February 6, 2021


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Fastest Growing Careers – Career Thoughts

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Fastest Growing Careers

As you’re choosing a career (or thinking about moving into a new one), its important to think about how the occupation will grow over time. After all, nobody wants to spend years of their life developing a skill set that wont be needed in the future.

While its impossible to say for certain which occupations will have the greatest levels of growth, we can use past and current statistical data to make statistical predictions.

Below, you will find a list of careers that are projected to grow the most (as a percentage) between now and 2020. The occupations are ranked according to the projected growth column, which is calculated as ((projected jobs current jobs) / current jobs) * 100%

While the following information can be useful, you shouldn’t base your career decision entirely on this data. Its useful, but it doesn’t tell the whole story. For example, it doesn’t include the opportunities for advancement that may have a brighter (or bleaker) long-term outlook. This information should be but one of many factors that you consider.

OccupationProjected growthCurrent jobs (2010)Projected jobs (2020)Mean SalaryRequired Education
Home health aides69%1,017,0001,723,900$20,560High school diploma
Biomedical engineer62%15,70025,400$81,540Bachelors degree
Veterinary technician52%80,200121,900$29,710Associates degree
Physical therapist aide43%47,00067,300$23,680High school diploma
Glazier42%47,90059,600$36,640High school diploma
Market research analyst41%282,700399,300$60,570Bachelors degree
Brickmason40%89,200125,300$46,930High school diploma
Physical therapist39%198,600276,000$76,310Doctoral degree
Dental hygienist37%181,800250,300$68,250Associates degree
Bicycle repairer37%9,90013,600$23,660Less than high school
Audiologist36%13,00017,800$66,660Doctoral degree
Stonemason36%15,60021,400$37,180High school diploma
Cost estimator36%185,000252,900$57,860Bachelors degree
Veterinarian35%61,40083,400$82,040Doctoral degree

All statistical data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Career One Stop

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