High Growth Industries
Career Voyages is part of a strategic effort, called the High Growth Job Training Initiative, to prepare workers to take advantage of new and increasing job opportunities in high growth, in-demand and economically vital sectors of the American economy. Fields like health care, information technology, and advanced manufacturing have jobs and solid career paths left untaken due to a lack of people qualified to fill them.
Career Voyages features 15 sectors identified under the High Growth Initiative that meet the following criteria:
- they are projected to add substantial numbers of new jobs to the economy or affect the growth of other industries; or
- they are existing or emerging businesses being transformed by technology and innovation requiring new skills sets for workers.
Career Voyages also seeks to highlight the specific occupations within each industry that have the most demand. These occupations are selected using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) Industry output and employment projections, which is produced twice a year and projects future trends over a ten year period (currently 2006-2016).
The occupations are sorted first by those that are experiencing growth and then by those that have the highest overall demand, which is determined by looking at the total job openings due to growth and net replacements.
The occupations are then sorted by industry. While many occupations fall easily into specific industries (e.g. nurses are in Health Care), some occupations are cross-industry in nature (e.g. computer support specialists). For more information on occupations that fall into this category, go to our Multi-Industry Occupations page.
Finally, the list of occupations in each industry is sorted by highest to lowest projected total job openings due to growth and net replacements. Each industry differs in the total number of jobs available. For example, Health Care has a large number of occupations with a large demand for all of them, while occupations included for Biotechnology, which is still emerging and growing, have a comparatively smaller demand.
Career Voyages attempts to provide the best objective data, but subjective judgments must be made in some instances. If you have additional questions or comments, you may contact us at: *.
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