- Employment of bill and account collectors is projected to grow by about 19 percent over the 2008-18 decade, which is faster than average for all occupations.
- Most jobs in this occupation require only a high school diploma, though many employers prefer workers with some customer service experience.
- Job prospects should be favorable, especially for those with related work experience.
- Many people are attracted to this occupation because of the travel benefits, such as reduced rates for transportation and lodging.
- Applicants with formal training should have the best opportunities to get a job as a travel agent.
- Travel agents who specialize in specific destinations or in certain types of travel or travelers should have the best chance for success.
- Job opportunities and earnings may decline during economic downturns and international crises, when travel plans are likely to be deferred.
- Employment is projected to increase more slowly than the average for all occupations.
- Competition is expected for jobs; applicants with a college degree or sales experience should have the best opportunities.
- Long, irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, are common.
- Animal lovers get satisfaction in this occupation, but the work can be unpleasant, physically and emotionally demanding, and sometimes dangerous.
- Most workers are trained on the job, but employers generally prefer to hire people who have experience with animals; some jobs require formal education.
- Most positions will present excellent employment opportunities; however, keen competition is expected for jobs as zookeepers and marine mammal trainers.
- Earnings are relatively low.
- Most grounds maintenance workers need no formal education and are trained on the job; however, some workers may require formal education.
- Occupational characteristics include full-time and part-time jobs, seasonal jobs, physically demanding work, and low earnings.
- Job opportunities are expected to be good.
- Employment is expected to grow much faster than average.
- Job opportunities will be best for technologists who are certified and for those who are willing to relocate.
- Training programs last 9 to 24 months and lead to a certificate, diploma, or associate’s degree.
- Hospitals will continue to be the primary employer, although much faster employment growth is expected in other healthcare industries.