Which Occupations Will Have the Largest Growth In the Next Ten Years?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently published its employment projections for the next decade (2010-2020). It lists the thirty occupations that the BLS believes will have the most growth.

And guess who made the list? Child care workers!

The BLS projects that there will be a 20.4 percent increase in the number of child care workers between 2010 and 2020.

The chart is worth a look because it lists the median income of child care workers in 2010 as $19,300. It also lists the typical education needed for entry as “high school diploma or equivalent.” Let’s cross our fingers that as the demand for child care increases, so do the earnings and education levels of providers.

The chart is also interesting because, of the 30 occupations the BLS thinks will grow the most over the next decade, the majority of them only require a high school degree.

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