- Improving College & Career Readiness
- About This Report
- College Readiness
- Educational/Career Aspirations
- Access & Preparation
- Academic Performance
- Academic Achievement & Academic Behaviors
- Looking Back at the Class of 2011
- Policies & Practices to Increase Readiness
- 2012 ACT National and State Scores
Career Interests & Projected Job Openings
The five fastest-growing career fields based on 201020 annual projected job openings account for 55% of the demand for jobs calling for at least a 2-year degree. The percentage of 2012 ACT-tested high school graduates interested in careers in these fields was less than the projected demand.
In three fieldsEducation, Computer/Information Specialties, and Marketing/Salesthe projected demand was more than twice the potential supply.
Note: 20102020 projected job openings data are from the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Percent of 2012 ACT-Tested High School Graduates with Career Interests and Projected 2020 Annual Job Openings by Career Field
Graph reads: In 2012, Education was projected to be one of the five fastest-growing career fields, accounting for 17% of all job openings in 2020. About 7% of all 2012 ACT-tested high school graduates indicated a career interest in Education.
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