New Jobs for the New Economy
In May, AccountingWEB ran a news story on The 10 Hottest Jobs For The Future as identified by the editors of Time Magazine in which bizarre job titles such as tissue engineer, pharmers and narrowcasters were introduced.
In the July 2000 print issue of Fast Company magazine, the editors have compiled their list of the more traditional fastest growing occupations and the largest number of declining occupations for the "New Economy."
- Computer engineers
- Computer support specialists
- Systems analysts
- Database administrators
- Desktop publishing specialists
- Paralegals and legal assistants
- Personal care and home health aides
- Medical assistants
- Social and human services assistants
- Physician's assistants
Among those occupations with the largest numerical job decline:
- Garment sewing machine operators
- Private household childcare workers
- Word processors and typists
- Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks
- Private household cleaners
- Farm workers
- Computer operators (except peripheral equipment operators)
- Textile machine operators
- Bank tellers
Any surprises on the list? According to the article, over 81,000 bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerk positions are going to dry up over the next 8 years, representing a decline of 4% of the total as of 1998.
You might just want to pull out that computer reference guide that's gathering dust on your shelf...
Follow this link to order a copy of July's Fast Company Magazine.
Voice of the Editor
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.