Greater Birmingham's projected employment growth rate is 8.9% over the next 10 years.
Jobs and Attainment
Jobs will require relevant bachelor’s (BA)
and sub-bachelor’s (sub-BA) degrees.
Birmingham’s projected BA job growth rate over the next 10 years
Birmingham’s projected sub-BA job growth rate over the next 10 years
Automation will likely impact many low-skill jobs in the future, including retail, transportation and food preparation.
Many jobs, including those in life sciences and management, face a low risk of automation.
There will be 927 information technology job openings annually over the next decade in Greater Birmingham.
We will have more than six times as many information technology jobs requiring BA level degrees than graduates. Educators, employers and students can make strategic decisions to align with this opportunity.
The information technology industry grew 77% from 2010 – 2015.
Evolution of Skills
Employers will need employees who possess a variety of skills, including hard, soft and digital skills.