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Big Job Gaining Industries In The Next Decade

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The past decade was a rough one for the job market, adding just half a million net jobs. 

Despite the current high employment rate, these ten industries will see job growth over the next few years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics which recently released its projections of what the job market will look like from 2008-2018.

Here are the ten industries that will see the greatest growth in jobs.

Posted Jan. 11, 2010


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10. Full-service restaurants

Total job change (2008-2018): +343,000


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9. Nursing-care facilities

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Total job change (2008-2018): +394,000


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8. Services for the elderly and persons with disabilities

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Total job change (2008-2018): +431,000


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7. Home health care services

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Total job change (2008-2018): +441,000


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6. Local government (excludes education and hospitals)

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Total job change (2008-2018): +487,000


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5. Employment services

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Total job change (2008-2018): +600,000


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4. Other general merchandise stores

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Total job change (2008-2018): +607,000


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3. Computer systems design and related services

Total job change (2008-2018): +656,000


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2. Offices of physicians

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Total job change (2008-2018): +772,000


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1. Management, scientific and technical consulting services

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Total job change (2008-2018): +835,000


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