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Boxes in Warehouse - copyright ©As you no doubt know, in today's world, there are never any guarantees, but some careful planning during initial career exploration may help ensure that choices made now will provide for a more secure future.

You know how important it is to know what's around the bend. Career Voyages is here to try and help you do that.

Let's start by explaining the industries you see on the left hand menu. The chart below shows the industries expected to either need the most employees as projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics or are evolving and creating new jobs.

In short, these industries were selected for three reasons:

  1. they are projected to add substantial numbers of new jobs to the economy or affect the growth of other industries;
  2. they are existing or emerging businesses being transformed by technology and innovation requiring new skills from workers;
  3. they are economically vital to the overall health of the American economy.

To learn more about how these industries and occupations were selected, click here.

Which Industries Are Growing?
Note: These totals are based on:
  • only the occupations in Career Voyages;
  • the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates for the ten year period, 2006-2016; and
  • only those occupations which fall within a single industry. For example, the 298,000 openings shown for Advanced Manufacturing are found just in Advanced Manufacturing. For a list of what those "single-industry" occupations are for each industry, click here.

    There are many more occupations, not shown here, which are found in more than one industry. To learn more about these "multi-industry" occupations click here.
Industry Number
Advanced Manufacturing298,000
Aerospace36,000
Automotive527,000
Biotechnology144,000
Construction2,453,000
Education3,459,000
Energy131,000
Financial Services2,223,000
Geospatial Technology46,000
Health Care4,883,000
Homeland Security960,000
Hospitality7,178,000
Information Technology1,492,000
Other (Outside the High Growth and Emerging Industries)5,325,000
Retail647,000
Transportation2,374,000
Multi-Industry Occupations 7,077,000
Total 39,253,000

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According to projections, the economy will continue generating jobs for workers at all levels of education and training. Growth rates are projected to be faster for occupations requiring a postsecondary award (a vocational certificate or other award or an associate or higher degree) than for occupations requiring less education or training.

So, are you ready to get started using this information? You can start in a several different places-it's up to you to pick your route:

  • Dive right into one of the industries. Start learning about the kinds of jobs that are in demand:
Learn about the Career Voyages Industries

Advanced Manufacturing Aerospace Automotive Construction Education Energy Financial Services Health Care Homeland Security Hospitality Information Technology Retail Transportation Biotechnology Geospatial Technology Nanotechnology
  • Under other stuff, also on the upper left-hand side of your screen, you can sample the Career Videos, featuring real people doing real work.
  • Also under other stuff, you can find out what careers are growing in your state and what education and training level these careers require.
  • You can also try our Career Compass to get a sense of which careers might fit your client's interests.
Career Compass  Not sure where to start or where
your interests could take you?
Try the Career Compass

  • If you're looking for information on the knowledge, skills and abilities that are in demand with employers, select any of our featured industries on the left side of your screen and then select any of the occupations that are in the in-demand list. You can then learn about what is required for that occupation as well as the employment and wage trends in most states;
  • If the person you've been advising has already been in the workforce for a period of time and you want to see how their current set of skills match the requirements of a particular occupation, try the Skills Profiler on our partner site, America's CareerInfoNet (ACINet). ACINet also has contact information for millions of employers in the Employer Locator tool;
  • Finally, you can find a great selection of jobs at individual state job banks by clicking here.
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