Career Interests & Projected Job Openings

Graph reads: In 2010, Education was projected to be one of the five fastest-growing career fields, accounting for 16% of all job openings in 2018. About 9% of all ACT-tested 2010 high school graduates indicated a career interest in Education.
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The five fastest-growing career fields based on 2008–2018 annual projected job openings account for 53% of the demand for jobs requiring at least a 2-year degree. The percentage of 2010 high school graduates interested in careers in these fields was less than the projected demand.

For Computer/Information Specialties, Community Services, and Marketing/Sales, the projected demand was from 2.3 to 5.5 times the potential supply. For Education and Management fields, the projected demand was 1.8 and 1.3 times the potential supply, respectively.

Note: 2008–2018 projected job openings data are from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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