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Occupations... What's Hot and What's Not

Posted by Mike Boelter on July 15, 2015

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HealthcareI recently browsed several websites dedicated to job searches and occupations with fast growing futures. After narrowing my search to the Wisconsin area, I was quite surprised as to what I had found. The data challenged my paradigm, quite frankly, as to what I thought about the fastest growing occupations. This is what I gathered:

Occupational opportunity of 25% or more growth (up to 45%) did not only reside in the IT or high-tech worlds, but also in the industrial and healthcare skills marketplace. Nursing and health specialties continue with upwards of 30% or more job opportunities in 2016. Medical Secretaries and Nurse Practitioners continued strong with about 27% more jobs predicted for the coming year. In 2015, there are 47,290 jobs open for Personal Care Aides and next year, a predicted 59,760 positions—a 26% growth.

Within that high-tech world, avionics and aerospace are strong with about a 37.5% job growth expectation with skilled manufacturing trades staying strong at about 25-27% growth rates.

Given that “high-tech” or the skilled technical positions continue in a strong growth mode, it is my observation that all of these jobs, in whatever category and/or discipline, demands of its labor-force talent a high degree of competency in computer skills, mathematics, and strong written and oral skill sets. All demand the discipline of education, the confidence derived from creative thinking and the required commitment in learning and exceeding expectations within one’s craft.

In these observations, words like teamwork, tenacity, flexibility, commitment and work continuity present themselves as a constant for sustained achievement. The employment market is open to those who seek to participate in it. All good and all within reach!

At Goodwill TalentBridge, we offer job seekers the opportunity to be placed in many of the growing fields I noted above. Learn more about how we can you, here.

Source: Staffing Industry Analysts

Written by Mike Boelter

Mike brings over 30 years of experience in the staffing industry to his role, as Vice President of TalentBridge. Mike’s strong background in management, sales and development, combined with his established network, has allowed him to effectively introduce TalentBridge to area business and community leaders. Mike’s role in connecting our service offering with Goodwill’s Workforce Development mission has been the cornerstone in establishing TalentBridge as a talent acquisition partner of choice to many of the area’s leading employers. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mike attended St. Francis De Sales High School and St. Francis College where he received his degree.
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