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[Blog] Employment Stability in Human Services and Education

Economic Uncertainty Affecting the Labor Market

It’s a time of considerable economic uncertainty. If you spend any time on LinkedIn, you’ve probably seen an increase in posts announcing layoffs. I know I certainly have. Fears of recession lead to anxiety for many professionals.

According to LinkedIn’s Workforce Confidence Index, people with the most anxiety over impending layoffs are employed in product management, quality assurance, marketing, finance, and IT fields. Big tech layoffs have most recently hit Amazon and Google.

The Stable Industries

Even though layoffs are prominent in the news, that doesn’t mean that every industry is feeling the pressure. LinkedIn’s same Workforce Confidence Index reports that professionals with the least worry about layoffs are employed in accounting, military & protective services, community & social services/human services, administration, and legal fields. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that community & social services/human services jobs will grow at a rate of 10% from 2021 to 2031. This growth rate is faster than most professions. The BLS also projects education will grow 7% from 2021 to 2031.

Consider Careers Human Services and Education

Human services and education offer job growth and stability. These career fields also offer excellent benefits, ample time off, and a sense of purpose. So, when the negative job outlook and layoff projections hit the news, just know that there are sectors that are dependable. If you’re thinking about making the switch to a career in community & social services/human services or education, now may be the perfect time!


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