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The 10 fastest growing jobs for the next 10 years


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The job landscape is always changing, depending on the needs of the market. The last US Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment projections, for 2020-2030, show that the US gained 11.9 million new jobs during that time.

BLS projections have the health care and social care sector adding the most new jobs, with the fastest growth in leisure and hospitality, as that industry recovers from the pandemic.

If you’re looking for a job that’s likely a decade away, read on for the fastest-growing occupations, ranked by their projected growth rate.

To see which occupations to avoid, read “Ten Jobs That Will Shrink Fastest Over the Next Decade.”

1. Wind turbine service technicians

Wind Turbines in Ellensburg, Washington
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Projected job growth rate for 2020-2030: 68.2%

Projected job growth for 2020-2030: 4,700 jobs

Average annual salary as of May 2020: $ 56,230

2. Nurse Practitioners

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Projected job growth rate for 2020-2030: 52.2%

Projected job growth for 2020-2030: 114,900 jobs

Average annual salary as of May 2020: $ 111,680

Nurse Practitioners are among the highest paid types of RNs, as we detailed in “Here’s What Nurses Make in Every State.”

3. Solar photovoltaic installers

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Projected job growth rate for 2020-2030: 52.1%

Projected job growth for 2020-2030: 6,100 jobs

Average annual salary as of May 2020: $ 46,470

4. Statistics

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Projected job growth rate for 2020-2030: 35.4%

Projected job growth for 2020-2030: 14,900 jobs

Average annual salary as of May 2020: $ 92,270

5. Physiotherapist assistants

Physiotherapist
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Projected job growth rate for 2020-2030: 35.4%

Projected job growth for 2020-2030: 33,200 jobs

Average annual salary as of May 2020: $ 59,770

6. Information security analysts

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Projected job growth rate for 2020-2030: 33.3%

Projected job growth for 2020-2030: 47,100 jobs

Average annual salary as of May 2020: $ 103,590

7. Home care and personal care aides

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Projected job growth rate for 2020-2030: 32.6%

Projected job growth for 2020-2030: 1,129,900 jobs

Average annual salary as of May 2020: $ 27,080

8. Directors of medical and health services

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Projected job growth rate for 2020-2030: 32.5%

Projected job growth for 2020-2030: 139,600 jobs

Average annual salary as of May 2020: $ 104,280

9. Data Scientists and Other Mathematical Sciences Occupations

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Projected job growth rate for 2020-2030: 31.4%

Projected job growth for 2020-2030: 19,800 jobs

Average annual salary as of May 2020: $ 98,230

10. Medical assistants

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Projected job growth rate for 2020-2030: 31%

Projected job growth for 2020-2030: 40,100 jobs

Average annual salary in May 2020: $ 115,390

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