If you are currently practicing medicine, architectural design, petroleum engineering, marketing, or law you are among the lucky in the best-paying career fields in the US. If, however, you are in school now then you should consider occupations such as wind turbine service technician and occupational or physical therapy assistant, fields which sources expect will be fast growing during the next 10 years. If you want both, a high-salary and fast-growing career, move into or study anesthesiology.
These insights are provided by the Occupation Employment Statistics program (OES) of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and Glassdoor, a jobs and recruiting website.
In spite of differences in methodology, BLS and Glassdoor reports show that high-paying jobs are those that are protected from competition and automation and require higher education along with in-demand skills. Workers with only a high school diploma or equivalent, no job experience, and lower-demand skill sets will remain in lower paying and, in some cases, shrinking career fields.
The number of new jobless claims reported weekly to the U.S. Department of Labor is considered a leading forward indicator for jobs growth in the US labor market and is thereby linked to expectations for economic growth and potential moves by the US Federal Reserve to increase interest rates. According to the most recent data:For the week ended 30 July, the number of initial jobless claims - e.g. new jobless claims - decreased by 5,000 to 240,000, nearing the 238,000 reported in June. Whereas initial jobless claims decreased, the total number of persons receiving unemployment benefits - e.g. "continued claims" or "insured unemployment" - has...
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Quality of human capital is key contributor to increase of productivity and economic growth. Out of 40 countries covered by WIOD database, South Korea has the largest share of high-skilled personnel in labor force (almost 50%). The share of high-skilled labor in other BRICS countries is much lower - 16% Brazil, 14%-Russia, 7%-India, 6.5%-China. Despite relatively low share of high-skilled workers, China has already outpaced United States in terms of total number of high-qualified personnel (50.4 vs 50.2 million people in 2009).
Owerview | Aggregated Analysis | Detailed Analysis by: Age, Sex and Reason, Sex, Age and Reason, Reason Sex and Age Specifications: 1) Reasons for part-time employment: CARE - looking after children or incapacitated adults, FAM - other family or personal responsibilities, ILL - own illness or disability, EDUC - in education or training, NOJOB - could not find a full-time job, OTH - other reasons; 2) Sex: M - male, F - female; 3) Age groups in years: 15-19, 15-24, 15-29, 20-24, 20-29, 25-59.