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Original article URL: http://bridgemi.com/2013/12/hot-job-prospects-of-the-future/

Economy & competitive position

Hot job prospects of the future

These Michigan jobs are expected to be most in demand over the next decade at each education level, from high school to graduate school.

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retail

High School or less

Description 2023 Jobs Projected openings over next decade % Change total jobs from 2013 Avg. Hourly Earnings
Retail salespersons 139,708 49,491 4.7% $11.96
Cashiers 94,984 45,955 1.1% $9.93
Waiters and waitresses 74,447 41,370 5.9% $9.56
Food prep/servers 100,679 37,083 10.4% $8.89
Office clerks, general 128,798 31,170 6.7% $14.21
licensed-nurse

Training certificate

Description 2023 Jobs Projected openings over next decade % Change total jobs from 2013 Avg. Hourly Earnings
Nursing assistants 60,519 14,909 13.5% $12.38
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 22,860 9,254 17.8% $20.71
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 22,800 7,280 3.4% $18.87
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 22,722 6,356 2.0% $10.86
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 12,618 4,387 2.0% $17.75
registered-nurse

Associate’s degree

Description 2023 Jobs Projected openings over next decade % Change total jobs from 2013 Avg. Hourly Earnings
Registered nurses 109,128 35,085 17.7% $31.12
Computer user support specialists 21,601 7,159 7.8% $22.47
Preschool teachers, except special education 10,140 3,762 10.4% $15.85
Dental hygienists 10,363 3,184 12.9% $29.33
Radiologic technologists 8,576 2,483 16.4% $25.30
teacher

Bachelor’s degree

Description 2023 Jobs Projected openings over next decade % Change total jobs from 2013 Avg. Hourly Earnings
Elementary school teachers, except special education 38,047 11,251 8.6% $29.37
General and operations managers 50,713 11,062 -0.1% $51.91
Mechanical engineers 28,613 10,691 -2.3% $41.44
Accountants and auditors 34,604 10,303 8.2% $32.60
Secondary school teachers, except special and career/Technical education 22,402 7,133 3.0% $29.20
social-worker

Master’s degree

Description 2023 Jobs Projected openings over next decade % Change total jobs from 2013 Avg. Hourly Earnings
Healthcare social workers 5,658 2,334 23.9% $25.28
Clergy 7,601 2,224 13.8% $22.60
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 6,461 2,162 4.4% $42.48
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 5,418 2,044 17.9% $21.12
Occupational therapists 5,115 1,824 21.5% $33.04
prpf

PhD or higher

Description 2023 Jobs Projected openings over next decade % Change total jobs from 2013 Avg. Hourly Earnings
Postsecondary teachers 50,459 11,119 6.5% $33.71
Lawyers 18,998 5,001 2.9% $51.29
Pharmacists 11,073 3,885 11.4% $54.78
Physicians and surgeons, all other 12,512 3,633 7.9% $83.33
Physical therapists 9,874 2,991 23.8% $37.93

5 comments from Bridge readers.Add mine!

  1. Tom

    Wow! stand back everyone. I’m sure these jobs will just boost the consumer economy by 20 fold… Why for $9.93 an hr. in 2023 I bet they’ll be able to get a half loaf of bread… Oh, and pay $4,500 a yr for health ins…

  2. Jeff Salisbury

    United States employment as estimated in 2012, is divided into 79.7% in the service sector, 19.2% in the industry sector and 1.1% in the agriculture sector. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_the_United_States#Employment_by_sector

  3. Cindy

    If these are truly the hot job prospects of the future, we’re in deep trouble. These are not living wage jobs, The corporations will continue to receive
    their govt subsidies and these workers will be on food stamps and welfare assistance. A very sorry looking future indeed. We can do better!!

  4. Dana

    It’s a rather confusing format to have to click the image to see jobs that require education beyond a high school diploma.

    Having just lived in Michigan for a few years, I think that the state’s higher-than-average salaries of the middle class of the past is not attainable here or anywhere, and it’s a big realization for many.

    Also these are jobs for the masses. Typically, a specialty or interest in an unique area will make one more valuable to an organization. For example, here’s a associate degree that recent grads have been offered starting salaries between $40K and $50K, but photonics is not listed above … because it’s not for the masses.
    http://www.baker.edu/news/read/baker-college-of-flint-to-use-nsf-grant-to-fast-forward-new-photonics-laser/

  5. Librarian

    What is the source of this data?

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