published Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

What are the top five fastest growing job fields in the U.S.?

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From 2010 to 2020, the fastest growing jobs in America will be:

1 Registered nurses, adding 711,900 more jobs, or a 26 percent growth rate.

2 Retail salesperson, adding 706,800 more jobs, or a 16.6 percent growth rate.

3 Home health aides, adding 706,300 more jobs, or a 69.3 percent growth rate.

4 Personal care aides, adding 607,000 more jobs, or a 70.5 percent growth rate.

5 Office clerks, adding 489,500 more jobs, or a 16.6 percent growth rate.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, occupations with the largest projected employment growth.

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