May 14, 2004

Where the jobs are going...

Don't miss this chart, (part of this NYT article.) It shows which sorts of jobs are increasing in number, which decreasing:

...Over the past decade the biggest employment gains came in occupations that rely on people skills and emotional intelligence — like nurse and lawyer — and among jobs that require imagination and creativity: designer, architect and photographer. But not all of the new jobs require advanced degrees or exceptional artistic talent; note the rise of employment for hair stylists and cosmetologists.

Trying to preserve existing jobs will prove futile — trade and technology will transform the economy whether we like it not. Americans will be better off if they strive to move up the hierarchy of human talents. That's where our future lies

.(Thanks to Frank)

Posted by John Weidner at May 14, 2004 8:19 AM
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