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Jobs in Demand: CBCS Degrees Among Fastest Growing Occupations

Jobs in Demand: CBCS Degrees Among Fastest Growing Occupations

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) from the United States Department of Labor/Bureau of Labor Statistics Edition reveals good news for our college.  The majority of jobs geared to our graduates are above – many well above – the projected rate of change in employment for the 10-year timeframe between 2010 and 2020. See job descriptions and job outlooks below.

Applied Behavior Analysts

Projected Growth Rate: 27%

 

CBCS Department of Child & Family Studies

Behavior analysts range from assisting individuals in overcoming drug addiction to improving workplace organizations. Behavior analysis has been applied to programs related to diet, exercise, juvenile delinquency, toilet training, education, organizational structures, and more. Over the past 60 years, applied behavior analysis has become recognized as the treatment of choice for behavior problems associated with mental retardation, autism spectrum disorders, brain injury, and other disorders. Many people also recognize that applied behavior analysis is capable of producing remarkable results in classroom learning.

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The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI).

Audiologists

Projected Job Growth Rate: 37%

 

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Audiologists diagnose and treat a patient’s hearing and balance problems using advanced technology and procedures. The number of audiologists in private practice will rise due to the increasing demand for direct services to individuals as well as increasing use of contract services by hospitals, schools, and nursing care facilities. Federal law guarantees special education and related services to all eligible children with disabilities.

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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Behavioral and Mental Health Counselors

Projected Job Growth Rate: 36%

 

Various programs in CBCS Departments:

Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling

Child & Family Studies

Mental Health Law & Policy

 

Mental health counselors help individuals manage or overcome mental and emotional disorders and problems with their family and relationships. As the population grows, the number of individuals entering therapy is expected to increase. This trend will cause a continued demand for counselors in mental health centers, hospitals, and colleges, especially as more people are expected to seek treatment for problems with mental and emotional problems than in earlier decades.

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American Mental Health Counselors Association

Social and Community Service Managers

Projected Job Growth Rate: 27%

 

Various programs in CBCS Departments:

Child & Family Studies

Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling

Mental Health Law & Policy

School of Social Work

Social and community service managers coordinate and supervise social service programs and community organizations. As a result in the increase in the number of older adults, employment of social and community service managers is expected to grow fastest in industries serving the elderly, such as home health care services and services for the elderly and persons with disabilities. In addition, employment growth is expected as more people seek treatment for their addictions and as drug offenders are increasingly being sent to treatment programs rather than to jail. As a result, an increase is expected in demand for social and community service managers who direct treatment programs.

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National Association of Social Workers

National Network for Social Work Managers

Marriage and Family Therapists

Projected Job Growth Rate: 41%

 

CBCS Department of Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counselin

Marriage and family therapists are highly qualified professionals trained to diagnose and treat a wide range serious clinical problems including: depression, marital problems, anxiety, individual psychological problems, and child-parent problems. As the population grows, the number of individuals entering therapy is expected to increase. This trend will cause a continued demand for counselors in mental health centers, hospitals, and colleges.

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American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Interpreters and Translators

Projected Job Growth Rate: 42%

 

CBCS Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders 

The demand for qualified interpreters exists in settings such as: educational interpreting in K-12 and higher education settings; in the community, such as for doctor’s visits, court appearances, and business meetings; and for the provision of video relay services (VRS) and video remote interpreting (VRI) services. The shortage of qualified interpreters affects deaf people of all ages, in school and at work. College students struggle to find qualified interpreters for their courses; mainstreamed deaf children often have poor quality interpreters or no interpreter, and deaf people working in the hearing world sometimes have to go without an interpreter when one is needed for key meetings or conferences.

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National Association of the Deaf

http://deafness.about.com/cs/interpretgeneral/a/demandterps.htm

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists

Projected Job Growth Rate: 18%

 

CBCS Department of Criminology

Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists work in a variety of settings, including; juvenile justice and delinquency, policing, substance use and abuse, macro-level models of criminal behavior, theoretical criminology, criminal ethnography, victimology, and radical criminology. Continued growth in the demand for probation and parole services will lead to new openings for officers. In addition to openings resulting from growth, many openings will be created by the need to replace large numbers of these workers expected to retire in the coming years.

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American Correctional Association

American Probation and Parole Association

Rehabilitation Counselors

Projected Job Growth Rate: 28%

 

CBCS Department of Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling

Rehabilitation counselors work with clients to overcome personal, social, and professional effects of disabilities as they relate to employment or independent living. Demand for rehabilitation counselors is expected to grow with the increase in the elderly population and with the continued rehabilitation needs of other groups, such as veterans and people with disabilities.In addition, there will be a continued need for rehabilitation counselors to work with veterans who were disabled during their military service. They will also be needed to work with other groups, such as people who have learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, or substance abuse problems.

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American Rehabilitation Counseling Association

American Counseling Association

 

Social Workers

Projected Job Growth Rate: 20 - 34%

 

CBCS School of Social Work

There are two main types of social workers: direct-service social workers who help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives, and clinical social workers, who diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional issues.

Employment of child, family, and school social workers is expected to grow by 20 percent from 2010 to 2020. Demand for child and family social workers should continue to grow because they will be needed to investigate child abuse cases and to place children in foster care and with adoptive families. However, growth in this occupation may be limited by budget constraints at all levels of government. In schools, more social workers will be needed to respond to rising student enrollments.

Employment of healthcare social workers is expected to grow by 34 percent. As baby boomers age, they and their families will require help from social workers to find care, which will increase demand for healthcare social workers.

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National Association of Social Workers

Center for Clinical Social Work

Speech Language Pathologists

Projected Job Growth Rate: 23%

 

CBCS Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Speech-language pathologists, sometimes called speech therapists, assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent communication and swallowing disorders in patients. The expanding population in older age groups is prone to medical conditions that result in speech, language and swallowing problems. Medical advances are also improving the survival rate of premature infants and trauma and stroke victims, who then need assessment and possible treatment. The combination of growth in the profession and an expected increase in retirements over the coming years should create excellent job opportunities for speech-language pathologists.

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Association