The Center for Workforce Research and Information recently released its Job Outlook to 2020, which revealed some surprising employment trends in the state of Maine.
Among the expected: Nine of the top 10 projected growth occupations are in the medical field, based on occupations with at least 250 people. Among the losers: Postal workers are projected to have the highest percentage of job loss, while production-type occupations are also expected to drop.
The analysis is based on 2010 job figures and extrapolated out to 2020.
Not surprisingly, education corresponds to the top-paying occupations: The nine highest-paying medical professions require a doctoral or professional degree; the top-paying non-medical occupations require a bachelor's degree or higher.
But education isn't a factor in the highest volume of job growth. Among the largest projected number of annual openings, only one occupation in the top-10 requires more than a high school diploma.
Take a look at a breakdown of some of the data in the chart below or at the Maine Center for Workforce Research and Information's website.