Trucking listed as "hot job"

| 5/7/2002

Driving a big rig down the open road is expected to be a "hot job" over the next decade, according to a Time magazine article.

In a May 6 article, titled "The Coming Job Boom," the magazine reviewed the job market as the nation begins to emerge from recession and more baby boomers start settling into retirement.

According to the article, truck driving ranks third with registered nurses for the largest projected growth from 2000 to 2010, with an increase of 561,000 jobs. Only teachers and computer software engineers are projected to be in higher demand.

Also ranked in the top 10 of job growth is auto mechanics. In contrast, among the "cold jobs" listed is parts salespeople. The coolest of the cold is farmers at 328,000 fewer jobs.