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30 Fastest Growing Jobs for the next 10 Years

Over the next decade, the U.S. economy is projected to add 20.5 million new jobs, a growth rate of 14.3 percent, according to a recent study conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  This is excellent news for all Americans, however it gets even better for those with a college education:  jobs requiring some type of post-secondary schooling are expected to grow faster than any other jobs between 2010 and 2020.  So get a head start on your education now, whether you enter a degree program or just begin taking a few classes, and you should find yourself with some excellent job opportunities in the coming years.

Occupations that require a master's degree for entry are projected to grow the fastest of any education level, at 21.7 percent over the next decade.   Jobs needing a doctorate will increase 19.9 percent, associate degree occupations will grow at 18 percent, and those jobs requiring a bachelors degree will grow at 16.5 percent, while jobs that need a high school education will only grow 12.2 percent.

Growth of Jobs Requiring Different Levels of Education

Typical Education Needed for Entry 2010 Number of Jobs 2020 Projected Number of Jobs Change, 2010-2020 % Change, 2010-2020
Doctoral or professional degree 4,409,700 5,286,300 876,600 19.90%
Masters degree 1,986,000 2,417,200 432,200 21.70%
Bachelors degree 22,171,100 25,827,200 3,656,100 16.50%
Associates degree 7,994,600 9,434,600 1,440,000 18.00%
Post-secondary non-degree award 6,524,000 7,624,900 1,100,900 16.90%
Some college, no degree 811,600 953,800 142,200 17.50%
High school diploma or equivalent 62,089,600 69,665,700 7,567,100 12.20%
Less than high school 37,081,700 42,327,400 5,245,700 14.10%

 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics also determined specifically what the 30 occupations predicted to have the fastest job growth over the next decade are; 17 of these occupations require post-secondary education to enter that job.

For example, biomedical engineers (a profession that requires a bachelor's degree) are expected to jump 61.7 percent in employment over the next decade, adding 9,700 jobs to the economy.  Market research analysts (who also require a bachelor's degree) are predicted to add 116,600 jobs, increasing in employment 41.2 percent.   Also, veterinary technicians are expected to have a significant jump in employment of 52 percent, adding 41,000 jobs over the next decade.   An associates degree is required to work as a veterinary tech.

The occupation predicted to have the largest job growth in the coming 10 years, registered nurses, requires at least an associates degree to enter the field.   711,900 new registered nurses are expected to be hired in the next decade, an increase of 26 percent.

Only 3 of the 30 occupations that are predicted to lose jobs over the coming decade require post-secondary education.  The other 27 projected to decline in employment only require lower levels of education, like a high school diploma or less than a completed high school education.

So beginning your higher education now may have a significant pay-off by the time you graduate with your degree.

30 Jobs with the Fastest Projected Growth

Profession 2010 Employment Projected 2020 Employment Change Percent Change Education Generally Needed for Job Entry
Personal care aides 861,000 1,468,000 607,000 70.50% Less than high school
Home health aides 1,017,700 1,723,900 706,300 69.40% Less than high school
Biomedical engineers 15,700 25,400 9,700 61.70% Bachelor's degree
Helpers - brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters 29,400 47,000 17,600 60.10% Less than high school
Helpers - carpenters 46,500 72,400 25,900 55.70% Less than high school
Veterinary technologists and technicians 80,200 121,900 41,700 52.00% Associate's degree
Reinforcing iron and rebar workers 19,100 28,400 9,300 48.60% High school diploma or equivalent
Physical therapist assistants 67,400 98,200 30,800 45.70% Associate's degree
Helpers - pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 57,900 84,200 26,300 45.40% High school diploma or equivalent
Meeting, convention, and event planners 71,600 102,900 31,300 43.70% Bachelor's degree
Diagnostic medical sonographers 53,700 77,100 23,400 43.50% Associate's degree
Occupational therapy assistants 28,500 40,800 12,300 43.30% Associate's degree
Physical therapist aides 47,000 67,300 20,300 43.10% High school diploma or equivalent
Glaziers 41,900 59,600 17,700 42.40% High school diploma or equivalent
Interpreters and translators 58,400 83,100 24,600 42.20% Bachelor's degree
Medical secretaries 508,700 718,900 210,200 41.30% High school diploma or equivalent
Marketing research analysists and marketing specialists 282,700 399,300 116,600 41.20% Bachelor's degree
Marriage and family therapists 36,000 50,800 14,800 41.20% Master's degree
Brickmasons and blockmasons 89,200 125,300 36,100 40.50% High school diploma or equivalent
Physical therapists 198,600 276,000 77,400 39.00% Doctoral or professional degree
Dental hygenists 181,800 250,300 68,500 37.70% Associate's degree
Bicycle repairers 9,900 13,600 3,700 37.60% High school diploma or equivalent
Audiologists 13,000 17,800 4,800 36.80% Doctoral or professional degree
Health educators 63,400 86,600 23,200 36.50% Bachelor's degree
Stonemasons 15,600 21,400 5,700 36.50% High school diploma or equivalent
Cost estimators 185,400 252,900 67,500 36.40% Bachelor's degree
Medical scientists, except epidemiologists 100,000 136,500 36,400 36.40% Doctoral or professional degree
Mental health counselors 120,300 163,900 43,600 36.30% Master's degree
Pile-driver operators 4,100 5,600 1,500 36.00% High school diploma or equivalent
Veterinarians 61,400 83,400 22,000 35.90% Doctoral or professional degree

Source:  Bureau of Labor Statistics - Employment Projections, 2010-2020

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