To Law or Not to Law: Job Growth

From Bureau of Labor Statistics

Lawyer:

  • Employment: 2008 –759, 200; 2018 — 857, 700; Growth: 13% .

Chemist:

  • Employment: 2008 — 84,300; 2018 — 86, 400: Growth: 2%

Materials Scientist:

  • Employment: 2008 — 9,700; 2018 — 10, 900; Growth: 12%.

Professors: “Job openings will stem from faster than the average employment growth and many expected retirements. ”

  • Employment: 2008 — 1, 699, 200; 2018 — 1, 956, 200; Growth: 15%.

Note: Tenure-track positions is declining. See the next post.

For comparison:

Biochemists/biophysicist: “Biological scientists enjoyed very rapid employment gains over the past few decades—reflecting, in part, the growth of the biotechnology industry. Employment growth will moderate somewhat as the biotechnology industry matures, with fewer new firms being founded and existing firms merging or being absorbed by larger biotechnology or pharmaceutical firms.”

  • Employment: 2008 — 23,200; 2018 — 31,900; Growth: 37%.

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