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Kennewick -- If you're looking for job security, you might want to think about becoming a landscaper or a nurse.  That news from the Employment Security Department.  The department has just released a forecast on the growth of industries and occupations up to 2014.

Work for software application engineers should also be more widely available than other positions.

The report's authors note that the occupation projections may not prove to be exact, but they do provide an indication of which jobs will have the greatest demand.

One Kennewick landscaper, Lloyd Myers with Curb Creations agreed that landscaping may be positioned for tremendous growth.  In the last year, Myers has gone from five employees to fifteen.  When he began his business four years ago, Myers had one truck.  He now has ten. 

Myers said, "My business now has been pretty much doubling every year for the last three years. We started out doing so much but I've noticed a doubling every year for the last three years."

The report indicates that job growth in Washington, overall, is steady.  Compared with national projections, Washington may have fewer jobs in management and production, but significantly more jobs in farming, science, architecture, engineering and computer related fields.  State projections are also more optimistic for office and administrative support and construction.