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The Great Recession’s Impact on Unemployment

The Great Recession changed everything.  Read The Atlantic’s article “The Terrifying Reality of Long-Term Unemployment” on April 13, 2013, detailing how employment and unemployment may have permanently changed as a result of the Great Recession.

What does this mean for the unemployed? Job seekers? Are people just starting their career? Or parents trying to help their children prepare for the real world?

It means that we have to use as many tools as possible to understand the labor market and where the jobs are. We need to do research on the fastest-growing occupations or the discover occupations with the most openings.

Fastest-Growing Occupations in Alaska

I’ve done some preliminary research on the fastest-growing occupations in Alaska. Below is the list of Fastest-Growing Occupations in Alaska as projected by Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development as cited by CareerOneStop.org, is sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. Hopefully, this market research will help guide you as you look for your next job.

Fastest-Growing Occupations for Job Seekers with Some High School

Below are the occupations with a typical entry-level education of “some high school” that are projected to grow the fastest during the 2008-2018 period. Click on the image to view the larger image of the Top 25 Fastest-Growing Occupations for people with ” some high school” education.

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Fastest-Growing Occupations for Job Seekers with a High School Degree

Below are the occupations with a typical entry-level education of a “high school degree” that are projected to grow the fastest during the 2008-2018 period. Click on the image to view the larger image of the Top 25 Fastest-Growing Occupations for people with a “high school” education.

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Fastest-Growing Occupations for Job Seekers with Some College

These are the occupations with a typical entry-level education of “some college” that are projected to grow the fastest during the 2008-2018 period.  Click on the image to view the larger image of the Top 25 Fastest-Growing Occupations for people with “some college” education.

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Fastest-Growing Occupations for Job Seekers with a Two-Year/Associate’s Degree

These are the occupations with a typical entry-level education of an “associate’s degree” that are projected to grow the fastest during the 2008-2018 period. Click on the image to view the larger image of the Top 25 Fastest-Growing Occupations for people with an “associate’s degree” education.

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Fastest-Growing Occupations for Job Seekers with a Four-Year/Bachelor’s Degree

These are the occupations with a typical entry-level education of a “bachelor’s degree” that are projected to grow the fastest during the 2008-2018 period. This does not mean these are the occupations with the most openings. Click on the image to view the larger image of the Top 25 Fastest-Growing Occupations for people with a “bachelor’s degree” education.

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Fastest-Growing Occupations for Job Seekers with a Master’s Degree

These are the occupations with a typical entry-level education of a “master’s degree or higher” that are projected to grow the fastest during the 2008-2018 period. This does not mean these are the occupations with the most openings. Click on the image to view the larger image of the Top 25 Fastest-Growing Occupations for people with a “master’s degree” education.
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Terms

  • Employment is the number of jobs in this occupation. The employment projection period is from 2008 to 2018. Read more about state employment projections.
  • Percent change is the expected job growth for this occupation.
  • The estimate for Job Openings includes both turnovers that result from people who leave the profession(e.g. quit, retire, death) and new jobs created. Read more about Job Openings
  • Earnings symbols show average wages for that occupation. The latest available earnings data are from 2008. Read more about salary data.
  • Typical Education is the level of education that most workers need to enter the occupation. Read more about the education and training classification system.

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