ERIC Number: ED409486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-May
Reference Count: N/A
Hot Jobs for the 21st Century. Facts on Working Women No. 97-4.
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Between 1994 and 2005, employment in the United States will rise to 144.7 million from 172 million, an increase of 14 percent, with women's labor force growth expected to be twice that of men. Growing occupations requiring a Bachelor's degree or above include the following: lawyers, physicians, systems analysts, computer engineers, management analysts, residential counselors, secondary and special education teachers, writers and editors, personnel specialists, designers, artists, and social workers. The following growing occupations require postsecondary training less than a bachelor's degree: registered nurses, police officers, sports instructors, nonvocational instructors, vocational education teachers, air conditioning and heating mechanics, correctional officers, and licensed practical nurses. In addition, many workers will be needed as replacements in the following occupational categories: insurance claims and policy processors; secretaries; general office clerks; engineering and science technicians and technologists; real estate agents, brokers, and appraisers; and construction trades. Most of the occupations with the fastest projected growth are concentrated in the services, retail trade, and government industries, with health services industries expanding most rapidly and computer services and paralegal occupations also expanding quickly. High-paying nontraditional occupations for women include the following: architects, police officers and detectives, engineers, construction inspectors, insulation workers, mechanics and repairers, and firefighters. (KC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.