Projections of Jobs_through 2018

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Projections of Jobs_through 2018

  1. 1. Utah • Between 2008 and 2018, new jobs in Utah Percentage of jobs in 2018 that will require a postsecondary education, by state. requiring postsecondary education and training will grow by 202,000 while jobs for DC 71% ND 70% high school graduates and dropouts will MN MA 68% 70% CO 67% grow by 97,000. WA 67% NE 66% UT 66% • Between 2008 and 2018, Utah will create MD HI 65% 66% CT 477,000 job vacancies both from new jobs IL 65% 64% KS 64% and from job openings due to retirement. VA 64% NH 64% NJ 64% • 308,000 of these job vacancies will be OR NY 63% 64% AK 63% for those with postsecondary credentials, MI 62% WY 62% 126,000 for high school graduates and MT 62% VT 62% 43,000 for high school dropouts. IA SD 62% 62% WI 61% ID 61% • Utah ranks 24th in terms of the proportion RI 61% CA 61% of its 2018 jobs that will require a AZ NC 59% 61% ME 59% Bachelor’s degree, and is 31st in jobs for FL 59% MO 59% high school dropouts. DE 59% GA 58% NM 58% National Average • 66% of all jobs in Utah (1 million jobs) OH PA 57% 57% 63% of all jobs will OK 57% will require some postsecondary training TX 56% require postsecondary SC 56% education by 2018 beyond high school in 2018. AL 55% IN 55% NV 54% TN 54% Job vacancies arise from two sources: There are brand new MS 54% positions created as an occupation grows, and there are pre- KY 54% existing jobs that people leave behind when they retire, or AR 52% move into other occupations. LA 51% WV 49% 45% 50% 55% 60% 65% 70% utah’s raNk iN jobs forecasteD for 2018, By 2018, 66% of jobs in Utah will by eDucatioN level. education level 2018 jobs rank require postsecondary education. High school dropouts 148,000 31 High school graduates 436,000 44 This is 3 percentage points above the Some college, no degree 440,000 14 national average of 63%. Associate’s degree 173,000 2 Bachelor’s degree 319,000 24 Utah ranks 8th in postsecondary Graduate degree 131,000 32 education intensity for 2018.The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce 99
  2. 2. utah 1,200,000 chaNge iN jobs by eDucatioN level: 2008 aND 2018. 1,063,000 education level 2008 jobs 2018 jobs Difference 1,000,000 High school dropouts 124,000 148,000 24,000 800,000 861,000 High school graduates 363,000 436,000 73,000 600,000 Postsecondary 861,000 1,063,000 202,000 400,000 463,000 363,000 200,000 Postsecondary High school graduates 124,000 148,000 High school dropouts 0 2008 2018 where the jobs will be iN 2018, by occupatioN aND eDucatioN level (in thousands of jobs)* high school high school some associate’s bachelor’s graduate occupatioNs dropouts graduates college degree degree degree total Management 3 13 23 8 24 12 84 managerial and Business operations specialty 1 7 9 5 13 5 39 professional Financial specialists 0 4 7 5 15 7 39 office Legal 0 1 2 0 1 5 10 Computer and mathematical 1 4 12 5 21 6 49 science Architects and technicians 0 0 2 1 2 1 7 stem Engineers and technicians 0 2 4 2 11 6 25 Life and physical scientists 0 1 2 1 6 4 14 Social scientists - - 1 0 2 3 6 community Community and social services 0 3 5 2 10 9 28 services Arts, design, entertainment, and arts 0 3 8 3 13 3 30 sports, and media education Education 1 7 14 7 43 28 99 Healthcare practitioners 0 3 8 19 21 20 72 healthcare Healthcare support 2 11 14 7 5 1 40 Food preparation and serving 25 41 29 6 9 2 113 food and Building and grounds cleaning 16 21 12 4 4 1 58 personal and maintenance services Personal care 2 12 12 4 6 1 37 Protective services 1 6 10 4 5 1 27 sales and Sales 13 57 60 20 40 8 198 office support Office and administrative support 11 82 110 36 42 5 288 Farming, fishing and forestry 1 1 1 0 0 0 4 Construction and extraction 25 42 25 7 4 1 104 Installation, maintenance, and blue collar 7 25 20 10 4 0 66 equipment repair Production 20 48 27 7 7 1 110 Transportation and material moving 18 42 25 7 7 1 100 total** 148 436 440 173 319 131 1,647*Zero does not necessarily mean no jobs. Since jobs are rounded to the nearest thousand, zero means less than 500 jobs.**Total jobs are a snapshot of the economy that shows where jobs are located by education type. They differ from job vacancies because totaljobs are filled by people currently working in these positions who may not be leaving in the short-term to create a job opening. 100 Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018

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