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Hot Top Ten: 2008-2018

According to the US Dept of Labor, these are projected to be the FASTEST GROWING jobs in the nation from 2008-2018.  They represent all education levels, from on-the-job training to Ph.D. 

Many of the fastest growing occupations are related to healthcare or computers.  This growth reflects increased demand for medicine by an aging population and increased use of computers.

Top 10 Jobs:
Fastest Growth
% Change Education Required
Biomedical engineers 72% BA/BS
Network systems & data analysts 53% BA/BS
Financial examiners 41% BA/BS
Medical scientists 40% MD/PhD
Physician assistants 39% MA/MS
Skin care specialists 38% post-HS
Biochemists/biophysicists 37% MD/PhD
Athletic trainers 37% BA/BS
Dental hygienists/vet technician 36% AA/AS
Computer software engineers 34% BA/BS
US Dept of Labor, April 2010

Check with Montana Dept of Labor for local projections.  In Montana, these jobs are projected to be the FASTEST GROWING from 2006-2016:

Top 10 Jobs:
Fastest Growth
%
Change
Education Required
Computer software engineers 66% BA/BS
Network systems analysts 54% BA/BS
Industrial engineers 53% BA/BS
Veterinary techs 49% AA/AS
Geoscientists 45% BA/BS
Chemical & sales engineers 44% BA/BS
Environmental scientists & techs 40% AS/BS
Mining & geological engineers 39% BA/BS
Computer systems analysts 38% BA/BS
Physical therapy assistants 37% AA/AS
CareerOneStop, April 2010

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