The 10 fastest-growing jobs from CNN Money

From CNN Business 2.0

By Owen Thomas, Business 2.0 Magazine online editor, and Rob Kelley, staff writer

May 3, 2006: 11:38 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) – If you’re looking for a job that’s here to stay, here’s a counterintuitive piece of advice: Look into tech. It’s one of several sectors on our list that is slated to see the sharpest job growth between now and 2014.

You may have heard the bad news about outsourcing, but not every tech job lends itself to the practice. And the most creative and difficult technical work is likely to remain here. Most importantly, retiring baby boomers will deplete the ranks of experienced tech workers, leaving openings for up-and-comers.

Besides technology, education and healthcare are fields that will also see tremendous growth, thanks to the retirement wave and an expanding population to teach and care for.And if you’re looking for a raise, think about this: According to economists, jobs that are the most in demand are also the ones that usually see the highest growth in income.

Money magazine’s best jobs in America (opens in a new window) .


Even thought this article was written in 2006, in the recent report the CoE for ICT published (ordering information here), Emerging Workforce Trends in Information and Computing Technology 2011 to 2018…: STEM Career Pathways for the Washington State Community and Technical College System, can confirm that these jobs are still very much in demand. The report details how students should prepare to enter these high-demand jobs, as well as how these jobs are adapting and creating new technological advances.  It also provides information on how community and technical colleges can prepare their students by providing examples of model programs.

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