Career Interests & Projected Job Openings
The five fastest-growing career fields based on 20082018 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: 20082018 projected job openings data are from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.