General Overview of Forecast Employment Statistics from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics ( 2010 – 2020)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, it is anticipated that the United States will add 20.5 million new jobs between 2010 and 2020. This represents a 14 percent increase.

Health care, social assistance and construction will have the fastest job growth.

This is a random industry list of projected employment growth by the number of jobs:
-Accommodation and food service: 1 million
-Finance and Insurance: 505,000
-Education: 1.8 million
-Information: 140,300
-Scientific and Technical: 2.1 million
-Retail: 1.8 million
-Transportation and Housing: 853,000

Professions expected to see growth are:
-Architecture and Engineering (In particular Civil Engineering)
-Graphic Designers
-Business and Finance
-Computer/Information Technology
-Medical

In order of demand, the occupations with the greatest expected growth between 2010 and 2020 are:
-Registered Nurses
-Retail Sales Personnel
-Home Health Aides
-Personal Care Aides
-Office Clerks / Personnel

More details on these professions and their outlooks may be obtained from www.bls.gov

One commonality for all these jobs is the need for employers to properly screen applicants in order to hire the best qualified candidates. The interview becomes a paramount tool in making this determination. Those individuals who present themselves in a clear, concise and desirable manner are the ones who stand the best chance of getting the job of their choice.

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