January 17, 2016

The Fastest Growing Professions In The United States

If you’re a job seeker, it’s time to set your sights on the fastest growing professions in the United States. These in-demand jobs are expected to boom in the next decade. All of these careers offer a fantastic chance for you to get your foot in the door of a cool niche, have a bit of job security, and earn a good paycheck.

Follow The Road To Success And The Sky Is The Limit

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently published a list of the fastest growing professions in the United States. These are the jobs that the BLS predicts will have the highest percent increase in employment between 2014-2024.

Start looking now and you’ll notice a lot of job listings for these in-demand jobs. Seek the training and education necessary for one of these jobs and it will really boost your chances of finding a job.

Here are the fastest growing professions in the US according to the BLS. Below each job you’ll see both the expected growth rate and the median pay:

  1. Wind Turbine Service Technicians
    • Growth Rate: 108%
    • Median Pay: $48,800
  2. Occupational Therapy Assistants
    • Growth Rate: 43%
    • Median Pay: $56,950
  3. Physical Therapist Assistants
    • Growth Rate: 41%
    • Median Pay: $54,410
  4. Physical Therapist Aides
    • Growth Rate: 39%
    • Median Pay: $24,650
  5. Home Health Aides
    • Growth Rate: 38%
    • Median Pay: $21,380
  6. Commercial Divers
    • Growth Rate: 37%
    • Median Pay: $45,890
  7. Nurse Practitioners
    • Growth Rate: 35%
    • Median Pay: $95,350
  8. Physical Therapists
    • Growth Rate: 34%
    • Median Pay: $82,390
  9. Statisticians
    • Growth Rate: 34%
    • Median Pay: $79,990
  10. Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except EMTs
    • Growth Rate: 33%
    • Median Pay: $24,080
  11. Occupational Therapy Aides
    • Growth Rate: 31%
    • Median Pay: $26,550
  12. Physician Assistants
    • Growth Rate: 30%
    • Median Pay: $95,820
  13. Operations Research Analysts
    • Growth Rate: 30%
    • Median Pay: $76,660
  14. Personal Financial Advisors
    • Growth Rate: 30%
    • Median Pay: $81,060
  15. Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
    • Growth Rate: 29%
    • Median Pay: $60,930
  16. Genetic Counselors
    • Growth Rate: 29%
    • Median Pay: $67,500
  17. Interpreters and Translators
    • Growth Rate: 29%
    • Median Pay: $43,590
  18. Audiologists
    • Growth Rate: 29%
    • Median Pay: $73,060
  19. Hearing Aid Specialists
    • Growth Rate: 27%
    • Median Pay: $43,010
  20. Optometrists
    • Growth Rate: 27%
    • Median Pay: $101,410

Which job are you going to pursue? They are all excellent choices. If you’re a job seeker use this list to help focus and fine tune your job search. Pick one of these careers and you’ll be one step closer to finding a job.

You can search for job listings for the fastest growing professions on the JobMonkey JobCenter. It’s online and waiting for you 24/7. Good luck!

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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