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Hot job prospects of the future

These Michigan jobs are expected to be most in demand over the next decade at each education level, from high school to graduate school.

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retail

High School or less

Description2023 JobsProjected openings over next decade% Change total jobs from 2013Avg. Hourly Earnings
Retail salespersons139,70849,4914.7%$11.96
Cashiers94,98445,9551.1%$9.93
Waiters and waitresses74,44741,3705.9%$9.56
Food prep/servers100,67937,08310.4%$8.89
Office clerks, general128,79831,1706.7%$14.21
licensed-nurse

Training certificate

Description2023 JobsProjected openings over next decade% Change total jobs from 2013Avg. Hourly Earnings
Nursing assistants60,51914,90913.5%$12.38
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses22,8609,25417.8%$20.71
Automotive service technicians and mechanics22,8007,2803.4%$18.87
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists22,7226,3562.0%$10.86
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers12,6184,3872.0%$17.75
registered-nurse

Associate's degree

Description2023 JobsProjected openings over next decade% Change total jobs from 2013Avg. Hourly Earnings
Registered nurses109,12835,08517.7%$31.12
Computer user support specialists21,6017,1597.8%$22.47
Preschool teachers, except special education10,1403,76210.4%$15.85
Dental hygienists10,3633,18412.9%$29.33
Radiologic technologists8,5762,48316.4%$25.30
teacher

Bachelor's degree

Description2023 JobsProjected openings over next decade% Change total jobs from 2013Avg. Hourly Earnings
Elementary school teachers, except special education38,04711,2518.6%$29.37
General and operations managers50,71311,062-0.1%$51.91
Mechanical engineers28,61310,691-2.3%$41.44
Accountants and auditors34,60410,3038.2%$32.60
Secondary school teachers, except special and career/Technical education22,4027,1333.0%$29.20
social-worker

Master's degree

Description2023 JobsProjected openings over next decade% Change total jobs from 2013Avg. Hourly Earnings
Healthcare social workers5,6582,33423.9%$25.28
Clergy7,6012,22413.8%$22.60
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school6,4612,1624.4%$42.48
Mental health and substance abuse social workers5,4182,04417.9%$21.12
Occupational therapists5,1151,82421.5%$33.04
prpf

PhD or higher

Description2023 JobsProjected openings over next decade% Change total jobs from 2013Avg. Hourly Earnings
Postsecondary teachers50,45911,1196.5%$33.71
Lawyers18,9985,0012.9%$51.29
Pharmacists11,0733,88511.4%$54.78
Physicians and surgeons, all other12,5123,6337.9%$83.33
Physical therapists9,8742,99123.8%$37.93

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