Oct 30, 2023

Question of the Day: What occupations are predicted to have the most new jobs over the next decade?

The need for these occupations is expected to grow. How much does this outlook influence your students' career choices?



  • What are some factors that might contribute to the growth of these particular fields?
  • How does "median pay" differ from average pay? Why might we use median figures in this kind of data?
  • What type of education or training might be needed for each of these occupations?
  • Are there any occupations not on this list that you believe will see significant growth in the next ten years? Why?


Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom. 


Behind the numbers (Bureau of Labor Statistics)


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About the Author

Ryan Wood

Ryan grew up with and maintains a love for learning. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a degree in Business Administration and worked in sports marketing for a number of years. After living in Texas, Colorado, Tennessee, and Minnesota, the call of education eventually brought Ryan back to his home state of Wisconsin where he was a Business and Marketing teacher for three years. In his free time he likes to spend time with his wife and daughter, play basketball, read, and go fishing. Now with NGPF, Ryan is excited to help teachers lead the most important course their students will ever take.

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