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					                          Ten Hottest Careers for College Graduates
                             Experts Predict Where the Jobs Will Be in 2012

Wondering where the jobs will be in the future? Government economists estimated which occupations
would grow fastest between 2002 and 2012. They also predicted which occupations would have the
most new jobs.

Check out the following top ten lists (the numbers are in thousands of jobs):

10 Fastest Growing Occupations for College Grads

Occupation
                           2002 2012 Percent
                                     Change
Network systems and        186    292     57
data communications
analysts
Physician assistants       63     94      49
Medical records and        147    216     47
health information
technicians
Computer software       394       573     46
engineers, applications
Computer software          281    409     46
engineers, systems
software
Physical therapist         50     73      46
assistants
Fitness trainers and       183    264     45
aerobics instructors
Database                   110    159     44
administrators
Veterinary                 53     76      44
technologists and
technicians
Dental hygienists          148    212     43
Occupations with the Most New Jobs: Associate's Degrees or Postsecondary
Vocational Awards

Occupation
                         2002 2012 Change
Registered nurses        2,284 2,908 623
Computer support         507   660   153
specialists
Preschool teachers,      424   577   153
except special
education
Licensed practical and   702   844   142
licensed vocational
nurses
Automotive service       818   919   101
technicians and
mechanics
Hairdressers,            585   671   86
hairstylists, and
cosmetologists
Fitness trainers and     183   264   81
aerobics instructors
Medical records and      147   216   69
health information
technicians
Dental hygienists        148   212   64
Emergency medical        179   238   59
technicians and
paramedics
Occupations with the Most New Jobs: Bachelor's Degrees

Occupation
                          2002 2012 Change
Elementary school         1,467 1,690 223
teachers, except
special education
Accountants and           1,055 1,261 205
auditors
Computer systems          468   653   184
analysts
Secondary school          988   1,167 180
teachers, except
special and vocational
education
Computer software         394   573   179
engineers, applications
Special education         433   563   130
teachers
Computer software         281   409   128
engineers, systems
software
Network systems and       186   292   106
data communications
analysts
Network and computer      251   345   94
systems administrators
Computer                  499   571   73
programmers


SOURCE: United States Bureau of Labor Statistics

				
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