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By Meymo Lyons

Job seekers need look no farther that Virginia for opportunities in the professional, science, technical and health care fields.

Data from the Virginia Employment Commission shows those are the industries expected to see employment growth over the next eight years. The numbers project overall job growth of nearly 600,000 positions by 2018. That's an increase of nearly 15 percent.

The figures come as Virginia's unemployment rate hovers around 7 percent, well below the national average of about 9.5 percent. According to the data, Virginia is expected to see a nearly 41 percent increase in employment in the professional, scientific and technical services industry. The health care and social assistance industry also is projected to see growth of about 31 percent.

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