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Emerging occupations may be entirely new, created by changes in technology, society, markets, or regulations. They may also be existing ones that have been substantially modified by the same trends, and are increasing in employment.

Emerging occupations are most often found in the most rapidly growing or changing industries. For example, the services division reported the greatest number of emerging occupations. (See table.) Within this division, the industry groups reporting the most emerging occupations were social services, health services, business services, and education. Quite often, such occupations are specific to an industry—resettlement coordinators are not often found outside of their social service niche, nor are bus aides found outside of educational services.


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Bureau of Labor Statistics. (1998). New occupations emerging across industry lines. Issues in Labor Statistics (Summary 98-11). Washington, DC: Author.