CareerBuilder Projects Fastest Growing Occupations Through 2017

This just in…CareerBuilder has released its projections in conjunction with Economic Modeling Specialists International (ESMI) for the fastest growing jobs over a five-year period by occupation, salary group and education level for the 52 largest metropolitan areas as well as the country itself.

The good news is the labor market looks bright and there’s significant growth in certain jobs that require a college education like health care, technology and energy.

The not-so-good news? Um, how shall we put this? Media is nowhere to be found on the list.

Overall, the U.S. workforce is anticipated to grow 4.4 percent through 2017. This is faster than growth from 2009 through 2013. It’s still less than the 5.8 growth from 2003 through 2007. And high wage occupations of $21.14 per hour and above are expected to grow faster than low wage ($13.83 and below) and medium wage occupations ($13.84 through $21.13).

Without further ado, here’s the list of the occupations they project to be the fastest growing:

Personal Care & Home Health Aides – 21%

Market Research Analysts & Marketing Specialists – 14%

Medical Secretaries – 14%

Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics – 13%

Software Developers (Systems & Applications) – 11%

Medical Assistants – 10%

Registered Nurses – 9%

Network & Computer Systems Administrators – 9%

Pharmacy Technicians – 9%

Landscaping & Groundskeeping Workers – 9%