Career Interests & Projected Job Openings
The five fastest-growing career fields based on 200818 annual projected job openings account for 56% of the demand for jobs calling for at least a 2-year degree. The percentage of 2011 ACT-tested high school graduates interested in careers in these fields was less than the projected demand.
In all five fields, the projected demand was nearly twice that of the potential supply, or more. In Marketing/Sales and Computer/Information Specialties fields, the projected demand was substantially greater than the potential supply.
Note: 20082018 projected job openings data are from the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.