Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Workopolis Names Top 10 Industries to Get Into, and 10 to Avoid


Still not sure what you want to study? Well, consider where the jobs are—and where they will be in the future. A recent article at workopolis seeks to show you just that.

Elizabeth Bromstein lists “The 10 fastest growing industries of the future,” with a focus on the Canadian job market.

According to her data, the top 10 consists of:

  1. Cut and sew apparel manufacturing
  2. Offices of other health practitioners
  3. Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services
  4. Computer systems design and related services
  5. Commercial and industrial machinery and equipment (except auto and electronic) repair and maintenance
  6. Architectural, engineering, and related services
  7. Cattle ranching and farming
  8. Offices of physicians
  9. Death care services
  10. Poultry and egg production

A similar article, published earlier this year, also lists shrinking or dying industries that you should avoid. Some are surprising, others are far less so. Download sites (both illegal and legal) have made record stores somewhat obsolete, dito video rental stores. This doesn’t mean the marketplace has no place for these businesses, it simply means there are less jobs (far less in some cases) than there used to be.

Bromstein lists the “Ten doomed industries” as:

  1. Newspaper Publishing
  2. Apparel Manufacturing
  3. Textile Mills
  4. Formal Wear and Costume Rental
  5. Video Postproduction Services
  6. Record Stores
  7. Video Rental
  8. Photofinishing
  9. Manufactured Home Dealers
  10. Wired Telecommunications Carriers
Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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