Creative Jobs in the USA this year 2014
The three creative jobs, architect, art director and public relations specialist, have held consistently respectable slots year after year.
Public relations specialist continues to be the standout, ranking No. 85.
Our infatuation with social media bodes well for PR specialists and ensures their job prospects: the BLS projects 27,000 new openings by 2022.
As an architect (No. 92), your hiring fate will largely be tied to the strength of the construction industry. The BLS predicts 17.3 percent employment growth in this field between 2012 and 2022.
In three years, we’ve neither added creative jobs to our rankings, nor have any slipped off the list. For this industry, no news is good news.
USA Construction Jobs Prospect in 2014
It’s those construction jobs that possess the just-right blend of high demand and low unemployment that make the strongest showing for 2014.
With more than 78,000 new openings, the construction management work force should expand 16.1 percent by 2022.
The unemployment rate for this industry’s top-ranking job, construction manager, is 4.7 percent, helping it to rise from No. 50 in 2013 to No. 37 this year.
Some of the fastest-growing occupations hail from this industry – like brickmasons and blockmasons (35.5 percent) and insulation contractors (37.6 percent) – but their growth rate wasn’t enough to ensure them a spot in the top 100.
Construction is an area that continues to dig out of the hole it was in. Debt loads are freeing up, people are going back to work and the housing market is improving, so there’s potential.