The Numbers Are in – Check Out These Fast-Growing Careers!

May 9th, 2012 by admin

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its updated projections of the 20 occupations with the fastest-growing employment between 2010-20. When you look over the list, you’ll notice that many of the top professions are in the field of healthcare. How many times have you heard that if you want a “safe” career, enter healthcare? Well, it sounds like that refrain is going to continue into the next decade.

Obviously, you should follow the path that is going to make you happy, but if you are on the fence about what kind of education you should pursue, check out this list of the 20 fastest-growing professions:

  1. Personal care aides
  2. Home health aides
  3. Biomedical engineers
  4. Brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters
  5. Carpenters
  6. Veterinary technologists and technicians
  7. Reinforcing iron and rebar workers
  8. Physical therapist assistants
  9. Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters
  10. Meeting, convention, and event planners
  11. Diagnostic medical sonographers
  12. Occupational therapy assistants
  13. Physical therapist aides
  14. Glaziers
  15. Interpreters and translators
  16. Medical secretaries
  17. Market research analysts and marketing specialists
  18. Marriage and family therapists
  19. Brickmasons and blockmasons
  20. Physical therapists

Is the career you want on this list? If so, then you might be headed in a great direction. If not, don’t worry, there are many other promising careers beyond the ones that made the cut. If you aren’t sure what to do next, search for a college near you that offers programs in your area of interest. They can help you plan a strategy for pursuing your next career.

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