Registered Nurses (AD) is projected to be the fastest growing STEM occupation. Projected volume growth of 2,310 from 2006-16.
Long-Term on-the-job Training or Some Postsecondary Education 74 Short-Term or Moderate-Term On-The-Job Training 16 All Occupations Requiring… Bachelor’s Degree or Higher 258 Long-Term on-the-job Training or Some Postsecondary Education 241 Short-Term or Moderate-Term On-The-Job Training 327 18
STEM Occupations with Highest Expected Growth 2006-2016, by Educational Attainment Northwest Region Requiring a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher 19
STEM Occupations with Highest Expected Growth 2006-2016, by Educational Attainment Northwest Region Requiring Long-Term On the Job Training or Some Postsecondary Education 20
STEM Occupations with Highest Expected Growth 2006-2016, by Educational Attainment NorthwestRegion Requiring Short-Term or Moderate-Term On the Job Training 21
Employment in STEM Fields The top 3 fields employ 65% of the Northwest STEM workers Healthcare Agriculture, Forestry, Construction, Installation, Maintenance & Repair Business & Financial 29% 20% 16% The fields of Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports & Media, Education & Training, and Life, Physical & Social Science only accounted for 5% of the STEM employment. 27
2006 Projected Growth Change by Industry Northwest Region
Healthcare generally pays more.
Real-time Data Help Wanted Online (HWOL) The HWOL data series “measures the number of new first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month on more than 1,200 major internet job boards and smaller job boards that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas.” The rationale for the use of this data set is that an increase in the number of jobs being posted online is an indication of increased demand for workers. It is important to note that while the HWOL data series is one of the most comprehensive counts of online job postings available, not every job that is available and or filled is done so through an internet job board. For this reason, increases in HWOL posting counts may indicate an increase in demand. 31