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  1. Planning Your Career and Education Chapter 5

  2. Employment Trends of the Future Keep up with what is happening in the world so that your career does not become obsolete. Bureau of Labor Statistics California Career Resource Network

  3. Learn About Employment Trends • The Internet • Newspaper • News Programs • Current Magazines • Government Statistics and Publications

  4. Careers and Trends through the Generations

  5. Baby Boomers, Generation X, the Millennials and the New Generation Z A Talk for Generation &- Video

  6. Baby Boomers • Born between 1946 and 1964 • Four out of every ten adults today • The population is getting older • How will the Baby Boom generation affect careers of the future?

  7. Generation X • Born between 1965 and 1977

  8. Advantages of Generation X • More highly educated • Greater demand for skilled workers • Computer literate • Good work ethic • As Baby Boomers retire, more job opportunities

  9. The New Millennials or Gen Y • Born between 1977 and 1995 • Video

  10. The New Millennials • Sometimes called the “Echo Boomers” • By 2010, they will be the largest teen population is U.S. history • Will exceed the number of Baby Boomers • In the next 10 years, college enrollments will increase by 300,000 students per year • College admission will become increasingly competitive.

  11. The New Millennials • The cyber generation • Their most important values are individuality and uniqueness • Greatest concerns: terrorism and school shootings • Decreasing use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco • Have the promise of changing institutions for the better

  12. The New Generation Z • Born since 1995 • (ages 2 – 22) • Many Names: Generation Wii iGeneration Gen Tech Digital Natives Net Gen The Plurals

  13. Generation Z • Last generation with a Caucasian majority • Accept diversity • Decline of “traditional families” • Because of recession, less likely to believe in the American dream of having more • The age of “girl power” • Hope to use technology to change the world

  14. More Trends . . .

  15. From Goods to Service and Technology • What are some service and technology occupations?

  16. Service Occupations • Health Care • Business • Education • Finance • Insurance • Real Estate • Transportation • Communication

  17. Increased Opportunities in Healthcare By 2018, 26% of all new jobs will be in healthcare

  18. Why the increase? • Aging baby boomers • Healthcare reform • New pharmaceuticals • New developments in medicine

  19. More Assistants Needed • Because of increased cost, we will need more: • Physician’s assistants • Medical assistants • Physical therapy assistants • Dental assistants

  20. Healthcare Workers + Technology • Workers in medical fields will use more technology • Example: Nursing Informatics

  21. Increased Need for Education

  22. Middle Class is Endangered • More low pay, low skill jobs • More high pay, high skill jobs • Education will determine pay and class

  23. Need for Lifelong Education • Need for training and education over a lifetime • Without training and education, skills will soon become obsolete

  24. Energy Shortages • Recycling • Alternative energy • Concerns about global warming and climate change

  25. Going Green!

  26. Going Green! • As fossil fuels are depleted, look for more: • Wind turbines • Solar panels • Biofuels • Emphasis on sustainability • Taking care of the environment

  27. Green Jobs • Environmental lawyer • Green architect • Sustainability consultant • Marine biologist • Environmental technician • Energy efficiency specialist • Organic farmer • Compliance manager • Product engineer • Wind energy engineer • Solar Engineer

  28. E-Commerce

  29. E-commerce is changing the way we do business • Online sales are increasing 10-20% a year while traditional retail sales are stagnant • Online marketing is used for most retail sales • E-commerce will become an important part of business education

  30. Increase in Entrepreneurship • Starting your own business • Taking advantage of technology to work from home

  31. The Microprocessor • In the last 20 years, its power has increased one million times • In the next 20 years, it will increase a million times again

  32. Computers of the Future • Powerful, mobile, connected • Optical computers that operate at the speed of light • Gesture, voice and touch communication • Computers in the human body?

  33. Technology and Communication • 2 million new jobs in technology • Computer systems designs will increase by 34% by 2018

  34. New Technology Jobs • Computer network administrators • Data communications analysts • Web developers • Data loss prevention • Online security

  35. Computer Science • Computer science grads will be especially marketable when combined with traditional fields such as finance and marketing.

  36. New Media • Cell phones • Other mobile devices

  37. Diverse Workforce • More older workers • More women • One third from diverse groups • More immigrants

  38. Advances in Technology • Many new careers in technology • Radiation and lasers • Fiber optics and telecommunications • Artificial intelligence • Biotechnology • Advances in medicine

  39. Beware of Outsourcing • Accounting • Customer service • Data entry • Assembly line workers • Software developers • Technical support

  40. 21st Century The Biology Century

  41. New Advances in Biology • The 21st Century will be the biology century • Human Genome Project • Biotechnology • Biomedical technology

  42. Biotechnology • Increasing important to: • Combat disease • Develop new surgical devices • Increase food production • Reduce pollution • Improve recycling • Tools for law enforcement

  43. Biomedical Engineering • Involves developing and testing healthcare innovations • Will increase 72% by 2018

  44. Effect of Terrorism • People are choosing to stay in the safety of their homes, offices, cars, and gated communities. • Less travel • Increase in home remodeling and sales of entertainment systems • Increase in careers that provide value to society and increased personal satisfaction

  45. Employment Projections 2008-2018

  46. Top Jobs for the Future • Business • Education • Entertainment • Health • Information Technology • Travel/ Transportation • Law/Law enforcement • Services • Sports and related • Technology • Trades

  47. 10 Fastest Growing • Biomedical engineer • Network systems and data communications analyst • Home health aides • Personal and home care aides • Financial examiners • Medical scientists • Physician assistants • Skin care specialists • Biochemists and biophysicists • Athletic Trainers

  48. 10 Highest Salary Increase • Management, scientific, technical • Physicians • Computer Systems design • General merchandise stores • Employment Services • Local government • Home health care services • Services for elderly and disabled • Nursing care facilities • Full-service restaurants

  49. Top Paying Jobs • Require math and science

  50. Top Paying Jobs (Over 50K) • Chemical engineering • Computer engineering • Occupational therapy • Electrical engineering • Aerospace engineering • Computer science • Civil engineering • Nursing • Environmental engineering • Construction management • Physics • Economics