September 02, 2003
New and emerging occupations arise in a number of industries. According to a recent BLS analysis, more than 40 percent of such occupations were found in services in 2000.
The services industry group consists of several sectors, including health, social services, legal assistance, as well as personal, business, and amusement and recreation services. Together they accounted for about 38 percent of 2000 employment and about 41 percent of new and emerging occupations.
New and emerging occupations in the health, social service, and legal assistance industries included alternative health therapists, bereavement counselors, and conflict of interest specialists.
Transportation and public utilities had the second highest percentage of new and emerging occupations, some having to do with airport security, followed by manufacturing. One emerging job related to manufacturing was "due diligence" analysis of engineering and production processes during acquisitions.