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What new things will do in 2008? An expected big change in 2008 is employment. The employment rate is expected to increase by 15.6 million jobs during the 2006-16 decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Almost all of this growth will occur in the service-providing sector, which will account for 75 percent of all jobs in 2016. Professional service occupations are projected to grow just as quickly, accounting for more than six out of ten new jobs created throughout 2006-2016. If one of the changes you would like to make is a new career consider one of these Hot Careers for the future.


Network systems and data communications analysts

  • 2006 employment: 262,000
  • 2016 projection: 402,000
  • Percent growth: 53.4
  • Salary range: $46,360 or more
  • Education/training: Bachelorís degree

 Computer software engineers, applications

  • 2006 employment: 507,000
  • 2016 projection: 733,000
  • Percent growth: 44.6
  • Salary range: $46,360 or more
  • Education/training: Bachelorís degree

Veterinary technologists and technicians

  • 2006 employment: 71,000
  • 2016 projection: 100,000
  • Percent growth: 41
  • Salary range: $21,260 - $30,560
  • Education/training: Associate degree

Personal financial advisor

  • 2006 employment: 176,000
  • 2016 projection: 248,000
  • Percent growth: 41
  • Salary range: $46,360 or more
  • Education/training: Bachelorís degree

Makeup artists, theatrical and performance

  • 2006 employment: 2,000
  • 2016 projection: 3,000
  • Percent growth: 39.8
  • Salary range: $30,630 - $46,300
  • Education/training: Vocational degree

Medical assistant 

  • 2006 employment: 417,000
  • 2016 projection: 565,000
  • Percent growth: 35.4
  • Salary range: $21,260 - $30,560
  • Education/training: Moderate on-the-job training

Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors

  • 2006 employment: 83,000
  • 2016 projection: 112,000
  • Percent growth: 34.3
  • Salary range: $30,630 - $46,300
  • Education/training: Bachelorís degree

Skin care specialists

  • 2006 employment: 38,000 
  • 2016 projection: 51,000 
  • Percent growth: 34.3 
  • Salary range: $21,260 - $30,560 
  • Education/training: Postsecondary vocational award

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