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Bachelors Degree

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that over the next 10 years, all seven of the fastest-growing job categories require a college degree. Over 42% of the nations job growth over the next decade will include careers in teaching, healthcare and technology.

You can participate in the 42% job growth by earning your bachelor's degree now so that you are prepared for the many job opportunities in the very near future.

According to the 2006-07 Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the jobs below are the fastest growing occupations that require a bachelor's degree.

Occupation

Number

% Change

Network systems and data communications analysts   

126,000

55%

Physician assistants                                

31,000

50%

Computer software engineers, applications          

222,000

48%

Computer software engineers, systems software

146,000

43%

Network and computer systems administrators

107,000

38%

Database administrators                             

40,000

38%

Computer systems analysts                          

153,000

31%

Biomedical engineers                                 

3,000

31%

Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists

55,000

30%

Environmental engineers                              

15,000

30%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics