Looking to get a HOT JOB?
CareerBuilders says this;
Total employment is expected to increase by 15.3 million jobs during the 2008-18 decade, according to the most recent employment projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Job openings from replacement needs (when workers retire or otherwise leave their jobs) are projected to be more than double the number of openings due to economic growth.
Here are the top 13 of 30 jobs that will add the most workers in 2008-2018, according to the BLS.
1. Registered nurses
2008 employment: 2.62 million
2018 employment: 3.2 million
Minimum education or training: Associate degree- my input- this job sucks! do it while you are young.
2. Home health aides
2008 employment: 922,000
2018 employment: 1.38 million
Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training- make beds and give baths…
3. Customer service representatives
2008 employment: 2.25 million
2018 employment: 2.65 million
Minimum education or training: Moderate-term on-the-job training (learn how to be rude or deal with the rude)
4. Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food
2008 employment: 2.7 million
2018 employment: 3.09 million
Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training- explains a lot about the service….
5. Personal and home care aides
2008 employment: 817,000
2018 employment: 1.19 million
Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training- not sure why you’d need one if you can have the CNA
6. Retail salespeople
2008 employment: 4.49 million
2018 employment: 4.86 million
Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training, make minimum wage for standing on your feet.
7. Office clerks, general
2008 employment: 3.02 million
2018 employment: 3.38 million
Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training- that’s what they say…I say there are plenty of college grads happy to have this one.
8. Accountants and auditors
2008 employment: 1.29 million
2018 employment: 1.57 million
Minimum education or training: Bachelor’s degree- would ya want to deal with the IRS?
9. Nursing aides, orderlies and attendants
2008 employment: 1.47 million
2018 employment: 1.75 million
Minimum education or training: Post-secondary vocational award- again…lots of bed making, sponge baths, butt wiping….
10. Post-secondary teachers
2008 employment: 1.69 million
2018 employment: 1.96 million
Minimum education or training: Doctoral degree- not so pretty if you live in Cal. or Ill. where there is a budget crisis and you won’t be getting any kind of a raise.
11. Construction laborers
2008 employment: 1.25 million
2018 employment: 1.5 million
Minimum education or training: Moderate-term on-the-job training- like back pain?
12. Elementary school teachers, except special education
2008 employment: 1.55 million
2018 employment: 1.79 million
Minimum education or training: Bachelor’s degree- great work for a mom!
13. Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer
2008 employment: 1.79 million
2018 employment: 2.03 million
Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training- can you say hemorrhoids?
So what happens when you’ve worked all your life, you get old and you still want to work?
More specifically, if you are in the ‘World’s Oldest Profession”
Here is something you don’t see everyday…
This is actually an amazing story done by VBSTV on the Casa Xochiquetzal (The House of the Beautiful Flowers). This is a retirement home for older prostitutes in Tepito, Mexico. The house has a minimum age requirement of 60 and can accommodate up to 45 women. Right now, there are only 23 retired ladies of the night living there. Most of the women continue to work and there are still people who want to pay to have sex with them. This woman says she has safe sex only.
Are you ‘older’ and looking for a job (not the one above)?
AARP Says this-
One of the biggest obstacles for older workers is that they may be overqualified for jobs they’re applying to. So, whittle down your resume to what’s really important.
- Focus on the last ten years, money earned for the company, costs eliminated or time saved. Don’t talk at length about your vast experience.
- Leave off school graduation dates.
- Don’t start your resume with dates and leave off the date you graduated from high school or college.
- Fill work gaps with volunteering and consulting.
- Try to avoid gaps in your work history too.
- To make up for long gaps, consider volunteering or doing some pro-bono consulting work.
- Join professional associations, subscribe to trade journals and keep up with innovations and developments in your field as much as possible.
Are you a ‘Stay at Home Mom’?
Nearly one-quarter of all married-couple families in the USA had a stay-at-home mom in 2007, according to a U.S. Census. The Census defines “stay-at-home mother” as one with a child under 15 who stays home to care for children while her spouse was in the labor force all 52 weeks the previous year.
•More stay-at-home mothers had an infant: 28%, compared with 21% of other mothers; 57% of stay-at-home mothers had a child under 5, compared with 43% of other mothers.
•Stay-at-home mothers had less education: 19% had less than a high school degree, vs. 8% of other mothers; 32% of stay-at-home moms had at least a bachelor’s degree, compared with 38% of the others.
And of course…the most important Job advice…(click on them to enlarge)