- Improving College & Career Readiness
- About This Report
- College Readiness
- Educational/Career Aspirations
- Access & Preparation
- Academic Performance
- A First Look at STEM
- Looking Back at the Class of 2012
- Academic Achievement & Academic Behaviors
- Policies & Practices to Increase Readiness
- 2013 ACT National and State Scores
Career Interests & Projected Job Openings
The five fastest-growing career fields based on 2010–2020 annual projected job openings account for 55% of the demand for jobs calling for at least a 2-year degree. The percentage of 2013 ACT-tested high school graduates interested in careers in these fields was less than the projected demand.
In three fields—Education, Computer/Information Specialties, and Marketing/Sales—the projected demand was more than twice the potential supply.
Note: 2010–2020 projected job openings data are from the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Percent of 2013 ACT-Tested High School Graduates with Career Interests and Projected 2020 Annual Job Openings by Career Field
Graph reads: In 2013, Education was projected to be one of the five fastest-growing career fields, accounting for 17% of all job openings in 2020. About 6% of all 2013 ACT-tested high school graduates indicated a career interest in Education.
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