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."

The winners:

  • 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:

  • Farmers
  • 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.


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