What do you tell your students?
October 2009
Career Services ~ Central Piedmont Community College © 2009
Section 1
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Determining a career’s outlook
How to choose a “secure” career
Factors impacting outlook
Section 2
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Statistical information on outlook: BLS
Stimulus, Green, and Technology Careers
Growth and troubled career fields
Resources
Presentation available : www.cpcc.edu/career
Students and Graduates > Presentations
Recession
forces many
workers to
seek entirely
new careers
Some jobs do
not exist yet
People will
change jobs
several times
Requires
lifelong
learning and
retraining to
remain
competitive
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“…in 2003, a quarter of today’s workforce is
in jobs that were not even listed among the
Census Bureau’s Occupation codes in 1967,
and technological change has only
accelerated since then.
Environmental-related occupations – which
are expected to experience tremendous
growth over the next decade – did not exist
in comparable data prior to 2000.”
 Executive Office of the President Council of Economic Advisors- Preparing
the Workers of Today for the Jobs of Tomorrow, July 2009
Be Passionate About Career Choice
Complete Career Assessments ~ Options
Create a Personal Career Plan
Monitor Factors Impacting Career
Plan to Excel in Your Field
Research the Career’s Outlook
•Occupational Outlook Handbook & O*Net
•Reliable Internet Sources: BLS, Moody’s, etc.
Professionals Currently in the Field
• Informational Interviewing
• Job Shadowing/Field Visits
Reality Test
• Volunteering
• Part Time Job or Temporary Job
• Internships/ Co-ops
Questions to ask:
◦ Easily automated?
◦ Can be outsourced?
◦ Amount of personal interaction required?
◦ Understanding cultural differences critical?
◦ Requires a high degree of collaboration?
◦ Degree of ambiguity and complexity?
◦ Amount of creativity and innovation
required?
Highly Repetitive
( Basic Accounting)
Broken down into
Small Manageable
Projects
(Software
Development)
Predictable & Well
Defined
(Order Clerks)
Turned into a
Routine
(Telemarketing)
Physical
Proximity to
Customer
Not
Important
( Phone Based
Tech Support)
End Customer
Already Moved
Offshore
( Semiconductor Sales)
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Continue to learn, retrain, develop professionally
Obtain a specialized skill/knowledge/tradeeducation beyond a HS diploma
Demonstrate creativity and innovation
Acquire trades/skills that require hands- on
presence with a person or object
Choose a career from the "safe" list of jobs
http://www.careerplanner.com/Career-Articles/Offshoring-Jobs.cfm
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Watch the factors and trends that affect jobs
Government
Policies ~
Legislation
• Stimulus Plan?
Healthcare plan?
• Cash for Clunkers?
Tax incentives?
• First Time Home Buyers? Interest Rates?
• Federal Reserve Policies?
• Digitalization of Health Records?
• Software changes require learning new skills
Technology
• Jobs disappear and new ones are created
• How will technological changes affect each
industry?
Graying of
America
Economic
Changes
• What services and products will
this growing population need?
• Many are remaining in the
workforce longer
• Home ownership, retirement
funds, financial uncertainty from
job loss, credit lending & mergers
• Global factors?
Increased percentage
of workers over 55
16.8% to 22.7%
Decrease in percentage
of younger workers
(ages 16 to 24)
12.7%
Changed since 2006?
To predict or spot a new trend, will it
 Save time
 Reduce cost
 Do things faster
 Make things easier to use
 Improve safety and reliability
 Lessen the impact on the environment
Visit futuristic links in resource section
Ask a professional currently in the field
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Statistical Data
Moody’s Economy.com Job Outlook
 Forecasted job growth for third-quarter 2009 through
second-quarter 2013
 Covers every state and 384 metro areas
 Broken down by fourteen industry sectors
 Updated monthly
(last update 9.29.09)
 Drill down for North Carolina and Charlotte
http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2009-02-06-new-jobsgrowth-graphic_N.htm
Manufacturing
(Except: aerospace,
drugs, green products)
Housing Related:
Real Estate
Investment banks
Architecture
Construction
(Except Stimulus Plan
& Green Jobs)
State and Local
Government
Decrease in tax
revenues
Discretionary
Spending
Restaurants
Retail (Holiday Jobs)
Tourism/Hospitality
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Stock clerks and order fillers
Cashiers, except gaming
Packers and packagers, hand
JOBS
File clerks
Farmers and ranchers
Order clerks
Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers
Machine setters & operators
Telemarketers
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating
workers
November 2007 Monthly Labor Review
Federal Jobs– watch stimulus money www.USAjobs.gov
Energy/Environmental – green collar careers, jobs related to oil and gas,
alternative energy and nuclear, global warming, sustainability professions
Healthcare -
Health services including medical assistants, physical therapists, physician
assistants, home health aides, medical records and health information technicians.
International Business - strong knowledge of other cultures, ability to
work in another country, business skills and Chinese language skills
Security - Police, port security specialists, international security experts,
homeland security, anti terrorists specialists .
Information Technology- Wireless network management,
database management, web design/specialists, programmers, IT security
Others- Sales Reps, pharmacists, headhunters, repo men, truck drivers,
collection agents, military/government jobs, engineering, low cost retail
and consumable essentials
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Public Accountants
CPA designation & public accounting experience
Senior-Level Administrator:
budgeting and project management
Lead Applications Developers:
manage software development teams & projects
Attorneys
bankruptcy, intellectual property, litigation, estate & tax planning
IRS
revenue agents, tax compliance officers, customer service
Counseling/Social Work
Education: teachers~ ESL, math and science
“…economy will likely emerge from the current
economic downturn with a job composition that
largely resembles the one of today[2008]”
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Growth: health care, education, transportation,
construction and production, distribution of
clean energy, aircraft equipment mechanic and
environmental engineering technician
Require workers with greater analytical and
interactive skills
~Executive Office of the President Council of Economic AdvisorsPreparing the Workers of Today for the Jobs of Tomorrow, July 2009
% Inc
% Inc
Network Systems Analysts
53
Substance Abuse Counselors 34.3
Personal & Home Care Aides
50.6
Skin Care Specialists
34.3
Home Health Aides
48.7
Financial Analysts
33.8
Computer Software Engineers
44.6
Human Service Assistants
33.6
Veterinary Technicians
41
Gaming Surveillance Officers 33.6
Personal Financial Advisors
41
Physical Therapist Assistants 32.4
Makeup
39.8
artists/theatrical/performance
Pharmacy Technicians
Medical Assistants
35.4
Forensic Science Technicians 30.7
Veterinarians
35
Dental Hygienists
-Bureau
of Labor Statistics
November 2007
Watch for new data Dec 2009
Changes?
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30.1
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Registered nurses
Retail salespersons
Customer service representatives
Combined food preparation and serving workers,
including fast food
Office clerks, general
Personal and home care aides
Similarities?
Home health aides
Postsecondary teachers
Janitors and cleaners
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks
300,000 health care jobs a year through 2016- Department of Labor
November 2007 Monthly Labor Review
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47% cited shortage
of qualified [skilled]
applicants – top
hiring challenge.
44% expect the
American Recovery
and Reinvestment
Act of 2009 to
create jobs.
Top 7 Future Areas
 Technology
 Customer Service
 Sales
 Marketing/Creative
 Business
Development
 Human Resources
 Accounting/Finance
Edge Report 9/2009 Robert Half International
Survey of 501 Hiring Managers
security topped the list of the
technology skills that are most
important to organizations
today: firewalls & data privacy
Wireless skills will
. Web-based technologies (such as
Web 2.0, SOA, software as a service,
rich Internet applications, and AJAX)
and specific programming languages
increase the most in
importance over the
next five years.
Web developers,
network administrators,
and information security
managers
Social
Security
Veteran
Affairs
FBI
Top Agencies Hiring Link
www.USAjobs.gov
FDA
Needs to hire more
than 270,000 workers
for
"mission-critical" jobs
10/2009 ~ 9/2012
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Medical and Public Health 54,114 PROJECTED HIRES
Physician (all disciplines), nursing, dietician/nutrition, occupational and
rehabilitation therapy, radiology, pharmacy, industrial hygiene and consumer safety.
Security and Protection 52,077 PROJECTED HIRES
Intelligence analysis, international relations, foreign affairs, security administration,
transportation security officer, park ranger, correctional officer and police officer.
Compliance and Enforcement 31,276 PROJECTED HIRES
Inspectors, investigators (including criminal), customs and border patrol and
protection, import specialist and customs inspection.
Legal 23,596
PROJECTED HIRES
Attorney, contact representative, paralegal, passport/visa examining and claims
examining/assistance.
Administration/Program Management
17,287 PROJECTED HIRES
Human resources, equal employment opportunity, management/program analysis,
telecommunications and a variety of clerical support activities.
October 2009 –September 2012
Construction of Roads, Bridges, Transit and Rural Broadband *
Construction Managers, Project managers, Civil engineers
Computer-aided Drafting Specialists, Telecommunications Engineers
Greater Oversight of Financial Markets
Compliance Accountants, Internal Auditors, Tax Accountants,
Government Regulators
Energy Independence
Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Power Grid Managers,
Biofuels Chemists, Sales and Marketing
Healthcare Modernization
Nurses, Information Technology Specialists, Bioinformatics
Specialists, Information Security Specialists, Software developers
Volunteerism and Community Involvement
Social Workers, Administrators, Translators
* “The nearly $1 billion in federal funds the N.C. Department of Transportation
received this year created nearly 1,300 jobs last month.”(9.24.09)
Charlotte Business Journal
Lists Organizations
by Name and
Project
www.ncrecovery.gov
http://www.recovery.gov
/Pages/home.aspx
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Dental Hygienists
Registered Nurses
Physical Therapist Assistants
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians
Respiratory Therapists
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Medical Records and Health Information Techs
Occupational Therapist Assistants
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
Environmental Engineering Technicians
Nuclear Medicine Technologists
Broadcast Technicians
~ 150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs, JIST Works, 2009
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“…occupations that require only an associate’s
degree or a post-secondary vocational award are
actually projected to grow slightly faster than
occupations requiring a bachelor’s degree or
more.”
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“Researchers have estimated that attending a
community college significantly increases earnings,
regardless of whether an individual completes a
degree…
the benefits are greatest for academic courses in
math and science as well as courses related to the
health professions and other technical fields.”
Executive Office of the President Council of Economic Advisors
Preparing the Workers of Today for the Jobs of Tomorrow, July 2009
Contribute to preserving/restoring environmental quality
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Helping to protect ecosystems and biodiversity
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Reducing energy, materials, and water consumption
through high-efficiency strategies
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De-carbonizing the economy
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Minimizing or avoiding the production of waste
and pollution
Majority will be transformed from existing jobs, requiring
a redefinition of skill sets, methods,
and occupational profiles
CPCC Center for Sustainability http://www.cpcc.edu/cfs
Jobs in 3 areas:
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Energy Efficiency –
Buildings and
Construction
Alternative Fuels &
Transportation
Renewable Energy
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Systems Technician
Green Designer and Architect
Skilled Energy-Efficient Construction Trade Worker such
as Carpenter, Electrician, Plumber
Resource Conservation/Efficiency Manager
Energy and Indoor Air Quality Auditor
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Operation
Maintenance Technician
Many of the jobs in the green building
sector will require the reorientation of
existing jobs.
Follow tax credits…
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Ethanol Plant and System Operator
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Ethanol Plant Technician
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Chemical Equipment Operator
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Electrical & Electronic Maintenance Mechanic
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Biodiesel Laboratory Technician
Solar
Energy
Jobs
Wind
Power
Jobs
• Solar PV System Installer
• Solar Thermal System Installer
• Sales Representatives/Estimator
• Site Surveyors/Assessor
• Solar Engineer/Designer
• Solar Installation Manager/Project Foreman
• Wind power installation (construction & transportation)
• Wind farm maintenance and operations
• Most of all, wind turbine manufacturing
College Graduates
Over age 25
High School
Graduates
• 4.1% February2009
• 8.3% for those with
only a HS diploma
► Impact ◄
• Big jump from
2.1% in 2008
if unemployment
rate remains high?
5% unemployment rate will return late 2017 if:
 7.2 million lost jobs are replaced
 100,000 jobs are added monthly to keep up
with population growth
 Job market returns to the 1990’s rapid pace
(2.15 million private-sector jobs added a year)
Joseph Seneca, Rutgers University Economist, 9.30.09
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/09/rutgers_study_says_it_could_ta.html
Jobs won’t return to prerecession levels
until 2013
End of 2019 puts unemployment at 5.75%
•~IHS Global Insight
•http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125470053662262957.html
•http://www.ihsglobalinsight.com/economicoutlookindex
Once the economy recovers…
• 57% of U.S. workers polled said they
would expect a raise, bonus or promotion
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1 in 5 employees expects to change
jobs
Rusty Rueff, Glassdoor.com career, October, 2009
http://www.reuters.com/article/GCAEconomy/idUSTRE5900XP20091001
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“45% of surveyed workers said they plan to
change employers, careers or industries when the
economy improves” The Edge Report Robert Half- September 2009
If this
happens,
what is the
impact on
job
openings?
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O Net Online http://online.onetcenter.org/ ( Green Economy Sector Jobs)
Occupational Outlook Handbook http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Executive Office of the President Council of Economic AdvisorsPreparing the Workers of Today for the Jobs of Tomorrow, July 2009
http://www.whitehouse.gov/assets/documents/Jobs_of_the_Future.pdf
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Build Your own Ladder~ 4 Secrets to Making Your Career Dreams Come True by Dr.
Tony Zeiss
NC Stimulus Plan http://www.ncrecovery.gov/RecoveryPlan/NCImpact.aspx
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Jobs in Demand - Jobs in Demand Programs and Classes at CPCC
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Job Profiles and Outlook - http://www.citytowninfo.com/employment
Sustainability Job Source - The N.C. Sustainable Energy Association
http://charlotte.bizjournals.com/charlotte/related_content.html?topic=The%20N.C.%20Sus
tainable%20Energy%20Association
American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 -- Increase in green jobs
States
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30991972
USA Today/HIS Global Insight Economic Outlook Index
(updated 9.25.2009)
http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/economic-outlook.htm
“…predicts a strong recovery in the last quarter of 2009
followed by a more gradual rebound
in the first part of 2010. “
Top Jobs for the Future
(date published?)
http://www.careerplanner.com/Career-Articles/Top_Jobs.cfm#TopJobs
Futuristic Site:Top 10 Forecasts for 2009 and Beyond
http://www.wfs.org/Sept-Oct08/Nov-Dec%20FUTURIST/topTen.htm
Business and Marketing Trends ~ Faith Popcorn
http://www.faithpopcorn.com
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Student Site/Internships
http://www.makingthedifference.org/index.shtml
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Where the Federal Jobs Are
http://data.wherethejobsare.org/wtja/home
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Clearinghouse of Federal Job Openings
www.usajobs.gov
Best Places to Work in Federal Government
http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/jobseekers/tips.php
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Top Careers of the Future on You Tube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNeIVqaIQeY&feature=related
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Green building: Jobs of the Future
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr0IAWO9lnk
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