55 Jobs with High Growth in 2010
Rachel Zupek, CareerBuilder.com writer
Although 2009 saw some of the most desolate unemployment numbers in history, there is reason to believe that things are starting to look up.
Both the unemployment rate and the number of jobless persons decreased in November to 10 percent and 15.4 million, respectively, according to the most recent date from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That was down from October, when the unemployment was at an all-time-high of 10.2 percent and there were 15.7 million unemployed persons.
In addition, although employment fell in several industries, several groups saw little change or added jobs in November. Employment in professional and business services rose by 86,000, with temporary help services adding 52,000 jobs, the majority of the increase. Since July, temporary help services employment has risen by 117,000. Health-care employment rose to 21,000 in November, with gains in home health-care services (7,000) and hospitals (7,000). The health-care industry has added 613,000 jobs since the recession began in December 2007. While there was little change in wholesale and retail trade, department stores added 8,000 jobs over the month. Finally, the number of jobs in transportation and warehousing, financial activities, and leisure and hospitality showed little change over the month.
As these numbers continue to trend upward, there should be hope for the millions of people still looking for a job in 2010. The labor force is projected to increase by 12.6 million people during the 2008-18 period, according to the BLS. Total employment is expected to increase by 10.1 percent, adding about 15.3 million workers over the decade -- including in 2010.
It should be noted, however, that the jobs that will be added won't be evenly distributed across industries and occupational groups. It goes without saying that changes in consumer demand, technology and the like will continue to affect the economic structure.
If you're looking for a job this year, here are 55 (of many) jobs to look for in 2010, defined as jobs that saw growth in the second half of 2009 in every industry.*
Industry: Management, business and financial operations
Jobs that saw growth in management:
Jobs that saw growth in business and financial operations:
4. Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products
Industry: Professional and related occupations
Jobs that saw growth in architecture and engineering:
12. Engineering technicians, except drafters
Jobs that saw growth in life, physical and social sciences:
Jobs that saw growth in community and social services:
17. Social workers
Jobs that saw growth in legal:
Jobs that saw growth in education, training and library:
Jobs that saw growth in arts, design, entertainment, sports and media:
Jobs that saw growth in health-care practitioner and technical:
Industry: Service occupations
Jobs that saw growth in health-care support:
Jobs that saw growth in protective services:
Jobs that saw growth in food preparation and serving related occupations:
Jobs that saw growth in building and grounds cleaning and maintenance:
Jobs that saw growth in personal care and service:
Industry: Sales and office occupations
Jobs that saw growth in sales and related:
43. Travel agents
Jobs that saw growth in office and administrative support:
45. Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping
46. Office machine operators, except computer
Industry: Natural resources, construction and maintenance
Jobs that saw growth in construction and extraction:
Industry: Installation, maintenance and repair
Jobs that saw growth:
Industry: Production, transportation and material moving
Jobs that saw growth in production:
Jobs that saw growth in transportation and material moving:
*Data reflects figures based on the second- and third-quarter employment numbers according to the Current Population Survey released by the BLS.
Rachel Zupek is a writer and blogger for CareerBuilder.com and its job blog, The Work Buzz. She researches and writes about job search strategy, career management, hiring trends and workplace issues. Follow her on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CBwriterRZ.