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9 Jobs Expected to Increase in Demand

Are you interested in jobs with growth potential?  Depending on your interest(s), there are opportunities to find employment, according to new information from  If you are a college student or recent graduate, this could mean more entry level jobs; for job seekers as a whole, there are potentially more positions to compete for.  In addition, these jobs may provide job security.

Here are nine jobs and their expected growth from 2010 to 2020, as forecasted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Registered Nurses – Expected growth rate: 26%
  • Retail Sales – Expected growth rate: 17%
  • Home health aides, personal and home care aides – Expected growth rate: 70%
  • Office Clerks  – Expected growth rate: 17%
  • Food Preparation workers and servers – Expected growth rate: 10%
  • Customer service representatives – Expected growth rate: 16%
  • Drivers of heavy trucks and tractor-trailer rigs – Expected growth rate: 21%
  • Laborers and movers of freight, stock and material – Expected growth rate: 15%
  • Postsecondary teachers – Expected growth rate: 17%


Registered nurses 

Registered nurses hold most of the jobs of health care. Of the 2.6 million RN positions, about 60 percent are in hospitals. The typical educational paths to this career are a bachelor’s degree, an associate degree or a diploma from an approved nursing program.

RNs’ responsibilities include recording patients’ medical histories and symptoms, helping perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operating medical equipment, administering treatment and medications, and assisting with patient follow-up and rehabilitation.

Expected growth rate: 26 percent.  Continue reading . . .


Article by Carole Fleck and courtesy of

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