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Warhol was a genius. Crazy, but a genius.

Interesting info on “the top jobs for 2006”. Mysteriously absent is marketing director for a church.

Top 25 Jobs for 2006
Kate Lorenz, CareerBuilder.com Editor

What’s in store for the millions of professionals — new and old — who will be putting on their job searching hats in 2006? Will unemployment rates remain around the current 5 percent range? Will employment numbers continue to trend upward, as they did for most of 2005?

Many sources note the job market landscape will continue to improve in a number of areas. Coming in at No. 1 is retail salesperson — which is projected to increase by 736,000 jobs from now through 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

These 25 occupations account for 8 million new jobs and about 40 percent of total job growth over the next decade. They are from a broad range of industries requiring varying degrees of training and salaries. Here are the top 25 jobs for 2006, as reported by the BLS:

1. Retail Salesperson
What it pays: $22,880
Minimum training needed: Short-term on-the-job training
New jobs by 2014: 736,000

2. Registered Nurse
What it pays: $55,680
Minimum training needed: Associate degree
New jobs by 2014: 703,000

3. Postsecondary Teacher
What it pays: $62,032
Minimum training needed: Doctoral degree
New jobs by 2014: 524,000

4. Customer Service Rep
What it pays: $29,350
Minimum training needed: Moderate-term on-the-job training
New jobs by 2014: 471,000

5. Janitor or Cleaner (except maids and housekeeping cleaners)
What it pays: $20,800
Minimum training needed: Short-term on-the-job training
New jobs by 2014: 440,000

6. Waiter/Waitress
What it pays: $15,980
Minimum training needed: Short-term on-the-job training
New jobs by 2014: 376,000

7. Combination Food Preparation and Serving Worker
What it pays: $17,850
Minimum training needed: Short-term on-the-job training
New jobs by 2014: 367,000

8. Home Health Aide
What it pays: $19,200
Minimum training needed: Short-term on-the-job training
New jobs by 2014: 350,000

9. Nursing Aid, Orderly, Attendant
What it pays: $21,890
Minimum training needed: Postsecondary vocational award
New jobs by 2014: 325,000

10. General and Operations Manager
What it pays: $93,580
Minimum training needed: Bachelor’s degree plus work
New jobs by 2014: 308,000

11. Personal and Home Care Aide
What it pays: $17,560
Minimum training needed: Short-term on-the-job training
New jobs by 2014: 287,000

12. Elementary School Teacher
What it pays: $46,350
Minimum training needed: Bachelor’s degree
New jobs by 2014: 265,000

13. Accountant and Auditor
What it pays: $57,160
Minimum training needed: Bachelor’s degree
New jobs by 2014: 264,000

14. Office Clerk
What it pays: $24,440
Minimum training needed: Short-term on-the-job training
New jobs by 2014: 263,000

15. Hand Laborer and freight, stock and material mover
What it pays: $22,190
Minimum training needed: Short-term on-the-job training
New jobs by 2014: 248,000

16. Receptionist and Information Clerk
What it pays: $22,900
Minimum training needed: Short-term on-the-job training
New jobs by 2014: 246,000

17. Landscaping and Groundskeeping Worker
What it pays: $22,260
Minimum training needed: Short-term on-the-job training
New jobs by 2014: 230,000

18. Truck Driver, Heavy and Tractor Trailer
What it pays: $34,920
Minimum training needed: Moderate-term on-the-job training
New jobs by 2014: 223,000

19. Computer Applications Software Engineer
What it pays: $78,570
Minimum training needed: Bachelor’s degree
New jobs by 2014: 222,000

20. Maintenance and Repair Worker
What it pays: $32,290
Minimum training needed: Moderate-term on-the-job training
New jobs by 2014: 202,000

21. Medical Assistant
What it pays: $25,860
Minimum training needed: Moderate-term on-the-job training
New jobs by 2014: 202,000

22. Executive Secretary and Administrative Assistant
What it pays: $37,350
Minimum training needed: Moderate-term on-the-job training
New jobs by 2014: 192,000

23. Sales Representative, Wholesale and Manufacturing
What it pays: $54,500
Minimum training needed: Moderate-term on-the-job training
New jobs by 2014: 187,000

24. Carpenter
What it pays: $38,250
Minimum training needed: Long-term on-the-job training
New jobs by 2014: 186,000

25. Teacher Assistant
What it pays: $20,750
Minimum training needed: Short-term on-the-job training
New jobs by 2014: 183,000

*All earnings are averages from November 2005 BLS information

Kate Lorenz is the article and advice editor for CareerBuilder.com. She researches and writes about job search strategy, career management, hiring trends and workplace issues.

Taking some much needed time off. Back to the blog world next week.

kisses.

This year holiday stress is at another level in our world. Not so much the shopping, gift list, constant party to go to feeling, no, we have 3 very big services over the next 8 days.

On Christmas Eve we will hold 2 services to replace our Sunday. Then, on New Years Eve, we will have our annual party that is a massive undertaking. I can not let the cat out of the bag, but we have gone over the top this year in an effort to improve on what is already a magnificent event. Creativity is wonderful.

On New Years day, we have rented the municipal stadium and will have a service at 11:00 a.m. (if we can wake up) and then an afternoon of flag football, blow up games for the kids, a train, a 30 foot bar b que. To say it will be crunk is an understatement.

Oh, and I still am not done shopping, but that will have to take place tomorrow.

Favor is a funny thing. I believe that God is always looking to bless your life but there seems to be significant seasons of favor that fall from time to time. I don’t know if it has to do with circadian rhythm, dumb luck, or just Gods provisional hand, but seasons change, morph, and develop. I have been approached with a new opportunity to invest and feel that this could be a moment in a season of favor.

5 Minute Stress Relief: http://www.pimpmynutcracker.com
(yes, you can make a Kevin Federline nutcracker)

Later today: Leading leaders, or those who think they are….

Welcome to the PL-A-LIST: a monthly collection of music that has peaked my interest. This is not all that I am listening to, but it is a snapshot of what is moving me at the time.

December PL-A-LIST
(in no order)

Artist: Song:
Ashlee Simpson L.O.V.E.
Fall Out Boy Dance Dance
Carrie Underwood Some Hearts
Natasha Bedingfield Unwritten
All American Rejects Dirty Little Secret
Nelly Grillz
Nickleback Photograph
Pharrell Can I Have It Like That
James Blunt You’re Beautiful
The Click Five Catch Your Wave
Death Cab For Cutie Soul Meets Body
Kanye West Hear’d Em Say
Andy Zipf See No Savior
Daniel Bedingfield Holiness

What a great weekend @ Calvary. We have been seeing so much fruit out of our services. Its amazing. This weekend, at least 47 people came forward to make a change in their lives.

Pastor spoke on being pregnant with something and how Mary was pregnant before anyone could see the baby, even if others did not believe it, she knew what she felt, and that she got to a place where she had to either birth the miracle or abort, and aborting was not an option.

During this study, Pastor defined the word “with” as being behind someone. This is so key. With where we are going in life, it is not enough to just having people be “with” you, they need to be behind you, 100%. This should be the basis of hiring, acquiring, or deciding. Do not bring people into your organization if they are just going to be with you and not behind you. Do not get involved in a project or process if you can just be with it, and not behind it 100%. When making a decision, make it with the passion of being behind it, not just with it.

Later today I will post my first monthly play list. Yes Ashlee Simpon is on it.

Okay, so it cuts drastically into my cool points, but I am a big apprentice fan. DVR and the whole 9, its kinda silly. All along I have been a big fan of Randall and his character, until the 11th hour. Rebecca was a good candidate as well, either hire would have been a strong decision, and thus the problem. When Trump asked Randal if he would hire Rebecca, and he threw her under the bus like she was pavement, that was wack. I lost so much respect for him. He could have proven to be a level 5 leader (good to great) had he decided to help Trump move her into the job of her dreams. Don’t great leaders really want their corporations to be the best, even at the price of their ego? Sad.

Not to mention that one of the best candidates did not even get a chance to make it to the finals. I think Mark would have been such a solid choice as an apprentice. Anyway, like I said, feel free to deduct cool point accordingly.

Now, I must say that as some of you know, music is dear to my heart. I mean it paid my bills for a long time. I still love it so much. Pop music today is so throw away, and with that said my guilty pleasure Friday is: Ashlee Simpson’s new single L.O.V.E. What a great pop song, you end up singing it all day long. Maybe during this Christmas season she teach the other members of her family a little something about LOVE.

Go Be Great.

First let me apologize for the fact that my Tuesday and Wednesday posts did not make it through the SonicWall protection we have here. That thing is like Fort Knocks. My home DSL will be up tomorrow and from there I can continue to blog effortlessly.

Tony Moran had a great blog yesterday about leadership. http://tonymorgan.typepad.com/tony_morgan_one_of_the_si/2005/09/10_easy_ways_to_1.html
Last night I was dealing with an issue and trying to figure out one of the core questions that stump me. What makes a person negative, and why are negative people so contagious. I was talking with one of the elder statesman of the church about this, a professor, and he told me about a sociologist that did a survey. This sociologist took a group and choose 18 people who considered themselves positive or extremely positive. Additionally, he took 2 people who considered their outlook on issues as pessimistic or negative. Over the course of the project (case study) the 2 negative members successfully infected the positive people and changed their perspective on the project. During the exit interview, 17 of the 18 positive people stated they would have to grade themselves as shifting to a more negative attitude over the course of the 6 weeks.

So how does this affect church? Well, with whom do you surround yourself? Are there negative people on your staff? Do you look at problems or possibilities?

We are blessed at Calvary because as a majority, our staff is extremely positive, graceful, and very hard workers. I would love your thoughts on this issue.

How in the world have we come to this point where we actually have to deliberate growth. I am perplexed at times by ability some people have to focus on just the problems and never see the opportunity. I am baffled. For instance, our church is blessed with having a school. I am very partial to this school as it is my alma-mater. I want this school to be the best private school in the world and to do that we must grow. For the first time in Calvary history, we have just under 100 kids in the high school. Next year we have announced repeatedly in both the school and the church that we are going to launch a football program. Now today, after we have lined up coaches, students, and some funding the school board is going to pull up and question the decision and stop just short of saying that it wont happen this year. I know most people wont care but this is my blog and this issue is eating me alive today on my day off. UGH! Football provides us amazing legitimacy, growth potential, and an additional sense of community. From a marketing stand point, football will propel us to the next level as a school, thus providing major exposure in a football state. More to come I’m sure on this.

Also, as a side note, I am going to load a couple of my latest designs for your feedback.




Here are 3 of the lateset creations from the Calvary cave: