Q. How can I find out the projected job growth and average salaries in my field?
The US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistic's Occupational Outlook Handbook has this information.
Another great resource is O*Net Online (http://www.onetonline.org/). O*Net provides information and projected job growth by career area and provides statistics on salary both on a national and state level. O*Net gets its information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and repackages it in a way that is frequently easier to use. Try both!