook, but a lot can happen in the next 8 years (we are already 2 years into the projection 2010-2020 and not much has turned around). Looks like the health care field is still the way to go. Interesting data in the last chart. I agree with Kaitlin about the Masters vs. Bachelors degrees. Makes you wonder . . .

  3. I can’t believe that a BA earns more than an MA. That’s shocking. I quit. Oh, just kidding. Given the fact that journalism is gasping, at least according to these charts, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to learn new skills, and, fingers crossed, find new employment opportunities.

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