Ten Fast Growing Jobs in Kentucky

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Ten Fast Growing Jobs in Kentucky | Long-term Projections through 2018*

 1.  Accountants and Auditors

 In Kentucky, there was a 2008 base of 10,200 in this field, with a projected increase of 1,380 to a high of 11,580 (increase of 13.5%).  The average annual number of job openings is reported at 360.

Ten Fast Growing Jobs in Kentucky2.  Carpenters

 In Kentucky, there was a 2008 base of 10,770 in this field, with a projected increase of 1,920 to a high of 12,690 (increase of 17.8%). The average annual number of job openings is 420.  

3.  Registered Nurses           

 In Kentucky, there was a 2008 base of 47,450 in this field, with a projected 25.1% increase to 59,370 (increase of 11,920).  The average annual number of job openings is 2,050.

 4.  Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

 In Kentucky, there was a 2008 base of 9,110 in this field, with a projected increase to a high of 10,380 (up 1,270 or 13.9%).  The average annual number of job openings was reported to be 370.

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5.  Chiropractors

 In Kentucky, there was a 2008 base of 560 in this field, with a projected increase of 160 to a high of 720 (increase of 28.6%).  The average annual number of job openings is reported at 30.

 6.  Healthcare Social Workers

 In Kentucky, there was a 2008 base of 1,510 in this field, with a projected increase of 510 to a high of 2,020 (increase of 33.8%). The average annual number of job openings is 90. 

 7.  Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

 In Kentucky, there was a 2008 base of 18,900 in this field, with a projected 16.5% increase to 22,010 (increase of 3,110).  The average annual number of job openings is 730.

 8.  Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

 In Kentucky, there was a 2008 base of 4,560 in this field, with a projected increase to a high of 5,790 (up 1,230 or 27%).  The average annual number of job openings was reported to be 210.

 9.  Childcare Workers

 In Kentucky, there was a 2008 base of 19,240 in this field, with a projected increase of 4,900 to a high of 24,140 (increase of 25.5%).  The average annual number of job openings is reported at 1,100.

 10.  Dental Assistants

 In Kentucky, there was a 2008 base of 4,010 in this field, with a projected increase of 1,120 to a high of 5,130 (increase of 27.9%). The average annual number of job openings is 190. 

 If you have additional questions, or need more information about Kentucky Employment opportunities, contact the Kentucky Labor Cabinet HERE:  http://www.labor.ky.gov/Pages/LaborHome.aspx

*Source: http://www.projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm  

The projections are from 2008-2018.

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