Whether it’s Longmeadow, Springfield, Worcester, Boston or Cambridge, it’s important to know where the jobs are. Which industries are still growing? What jobs are expected to be in demand?
Through the year 2016, the areas of Health Care and Social Assistance and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services are said to be two of the 20 fastest growing industries in Massachusetts. Let’s look at a few of the top 20 on the list of Fastest Growing Industries, 2006-2016.
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services comes in as number one with an expected growth through 2016 of 53%. In Management Consulting, you will find positions such as management analysts, emergency management specialists, document management specialists, risk management specialists, security management specialists, human resource managers, market research analysts and industrial engineers, just to name a few. There are currently over 800 various occupations that fit under the umbrella of the Management Consulting industry.
In Scientific Consulting, you have environmental scientists and specialists, computer and information scientists, market research analysts, animal scientists, political scientists, biological technicians, bioinformatics scientists, agricultural engineers and physicists.
Technical Consulting involves individuals such as sales representatives for wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products, registered nurses, geological sample technicians, technical writers, computer support specialists, computer software engineers (systems software), school psychologists, marine engineers, and actuaries.
The industry ranked second is that of Individual and Family services with positions such as marriage and family therapists, child, family and school social workers, mental health counselors, family and general practitioners, mental health and substance abuse social workers, counseling psychologists, home economics teachers (postsecondary), health educators, eligibility interviewers for government programs, and middle school and secondary school teachers (except special and vocational education).
Number three is the Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing industry. Positions in demand include preventive medicine physicians, nuclear medicine physicians, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, sports medicine physicians, pharmacy technicians, naturopathic physicians, biochemists and biophysicists, chemical engineers and production workers.
With the Health Care industry as one of the top two growing industries, almost 800 different occupations occupy themselves under this industry. With a rank of number four, home health care services offers the following occupational opportunities: medical and health service managers, personal and home care aides, home health aides, medical and public health social workers, mental health counselors, licensed practical, vocational and registered nurses, medical records and health information technicians, dietitians and nutritionists, skin care specialists, maids and housekeeping cleaners, managers, epidemiologists, medical assistants, and hospitalists. The list goes on.
Numbers five through ten on the top growing industries list are computer systems design and related services, residential care facilities, software publishers, other educational services and scientific research and development services.
Number eleven is the warehousing and storage industry. Not many people think of this area as an industry, but with openings such as data warehousing specialists, stock clerks-stockrooms, warehouse and storage yard, shipping, receiving and traffic clerks, supply chain managers, industrial truck and tractor operators, tank car, truck and ship loaders, general and operations managers, weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers and logistics managers, this industry employees individuals from those with high school diplomas to PhD’s all within the same industry.
With rankings of 12 through 20 in order of projected growth, the industries listed contain waste management and remediation services, child day care services, other professional, scientific, and technical services, internet and other information services, outpatient, laboratory and other ambulatory care services, architectural, engineering, and related services, office administrative services, amusement, gambling, and recreation industries, accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services and private hospitals.
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