These are the ready-to-use slides for this question of the day that you can use in your classroom. If you're starting your career or have been in the workforce for a while, it's important to look to the future. Famous hockey star Wayne Gretzky said, “I skate where the puck is going, not where it's been. The same goes for your career.
You have to look ahead. Find out how you can use your skills to move toward a fast-growing career instead of being stuck in a job that isn't going anywhere. I write about the monthly employment report compiled by the United States Department of Labor. Every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows how many new jobs were created or lost.
Data captures a moment in time. This division, as you can imagine, has access to a wealth of information and statistics about jobs and careers. While most economists, Wall Street professionals, and nerdy types like me pay attention to monthly employment reports, the BLS has some compelling reading for proactive people who want to advance their careers. He has compiled lists of the fastest-growing jobs and careers.
In addition, the BLS shares how much these features pay. Within health care, employment in the individual and family services industry is expected to increase the fastest, with an annual growth rate of 3.3%. Some of the fast-growing healthcare occupations include nurse practitioners, physical therapist assistants, and physician assistants. In the current and, eventually, post-pandemic environment, health care will have priority.
The growing demand for care from an aging population during the post-war period, the extension of life expectancy and the continued growth in the number of patients with chronic diseases will demand a constant need for health care providers. Technological advances are expected to continue to grow at an accelerated pace. We see an acceleration in artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous vehicles, cryptocurrencies, games, virtual reality, online collaborative video platforms and the metaverse. There will be needs across the gamut, from big tech giants to rudimentary start-ups.
As businesses continue to move forward online, demand will exceed the supply of suitable candidates. According to the BLS, “IT and mathematics occupations are expected to experience rapid employment growth, as strong demand for IT security and software development is expected, partly due to the increase in the prevalence of teleworking, driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. The disadvantage is that technological changes that facilitate the increase in automation are expected to result in a decrease in employment in office and administrative support occupations. Tangentially, there will be a great need for people to interpret the enormous amount of data to help business leaders make intelligent and informed decisions.
The demand for new products, such as the Internet of Things, and for the analysis and interpretation of large data sets is also expected to contribute to the rapid growth in the employment of statisticians, information security analysts and data scientists. Other trends, such as the adoption of environmentally friendly initiatives, the mass adoption of pets during the pandemic, the mental health crisis, working from home and the desire to improve our health and our lives, will create all kinds of new opportunities. The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes annual employment projections on how several jobs will grow or decline over the next decade. Stacker compiled a list of the 30 jobs that are expected to grow the most by 2031, using data from current Bureau of Labor Statistics employment projections in September.
The job outlook for occupational therapy assistants is very positive and occupational therapy assistant positions are expected to grow steadily for the foreseeable future. While the pandemic has created an unprecedented need for health care, the continued demand for jobs in this sector is actually due to the aging of the population, Wolf explains. Data science careers have great potential for revenue growth, which is one of the reasons why so many newcomers flock to the industry. No advanced degree is needed for this job, which is one of the reasons why it is expected to grow a lot over the next 10 years.
With the fast pace of work and the ever-changing demands that workers and companies face, it's no secret that the jobs of the future will be very different from those of today, much less from the jobs of the past. As reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment will lag in growth over the next 10 years, and demand for certain jobs will skyrocket. The growth rate of employment of restaurant cooks is largely due to informal foods and restaurants, rather than to full-service restaurants. By 2030, experts also predict that job seekers will need an entirely new set of skills to impress their potential employers.
During the pandemic, workers in the leisure and hospitality sector were among the first to lose their jobs or be left out of work. After strong employment growth in July, the economy slowed, adding only 235,000 jobs in August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The labor market faces more immediate challenges, as the increase in cases of COVID-19 disrupts economic recovery. While the careers of statisticians are expected to grow steadily over the next decade as data becomes increasingly available and computing power strengthens, the jobs of statisticians grew by a whopping 70% in the last decade.