The Largest "New" Jobs in America

Here’s What’s New

NEW YORK (MainStreet) —Looking for a career change? If you have a knack for computer networking or a stomach for drawing blood, you might just be in luck. This month the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released some interesting facts and figures on 24 new occupations included in the government’s 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system, which classifies workers into job categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating or disseminating data. What makes these two dozen jobs “new” is how they’re categorized in the 2010 SOC versus how they were categorized in the previous version of the SOC, released in 2000. For instance, some jobs have been broken off from broader occupations, while others are the result of multiple occupations from the 2000 SOC being merged into one. To help you on your job search as the spring hiring season revs up, we’ve ranked the top 10 new occupations according to total employment numbers in May 2012. Read on to check out the list, plus the descriptions and average earnings for each according to the BLS.   5 Ways to Save Money in the Beer Boom