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Today’s 20 Fastest Growing Occupations

Posted by Lori on February 15, 2010

It seems like a new Holy Grail of hot jobs appears in my inbox every week. Take a look at this week’s list if you a high school student mapping out your college courses by matching your interests to jobs of the future, or you are an adult seeking vocational training in the form of online courses or career training. According to     CareerBuilder.com,

The economy is recovering but it is slow. If you’re in need of a new job, it’s too slow. You can’t wait several years until things are back to their pre-recession levels. Fortunately, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has identified 20 jobs that are growing at a rapid rate between now and 2018. These occupations are in high demand now and will continue on this trajectory for the next decade.

Here are 10 of the top 20 occupations:

  1. Biomedical Engineers
  2. Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
  3. Home Health Aides
  4. Personal and Home Care Aides
  5. Financial Examiners
  6. Medical Scientists, except Epidemiologists
  7. Physicians Assistants
  8. Skin Care Specialists
  9. Biochemists and Biophysicists
  10. Athletic Trainers

As you can see, the list encompasses a wide variety of careers. Some need a college degree, and some require vocational training. It is important to be able to identify your true interests before embarking down  a career path. You will save time and money if you discover what you really want to do, then stick to your plan!

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10 Deadliest Jobs in the U.S.

Posted by Lori on February 9, 2010

Think about the most dangerous part of your job. While you are pondering that, also think about the number of times you are in personal danger while you are performing the tasks working at the job. Nearly everyone who has spent time traversing the highways has happened upon a drop-out from the Mario Andretti School of Driving. But, how many of us risk our lives day in and and day out to feed the family? Earnmydegree.com compiled a list of the top 10 Deadliest Jobs in the US along with their average annual salary. Take a look at the list and see how your job stacks up:

  1. Fisher – $28,460
  2. Logger – $32,900
  3. Pilot – $119,750
  4. Steel Worker – $47,170
  5. Rancher – $49,140
  6. Roofer – $37,430
  7. Power Line Worker – $54,300
  8. Truck Driver – $38,720
  9. Refuse Collector – $32,790
  10. Police – $52,810

I think it is interesting the deadliest job pays the least amount of money per year. Another amazing factoid is that each occupation requires some sort of training, whether it is an apprenticeship, vocational school, college, or on-the-job.

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