Picking a major is a difficult and confusing task for most students. You can begin by recognizing and building on the skills that come naturally to you, learn more about the things that interest you, and most importantly, think about where there will be jobs waiting for you by the time you complete your education. Did you know that according to the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics report, 15 of the 30 fastest growing occupations are health related? They include jobs such as technicians, therapists, aides, assistants, dentists, physicians, orderlies, and attendants. As Americans age and become more health conscious there will be an ever increasing need for health workers and professionals. Interest in personal health and training is increasing and the jobs in this area are growing as well.
Human and public service is another area where jobs are growing. It is projected that by 2012 Protective Service occupations will increase by 24.7%, Community and Social Service by 26.2 % and Legal Services by 16.2%. Jobs would include, paralegal and legal assistants, social and human service assistants, police, firemen, security guards and officers, and the armed forces to name a few. Could this be as area for you to explore?
Something to think about is that 21 of the 30 fastest growing occupations require a vocational degree/training or a college degree beyond high school. Are you selecting the correct courses in high school that will gain you entrance into these exciting careers or the courses that will help you decide if it is the right fit for you? The Wando School of Health Science, Human and Public Services allows you to choose courses or career majors that can prepare you for taking your place in one of the fastest growing areas of the job market.
Check out the school clusters in the School of Health Sciences, Human and Public Services and find the right fit for you. We are growing as the job market changes so there will be new courses added each year. Are you ready for the future, your future?
I hope you will choose a career pathway that leads to your success. Please join us in the School of health Sciences Human and Public Services.
, Dean of the School of Health Sciences, Human and Public Services
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