The fastest growing jobs sector 2008-2018 (that’s relevant to info pros)…
Consulting (including information consulting).
According to BNET:
Companies have been outsourcing work to consultants for years because it’s cost effective. Not surprisingly, it’s even more attractive now as firms try to stay lean post-Great Recession. To make up for the expertise they may have lost, they’re hiring back high-level talent — this time on a project-by-project basis.
Between 2008 and 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that opportunities in management, financial, and scientific consulting will grow an estimated 83 percent, making it the fastest-growing sector the BLS tracks. In other words, whatever your expertise, you’ll likely find a client who needs it.
Read the full article here, the most recent article in BNET’s series about how business trends are shaping tomorrow’s careers.