Business Careers - Future Outlook
Management, business, and financial occupations:
Workers in management, business, and financial occupations plan and direct the activities of business, government, and other organizations.
Employment is expected to increase by 2.1 million, or 13.6 percent, by 2010.
Among managers, the numbers of computer and information systems managers and of public relations managers will grow the fastest,
by 47.9 and 36.3 percent, respectively.
General and operations managers will add the most new jobs, 363,000 by 2010.
Agricultural managers and purchasing managers are the only workers in this group whose numbers are expected to decline,
losing 325,000 jobs combined.
Among business and financial occupations, accountants and auditors and management analysts will add the most jobs, 326,000 combined.
Management analysts also will be one of the fastest growing occupations in this group, along with personal financial advisors, with job increases of 28.9 and 34 percent, respectively.
Sales and related occupations:
Sales and related workers transfer goods and services among businesses and consumers.
Sales and related occupations are expected to add 1.9 million new jobs by 2010, growing by 11.9 percent.
The majority of these jobs will be among retail salespersons and cashiers, occupations that will add almost 1 million jobs combined.
Office and administrative support occupations:
Office and administrative support workers perform the day-to-day activities of the office, such as preparing and filing documents, dealing with the public,
and distributing information. Employment in these occupations is expected to grow by 9.1 percent, adding 2.2 million new jobs by 2010.
Customer service representatives will add the most new jobs, 631,000.
Desktop publishers will be among the fastest growing occupations, growing 66.7 percent over the decade.
Order clerks, tellers, and insurance claims and policy processing clerks will be among the jobs with the largest employment losses.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics - Occupational Outlook Handbook 2003