New and emerging occupations at the start of the 21st century
January 05, 2005
In 2001, most new and emerging (N&E) occupations were in establishments with fewer than 100 employees, while the largest establishments accounted for the smallest percentage of N&E occupations.
No single industry dominated in the creation and growth of new and emerging occupations; more than one-half were distributed among human services, transportation, communications, business and personal services, and a wide variety of wholesale and retail trade activities.
Some of the N&E occupations reported in 2001 included:
- Metal stud framer and epoxy floor installer. New building systems, particularly in commercial construction, and increased use of new materials explain the appearance of new occupations in the construction industry.
- Distance learning coordinator, home-school liaison, and technology infusion specialist. These workers deal with the use of new telecommunications applications and other technologies to deliver education.
- Bill review nurse. Nurses continue to be employed in areas other than those directly related to providing clinical care services. Many of the new jobs for nurses primarily involve controlling medical costs.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, New and emerging occupations at the start of the 21st century on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2005/jan/wk1/art03.htm (visited July 26, 2017).
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