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September/October 2011
My dear friends, colleagues, clients and students:

Article of the Month
In this issue we present an article, Rays of Hope in Several Professions. The source is Employment Projections Program, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In the July/August 2011 issue of the CareerQuest Newsletter, I neglected to mention another important author who has had a great influence on me regarding networking. I am referring to Andrea R. Nierenberg, also known as "The Queen of Networking". Her first book (published in 2002) is Nonstop Networking, the second one is Million Dollar Networking (2005), and the third one is Savvy Networking (2007). Andrea, sorry for the slip!

Steve Jobs' Impact on My Life—A Personal Tribute
During the period 1980-1988, I struggled to learn the operation of a computer. The computers available to me at work were primarily IBM XT and AT, desktop models. No matter how hard I tried, I could not attain even a medium level of proficiency. After a job change in 1989, I was introduced to the Macintosh Classic on the new job. Voila! I was able to work with them quite efficiently. As a matter of fact, I borrowed a Macintosh for a week to use at home. My two sons Dale and Norman, who were ages 10 and 14 respectively at that time, took to this computer like ducks taking to the water! I could not peel them away from it! Their interest and skills in computers blossomed at this stage, and was a major factor in their obtaining proficiency in the use of computers, which has carried over into their professional lives. Thank you, Steve, for your marvelous service.

Your feedback is always appreciated, and we respond to every single comment. Keep it coming!

We hope you had an enjoyable summer. Until we meet again through the magic of e-mail,

Peace! Love! Shalom!

Don Sutaria, MS, IE (Prof.)
Founder, President & Life-Work Coach

  Rays of Hope in Several Professions  
  by Don Sutaria

As a professional career counselor and career coach, I would never coerce people to choose a particular profession just because the wages promise to be high! The primary reason to enter a profession should be to have a right career fit based on career assessment. Many of the jobs of the future which show growth potential are conventional ones and not high tech, and do not need a strong grounding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Fastest-growing occupations in America Projected job growth 2008-2018 Median annual wage
Registered nurses 581,500 Very High
Accountants and auditors 279,400 Very High
Postsecondary teachers 256,900 Very High
Management analysts 178,300 Very High
Computer software engineers 175,100 Very High
Network analysts 155,800 Very High
Physicians and surgeons 144,100 Very High
Elementary school teachers 244,200 High
Truck drivers 232,900 High
Accounting clerks 212,400 High
Administrative assistants 204,400 High
Carpenters 165,400 High
Managers/supervisors 160,300 High
Licensed practical nurses 155,600 High
Maintenance workers 147,900 High
Customer service representatives 399,500 Low
Office clerks 358,700 Low
Nursing aides 276,000 Low
Construction laborers 255,900 Low
Landscaping workers 217,100 Low
Receptionists 172,900 Low
Medical assistants 163,900 Low
Security guards 152,500 Low
Teacher assistants 134,900 Low
Home health aides 460,900 Very Low
Food prep workers 394,300 Very Low
Personal aides 375,800 Very Low
Retail salespersons 374,700 Very Low
Waiters 151,600 Very Low
Child care workers 142,100 Very Low

Any takers?



Don Sutaria, also known as "Career Doctor Don", is Founder and President of CareerQuest. He has been quoted frequently in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, on radio and television and has taught at various colleges. He is the author of Career And Life Counseling From The Heart (Your Career is a Pathway to Your Soul!).

Don Sutaria, M.S., I.E. (Prof.)   
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