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CareerBuilder Unveils 15 Top Jobs for Younger Workers as it Kicks Off a Month Long Initiative to Help Students Find Their Calling
[March 02, 2017]

CareerBuilder Unveils 15 Top Jobs for Younger Workers as it Kicks Off a Month Long Initiative to Help Students Find Their Calling


CHICAGO and ATLANTA, March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- What do I want to do with my life? It is one of the most pressing and often overwhelming questions for America's youth —and CareerBuilder is working to help them find the answer. Today, CareerBuilder launched Find Your Calling Month, a nationwide initiative taking place throughout March that encourages students to discover possible career and education paths and get them excited about the future.

CareerBuilder research shows that nearly 1 in 4 high school students pick their career based on something they saw on TV or in a movie1, and that 33 percent of full-time workers regret the college major they chose.2 As college debt rises, the skills gap widens and a significant number of workers fall prone to unemployment or underemployment, it is important to start educating students early about their options. 

CareerBuilder's month-long initiative centers around its free national website FindYourCalling.com, which enables students to instantly view a wide range of careers based on their individual interests. Students can see job growth projections, salary ranges, companies hiring, educational programs and more, and can easily share that information on social media to get their friends to discover their own career paths as well. The initiative also enlists schools throughout the country to host Find Your Calling days and encourages parents and businesses to participate.

In conjunction with Find Your Calling month, CareerBuilder is releasing a series of studies that provide surprising insights into labor market and hiring trends. Today's release focuses on top occupations for younger workers based on jobs that are growing quickly, pay a good wage and have a solid concentration of workers ages 19 to 24.



Occupation

Number of 2017 jobs

Growth in jobs from 2013 to 2017

Average hourly earnings

Percentage of workers employed who are ages 19-24

Social Science Research Assistants

29,494

5%

$21.96

28%

Coaches and Scouts

233,107

7%

$19.50

22%

Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors

68,590

5%

$25.90

22%

Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health

35,352

7%

$22.28

20%

Forensic Science Technicians

15,033

12%

$29.04

18%

Camera Operators, TV, Video and Motion Picture

20,616

7%

$27.85

15%

Physical Therapist Assistants

87,426

13%

$26.59

15%

Biological Technicians

76,615

5%

$21.77

14%

Film and Video Editors

30,073

18%

$38.89

13%

Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers

27,818

7%

$19.12

13%

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

656,896

7%

$19.65

12%

Surgical Technologists

106,195

7%

$22.17

11%

Sound Engineering Technicians

15,755

8%

$29.87

11%

Public Relations Specialists

240,660

7%

$31.66

9%

Web Developers

142,682

19%

$34.09

8%


 

"There is a world of opportunity open to younger workers in business, technical and creative fields," said Rosemary Haefner, chief human resources officer at CareerBuilder. "When choosing a potential career, you want to ask yourself two questions: 1) What am I passionate about? and 2) Does data show that this occupation is growing and pays well? The more informed you are about your options and what it takes to get to where you want to be, the better the outcome."

The study is based on data from Emsi, CareerBuilder's labor market analysis arm, which pulls information from nearly 100 national, state and local employment resources.

1 CareerBuilder's nationwide survey of 210 high school seniors conducted by Harris Poll, June 2015
2 CareerBuilder's nationwide survey of 2,851 full-time workers conducted by Harris Poll, June 2016

About CareerBuilder®
CareerBuilder is a global, end-to-end human capital solutions company focused on helping employers find, hire and manage great talent. Combining advertising, software and services, CareerBuilder leads the industry in recruiting solutions, employment screening and human capital management. It also operates top job sites around the world. Owned by TEGNA Inc. (NYSE:TGNA), Tribune Media (NYSE:TRCO) and McClatchy (NYSE:MNI), CareerBuilder and its subsidiaries operate in the United States, Europe, South America, Canada and Asia. For more information, visit www.careerbuilder.com.

Media Contact:                                                                      
Jennifer Grasz
773-527-1164
jennifer.grasz@careerbuilder.com
http://www.twitter.com/CareerBuilderPR

 

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SOURCE CareerBuilder


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