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The 7 Fastest Growing Jobs And Where They Are Located. Duluth Makes The List!

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We all hear how tough the job market is but there are professions that will be growing in the near future.  If you are thinking of a going back to school or just considering a career change, here are the 7 fastest growing jobs and what part of the country you may have the best luck landing a job.  This is part of a national article, but Duluth is mentioned as a hot spot to land a job in an industry that made the list!

The Fastest-Growing Job: Biomedical Engineer

No profession has better prospects for the rest of the decade than biomedical engineering. Between 2008 and 2018, this occupation will add more than 11,000 jobs. That may only be a fraction of the number added to some of the other professions on this list, but it represents a 78% increase overall. And if you want to land a job in this field, your best bet may be to make your way to either Massachusetts or California. These two states not only have some of the most prominent engineering schools in the country including M.I.T and the University of California, San Diego, but as the data show, there are plenty of job opportunities once you graduate.

Cities Where These Jobs Are Concentrated

Santa Rosa-Petaluma, Calif.: 0.75 biomedical engineers for every 1,000 jobs (130 biomedical engineers in total)

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Mass.: 0.66 biomedical engineers for every 1,000 jobs (1,090 biomedical engineers in total)

Salt Lake City: 0.64 biomedical engineers for every 1,000 jobs (380 biomedical engineers in total)

2nd Fastest-Growing Job: Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts

These professionals are responsible for designing and testing the information technology systems used by businesses, and their services will only be more in demand in the future as the communications hardware and software continues to change and be improved upon. As a result, this profession is expected to add more than 150,000 jobs between 2008-2018, an increase of 53.4%. By and large, the BLS data show that most of those in this industry tend to be employed by computer systems design companies and the various telecommunications carriers and often work along the East Coast.

Cities Where These Jobs Are Concentrated

Tallahassee, Fla.: 6.63 analysts for every 1,000 jobs (1,070 analysts in total)

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Ark.-Mo.: 5.7 analysts for every 1,000 jobs (1,120 analysts in total)

Washington, D.C.: 5.67 analysts for every 1,000 jobs (13,050 analysts in total)

3rd Fastest-Growing Job: Home Health Aides

As with personal and home care aides, the home health aide occupation is expected to add 460,000 jobs between 2008-2018, an increase of 50%, at least in part because the population is getting older and will come to rely more and more on the care that these workers provide. But if you live in a city like Goldsboro, N.C., chances are you probably already know someone who works in this industry. That’s because home health aide positions account for nearly 1 in 20 jobs in this metropolitan area. Perhaps the fact that 13.7% of this area’s population is 65 or older, about a percent higher than the national average, has something to do with it.

Cities Where These Jobs Are Concentrated

Goldsboro, N.C.: 48.03 home health aides for every 1,000 jobs (2,060 home health aides in total)

Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas: 34.61 home health aides for every 1,000 jobs (4,280 home health aides in total)

Duluth, Minn.-Wisc.: 31.58 home health aides for every 1,000 jobs (3,850 home health aides in total)

 

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