The Hottest Job Growth Industries

  • Going Strong

    Looking for a career in an industry that's projected to grow instead of shrink? One that can survive recessions both deep and shallow?Industries that provide services will see a boost in jobs compared with industries that produce goods in the next several years, according to projections by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here’s how some are expected to grow.Photo Credit: Getty Images
    Health Care
  • Health Care

    The health care industry has held strong throughout the recession. With an aging overall population, there’s high demand for healthcare and social assistance services including work in assisted living facilities. On the other end of the social services spectrum, the demand for child care is increasing.More than three out of every 10 new jobs created in the U.S. between 2006 and 2016 will either be in healthcare, social assistance or public and private educational services, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says. And there’s always a need for good nurses. If you’re looking for a nursing job, try AccessNurses.com. Photo Credit: The U.S. National Archives (Is that my great grandmother in the corner?)
    Teaching
  • Teaching

    Jobs for those providing public and private educational services are expected to grow by 10.7%, adding 1.4 million new jobs through 2016.If you’re looking for a teaching job, try EducationAmerica.net. Most teaching jobs require a master’s degree in education, though if you haven’t gotten your master’s or you’re working on it, you can try PublicCharters.org or USCharterSchools.org to find teaching jobs that don’t require a master’s degree. Photo Credit: Getty Images
    Information Dissemination
  • Information Dissemination

    Newspapers may be a dying industry, but other sectors related to the dissemination of information should see a rise in employment in the next several years. Jobs in the information sector are expected to increase by 6.9%, and information tech jobs employ a wide range of skills. In this arena, software publishing is expected to grow 32%, Internet publishing and broadcasting could grow more than 44% and wireless telecommunication carriers are expected to increase their staffs by 40.9%. The growing industry also includes movie production and broadcasting, cable service, high-speed Internet connections, and software industries.Even better, computer systems design and related service jobs will grow by more than 38.3%, the bureau says. And management, scientific and technical consulting services will grow at 78%. To search for technology jobs, try Dice.com.Photo Credit: Vancouver Film School
    A Little Escapism
  • A Little Escapism

    The leisure and hospitality sector is also expected to grow in the short and long term. In the near term, discount hospitality companies and possibly services that let you forget about your economic woes will grow.McDonald’s (Stock Quote: MCD) is doing particularly well, as well as beer companies and beer distributors.Overall employment in leisure and hospitality is expected to grow by 14.3% by 2016. Arts, entertainment and recreation will grow by 30.9%, and 79% of these job openings will be in the amusement, gambling and recreation sector. For jobs in hospitality, try searching HCareers.com. Photo Credit: Getty Images
    The Bright Side of the Decline
  • The Bright Side of the Decline

    Automakers like General Motors (Stock Quote: GM) are in tough times, assembly lines were suspended this summer and car dealerships struggle, even with government Cash for Clunkers incentives. Manufacturing jobs are expected to decline by 10.6% as automation and other updates improve manufacturing productivity. But people who service cars are in a great time since drivers are holding onto their cars and other expensive items longer. And in addition to mechanics, retailers selling replacement auto parts and people who fix computers and other gadgets are also doing well.Photo Credit: tombothetominator
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