ERIC Number: ED448296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Hot Jobs for the 21st Century. Facts on Working Women.
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Between 1998-2008, women's participation in the labor force is expected to increase by 15 percent and men's, by 10 percent. Two views of growth occupations are those with the largest job growth and those with the fastest growth. Employment in professional specialty occupations will increase the fastest and add the most jobs. Much of this growth is expected to be found among teachers; computer, mathematical, and operations research occupations; and health assessment treating occupations. Occupations with the largest projected job growth are concentrated in these four industry sectors--retail trade, business services, health services, and public and private education. Occupations requiring at least a bachelor's degree are concentrated in the professional specialty group. Fast-growing, high-paying jobs are computer engineers, systems analysts, and physician assistants. Large growth occupations are systems analysts, computer engineers, and teachers. High-paying growth occupations requiring postsecondary education are computer support specialists, paralegals, and therapists. Growth occupations that do not require postsecondary education include home health aides, retail salespersons, cashiers, and truck drivers. Nontraditional occupations for women tend to offer higher wages. Fast-growing, high-paying fields with women already in the majority are secondary school and special education teachers, registered nurses, and therapists. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Demand Occupations, Employed Women, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Employment Qualifications, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Nontraditional Occupations, Occupational Information
For full text: http://www.dol.gov/dol/wb/public/wb_pubs/hot2000.htm.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Note: Update of ED 409 486.