An injury doesn’t have to keep you out of the workforce indefinitely. If you have been injured, retraining offers a gateway to a transition career. However, before leaping into a retraining program offered through Workers’ Compensation, be sure to assess the health and vitality of the industry you plan on entering. Looking at the fastest-growing occupations is a good place to start because these industries have a proven track record and should survive if the economy slows down again. Likewise, try to avoid occupations that are on the decline because these job opportunities may be dwindling and may eventually come obsolete. 

Fastest-Growing Occupations

  1. Personal Care Aides
  2. Home Health Aides
  3. Biomedical Engineers
  4. Helpers–Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters
  5. Helpers—Carpenters

Fastest-Declining Occupations

  1. Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders
  2. Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
  3. Postal Service Clerks
  4. Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers
  5. Postmasters and Mail Superintendents

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has more information on the fastest-growing occupations and the fastest-declining professions, including job growth statistics, education and retraining requirements, median salary, and a list of specific responsibilities and duties. If for any reason you are having trouble making a career transition, a Virginia Workers’ Compensation attorney can help you avoid getting locked into a dead-end profession.

Contact a Richmond, Virginia Workers’ Compensation Attorney

When you have difficulty with your work-related injury claim, a Virginia Workers’ Comp attorney can bear some of your burden. Whether you plan on returning to work or collecting the benefits you may be entitled to, it is important to know your options for getting back on your feet. Order a copy of our free book to learn more about workplace injury statistics. Call today to get the Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia and speak to a Workers’ Comp attorney at the Injured Workers Law Firm for a no-cost consultation – 1-877-755-7744 or 1-804-755-7755.