OCCUPATIONAL TRENDS

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RESEARCH EXAMINES THE CREDENTIALS GAP

A data study by Burning Glass Technologies finds employers now requiring more workers in some middle skill occupations to have a bachelors degree even though skill requirements have not changed. This could have major implications for career ladders, applicant supply, and credentialing. (Burning Glass Careers in Focus, 2014)


WORKER CAREER PLANNING

Survey results show different perceptions of employer/employee responsibilities and how recommended practices can improve advancement and change. (Forbes Leadership blog 9/29/2014)


HEALTH CARE JOBS PROVIDING EXCELLENT CAREER LADDERS

A new study emphasizes the increasing mobility opportunities for lower skilled workers to move into better paying positions requiring higher education in this expanding industry. (USA Today, July 24, 2014).


STEM AND HEALTH CAREERS BEST

Four years after graduation, the highest salaries were experienced by those majoring in the engineering and computer science fields while health care majors had the lowest unemployment, according to a definitive government study. (USA Today, July 8, 2014).


JOBS IN MANUFACTURING

The manufacturing industry offers good employment opportunities and benefits in certain sectors for those with the right training according to a recent comprehensive study by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (Occupational Outlook Quarterly, summer 2014).


RETIREMENT CAREERS SERVING THOSE "AGING IN PLACE"

Recent retirees are finding self employment and part time jobs helping the elderly in such fields as financial planning, personal drivers, personal assistant, massage therapist, senior fitness trainer, nutritionist, transportation guide, handyman, and caterer. (New York Times, March 7, 2014).


NEW GOVERNMENT JOB FORECASTS.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics report for 2012-2022 expects sizable job openings for clerical, medical, food service, sales, transportation and education workers. Detailed information about labor force, industries, and specific occupations are shown. [Occupational Outlook Quarterly winter 2013].

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Occupational Trends

RETIREMENT CAREERS SERVING THOSE "AGING IN PLACE"

Recent retirees are finding self employment and part time jobs helping the elderly in such fields as financial planning, personal drivers, personal assistant, massage therapist, senior fitness trainer, nutritionist, transportation guide, handyman, and caterer. (New York Times, March 7, 2014).

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These briefs identify articles of national significance from reliable sources that can be accessed for further information. NCDA does not guarantee these briefs. Members may submit briefs - click here for the Submission Form. For submission questions or help accessing sources, contact Charles Lehman 
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