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Where the Jobs Are: Sector Breakdown

Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 9:41 PM ET

As bad as the job market may seem, some sectors are holding up better than others. Here's what companies are hiring, what types of jobs are available and in which states you'll find them. Click through to see all major sectors.

Sector: HEALTH CARE

• Health care will generate 3 million new wage and salary jobs between 2006 and 2016, more than any other industry.
• Most health care workers have jobs that require less than four years of college education.
• Wage and salary employment in the health care industry is projected to increase 22% through 2016, compared with 11% for all industries combined.
• The health care sector added 27,000 jobs in February alone.
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)


WHERE ARE THE JOBS IN HEALTH CARE?
(Source: Careerbuilder.com)

Top 10 States for Health Care Jobs
California
Texas
Florida
Pennsylvania
New York
Illinois
Ohio
North Carolina
Arizona
New Jersey

Types of Jobs
Health Management
Administration
Accounting
Pharmaceutical
Sales
Finance
Nurse
Marketing
Executive
Biotech

Top Companies Hiring
Bayada Nurses
Franciscan Medical Group
Sava Senior Care
Aegis Therapies
Golden Living Centers
Air National Guard
Sunrise Senior Living
Greystone Health Care
Quest Diagnostics
Kindred Healthcare

Financial Services

Sector: FINANCIAL SERVICES
Believe it or not, one of the industries hurting the most is still experiencing some job growth - but you need to know where to look.
• Employment for securities, commodities and financial services sales is expected to grow 25% between 2006 and 2016
• The median annual wage-and-salary earnings of securities, commodities, and financial services sales workers was $68,500 in May 2006.
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

WHERE ARE THE JOBS IN FINANCIAL SERVICES?
(Source: Careerbuilder.com)

Top 10 States for Financial Services Jobs
California
Texas
New York
Illinois
Florida
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Virginia
Ohio
Massachusetts

Types of Jobs
Accounting
Sales
Customer Service
Information Technology
Consultant
Marketing
Legal
Human Resources
Research
Admin / Clerical

Top Companies Hiring
Robert Half Finance
Wells Fargo
MetLife
Ernst & Young
Ajilon Professional
Edward Jones
First Command Financial
Chase
Fifth Third Bank
PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Government


Sector: GOVERNMENT

Austan Goolsbee, who's a member of the Council of Economic Advisors, as well as staff director and chief economist of the president’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, says the administration is confident that the $787 billion stimulus bill will “deliver what the President promised” in terms of job creation. Because the downturn is being felt everywhere, it was important the stimulus spanned the country delivering aid to every state and industry that has been affected by the recession.

Goolsbee says Americans will begin to see the fruits of the tax-relief portion of the stimulus bill beginning next month. Many states and municipalities will see assistance in the form of new jobs within “the next month or two,” he says. Finally, those big “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects that were at the core of the stimulus bill should get underway by the end of this year.

• With more than 1.8 million civilian employees, the federal government, excluding the Postal Service, is the nation’s largest employer.
• About 90% of federal employees work outside the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
• Management, business, and financial workers made up about 33% of Federal employment in 2006.
• Professional and related occupations accounted for about 33 percent of Federal employment in 2006.
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

WHERE ARE THE JOBS IN GOVERNMENT?
(Source: Careerbuilder.com)

Top Areas for Government Jobs
Washington DC
Maryland
Virginia

Types of Jobs
Special Agents
Security Guards
Engineers
Computer Scientists
Legal
Accounting & Finance
Telecommunications
Administrative/Clerical

Top Agencies Hiring
Census Bureau
National Security Agency
Treasury Department

Tech & Communication


Sector: TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATION

• Employment of computer and information systems managers is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2016.
• Employment in this group is expected to grow 16% through 2016
• Earnings for managers vary by specialty and level of responsibility. Median annual earnings of in May 2006 were $101,580.

WHERE ARE THE JOBS IN TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATION?
(Source: Careerbuilder.com)

Top 10 States for Tech/Communication Jobs
California
Texas
New York
Illinois
Virginia
Florida
New Jersey
Maryland
Pennsylvania
Ohio

Types of Jobs
Engineering
Sales
Customer Service
Telecommunications
Installation/Maintenance
Research
Training
Legal
Human Resources
Construction

Top Companies Hiring
Robert Half Technology
Air National Guard
Volt
Pomeroy IT Solutions Inc.
General Dynamics
U.S. Army
Lockheed Martin
Sears Roebuck
Booz Allen Hamilton
Quest Diagnostics

Education



Sector: EDUCATION

• Educational services employs about 13.3 million workers and is the country's second largest industry.
• The category's unemployment rate for February was 4%.
• Preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, and secondary school teachers, except special education, held about 4 million jobs in 2006.
• Employment of school teachers is expected to grow by 12% through 2016.
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

WHERE ARE THE JOBS IN EDUCATION?
(Source: Careerbuilder.com)

Top 10 States for Education Jobs
California
Florida
Texas
Pennsylvania
Illinois
New York
Ohio
New Jersey
Arizona
Maryland

Types of Jobs
Elementary School Teachers
Post-secondary Teachers
Childcare Workers
Substitute Teachers
Bilingual Teachers
Special Ed Teachers
Admin/Clerical
Marketing
Human Resources
Accounting

Top Companies Hiring
KinderCare Learning
Knowledge Learning
ITT Educational Services
La Petite Academy
Everest College
Kaplan Test Prep
Heald College
University of Phoenix
Concorde Career Colleges

Retail


Sector: RETAIL

• Sales and administrative support jobs account for 84% of employment in the industry.
• Clothing, accessory and general merchandise stores—one of the largest employers in the nation—had about 4.4 million wage and salary jobs in 2006.
• Many of the industry’s workers are young; 31% were under 24 years old in 2006, compared with about 14% for all industries
• The average hourly earnings of retail sales clerks at electronics and appliance stores was $16.97/hour
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

WHERE ARE THE JOBS IN RETAIL?
(Source: Careerbuilder.com)

Top 10 States for Retail Jobs
Texas
California
Florida
New York
Illinois
Pennsylvania
Ohio
Virginia
New Jersey
North Carolina

Types of Jobs
Sales
Management
Customer Service
Marketing
Business Development
Design
Accounting & Finance
Inventory
Warehouse

Top Companies Hiring
RadioShack
AT&T Wireless
Bed Bath and Beyond Inc.
CVS Caremark
Dollar General
Rent-A-Center Stores
Sears Roebuck & Co.
Monro Muffler/Brake
Family Dollar
Meineke Car Care Center

Construction

Sector: CONSTRUCTION

• In 2006, production or nonsupervisory workers in construction averaged $20.02 an hour, or about $781 a week
• About 65% of the companies employ fewer than 5 people
• Construction offers more opportunities than most other industries for individuals who want to own and run their own business. The 1.9 million self-employed and unpaid family workers in 2006 performed work directly for property owners or acted as contractors on small jobs, such as additions, remodeling, and maintenance projects.
• The average weekly and hourly wage in construction in 2006 was $781 and $20.02, respectively.
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

WHERE ARE THE JOBS IN CONSTRUCTION?
(Source: Careerbuilder.com)

Top 10 States for Construction Jobs
California
Texas
Florida
New York
Maryland
Pennsylvania
Arizona
Ohio
Virginia
Illinois

Types of Jobs
Engineering
Management
Installation/Maintenance
Sales
Design
Accounting
Finance
Consultant
Customer Service
Information Technology

Top Companies Hiring
Zachry Construction Corp
U.S. Army
Air National Guard
Sears Home Improvement
Johnson Controls
The Shaw Group
Integrated Electrical
Xcel
Mobile Mini
Tetra Tech

Manufacturing

Sector: MANUFACTURING

• This sector includes food, beverage, tobacco, textiles, apparel, wood, paper, petroleum product manufacturing and more
• The average wage is $18.10/hour
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

WHERE ARE THE JOBS IN MANUFACTURING?
(Source: Careerbuilder.com)

Top 10 States for Manufacturing Jobs
California
Texas
Illinois
Pennsylvania
New York
New Jersey
Florida
Ohio
North Carolina
Wisconsin

Types of Jobs
Engineering
Skilled Labor/Trades
Information Technology
Sales
Distribution/Shipping
Design
Accounting
Finance
Consultant
Biotech

Top Companies Hiring
Air National Guard
Volt
Coca-Cola Enterprises
Vought Aircraft
Kelly Engineering

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