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Oregon Careers Still Moving in Today's Job Market

After eight straight quarters of losing Oregon jobs, the first quarter of 2010 shows some light. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Oregon suffered up to 8.0 percent loss in the job market the previous two years, it has slowed down to just 2.2 percent loss. The last positive rate was the fourth quarter of 2007 at 0.7 percent.

Oregon Jobs and the Future

Several jobs in Oregon (and nationwide) should see great growth. Physician assistants were the second fastest growing job for the state-specific predictions 58 percent expected growth, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to the BLS, physician assistants also commanded an annual salary of $87,400 in 2009. Nationally, between 2008 and 2018, the BLS predicts significant growth in the field. Other Oregon jobs should see growth that require education are:

  • Physical therapists: 33 percent
  • Network and computer systems administrators: 33 percent
  • Physicians and surgeons: 32 percent
  • Network systems and data communications analysts: 29 percent

It's also worth noting that BLS predicts that there should be twice as many doctors as computer administrators-- 8,930 to 4,100--demonstrating a significant need in the Oregon job market. In 2009, 28 percent of all Oregonians held at least a bachelor's degree, according the U.S. Census Bureau. This is just 0.6 percent higher than the national mark.

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