Fastest Growing Jobs and Careers in United States

If you are looking for an exciting career with job security and an opportunity to help others, DrKnows has a terrific suggestion – become a caregiver for patients with chronic medical illness.  Why is working as a home health aide or a personal care aide such a great opportunity?  On March 15, 2015, the United States Department of Labor published a blog post summarizing data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics projecting growth rates for the fastest growing occupations during the coming years.  The United States government anticipates that with global commerce, an aging population, and advancing technology, that some jobs will become obsolete while other careers will flourish.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the following are the fastest growing occupations between 2012 and 2022.

  1. Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
  2. Personal Care Aides (48.8 percent)
  3. Home Health Aides (48.5 percent)
  4. Mechanical Insulation Workers (47 percent)
  5. Interpreters and Translators (46 percent)
  6. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (46 percent)
  7. Stonemasons, Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Tile and Marble Settlers (43 percent)
  8. Occupational Therapy Assistants (43 percent)
  9. Genetic Counselors (41 percent)
  10.  Physical Therapist Assistants (41 percent)


Others to consider include:

  1.  Physical Therapist Aides
  2.  Computer Programmer
  3.  Day Care Provider
  4.  Elder Care Specialist
  5.  Employment Specialist
  6.  Environmental Engineer
  7.  Management Consultant
  8.  Networking Specialist
  9.  Physician’s Assistant
  10.  Social Services Coordinator
  11.  Skincare Specialists
  12.  Segmental Pavers
  13.  Helpers for Electricians
  14.  Information Security Analysts
  15.  Occupational Therapy Aides
  16.  Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
  17.  Medical Secretaries
  18.  Physical Therapists
  19.  Orthotists and Prosthetists
  20.  Brickmasons and Blockmasons
  21.  Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
  22.  Nurse Practitioners
  23.  Audiologists
  24.  Dental Hygienists
  25.  Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
  26.  Therapists, all other
  27.  Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  28.  Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors




Author: Scot J. Richardson, M.D.

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