Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tech, health seeing highest growth rates in job market
“Healthcare is, of course, the area that is the strongest, with the aging of the baby boomers,” says Jim Robson, a state economist with the Workforce Research and Analysis division of the Utah Department of Workforce Services.
“Baby boomers just started to retire last year. That big cohort will be retiring for the next 20 years. Even without them, the health/medical sector has been as strong as technology.”
The WRA, a 30-member unit, publishes a massive occupational projection report every two years.
The 2008-18 report, the most recent one published, shows health and tech jobs with the highest annual growth rates at 4 and 5 percent.
The 2010-20 report comes out next month, and Robson says that job trends aren’t expected to have changed. Standard Examiner