February 3, 2012
It's jobs week in America.
On Wednesday, ADP told us that U.S. companies added 170k jobs in January. Yesterday, Challenger Gray told us about job cuts and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) told us about initial unemployment claims. Today, the BLS tells us 243,000 jobs were added in January and the unemployment rate dropped to a near three-year low of 8.3 percent.
But all of this week's jobs data is short term in scope.
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics just published it's employment projections for 2010 to 2020, which includes a list of the 30 jobs that will grow fastest through 2020.
Eleven of the 30 jobs require a bachelor's degree or higher. Also, four of the top five fastest growing jobs require less than a high school degree.
We ranked the jobs based on percentage growth from 2010 to 2020. We also include the number of jobs to be added during that period as well as the typical education needed to get the job.
Click here to see the fastest growing jobs in America.
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