50 Careers that are Growing

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Looking for fast-growing careers in today’s job market? You’ve come to the right place! Get valuable information including occupational roles and responsibilities, salary and job projections and tips on how you may go about pursuing these in-demand careers. Let’s start off with the top five fast-growing occupations – event planner, interpreter/translator, medical secretary, market research analyst and registered nurse.

What college degree might you need to achieve these fast growing careers?[ii]

# Job Title Typical Entry Level College Degree Needed Projected Career Growth Projected New Jobs by 2022 Median Salary
1 Interpreters & Translators Bachelor's Degree 46% 29,300 $45,430
2 Information Security Analysts Bachelor's Degree 37% 27,400 $86,170
3 Nurse Practitioners Master's Degree 34% 47,600 $96,460
4 Market Research Analyst Bachelor's Degree 32% 131,500 $60,300
5 Marriage & Family Therapists Master's Degree 31% 11,600 $41,500
6 Substance Abuse Counselors High School Diploma/Equivalent (Bachelor's Degrees Available) 31% 28,200 $38,520
7 Surgical Technologists Postsecondary Non-degree Award 30% 29,300 $41,790
8 Veterinary Technologists & Technicians Associate's Degree 30% 25,000 $30,290
9 Certified Nurse Midwife Master's Degree 29% 47,600 $96,460
10 Medical Assistants Postsecondary Non-degree Award 29% 162,900 $29,370
11 Personal Financial Advisors Bachelor's Degree 27% 60,300 $67,520
12 Actuaries Bachelor's Degree 26% 6,300 $93,680
13 Cost Estimator Bachelor's Degree 26% 53,000 $58,860
14 Licensed Practical Nurse Postsecondary Non-degree Award 25% 182,900 $41,540
15 Dental Assistants Postsecondary Non-degree Award 25% 74,400 $34500
16 Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics Postsecondary Non-degree Award 23% 55,300 $31,020
17 Medical & Health Services Manager Bachelor's Degree 23% 73,300 $88,580
18 Software Developers Bachelor's Degree 22% 222,600 $93,350
19 Logisticians Bachelor's Degree 22% 27,600 $72,780
20 Medical & Clinical Lab Technicians/Technologists Technicians: Associate’s Degree or Postsecondary Non-degree Award | Technologists: Bachelor's Degree 22% 70,600 $47,820
21 Medical Records & Health Information Technicians Postsecondary Non-degree Award 22% 41,100 $34,160
22 HVAC & Refrigeration Mechanics/Installers Postsecondary Non-degree Award 21% 55,900 $43,640
23 Nursing Aide State-approved Education Program (Degree's Available) 21% 312,200 $24,400
24 Civil Engineers Bachelor's Degree 20% 53,700 $79,340
25 Pharmacy Technician High School Diploma/Equivalent (Certificates & Degrees Available) 20% 70,700 $29,320
26 Nursing Instructor Master's Degree 19% 68,970 $68,970
27 Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 19% 526,800 $65,470
28 Social Workers Bachelor's Degree 19% 114,100 $44,200
29 Architect Bachelor's Degree 17% 18,600 $73,090
30 Paralegal Associate's Degree 17% 46,200 $46,990
31 Preschool Teachers Associate's Degree 17% 76,400 $27,130
32 Financial Analysts Bachelor's Degree 16% 39,300 $76,950
33 Education Administrators Master's Degree 15% 23,500 $86,490
34 Computer & Information Systems Managers Bachelor's Degree 15% 50,900 $120,950
35 Computer Network Architects Bachelor's Degree 15% 20,900 $91,000
36 Database Administrators Bachelor's Degree 15% 17,900 $77,080
37 Sociologists Master's Degree 15% 400 $74,960
38 Marketing Manager Bachelor's Degree 13% 25,400 $115,750
39 Human Resource Manager Bachelor's Degree 13% 13,600 $99,720
40 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Bachelor's Degree 13% 166,700 $63,550
41 Instructional Coordinators Master's Degree 13% 18,500 $60,050
42 Interior Designer Bachelor's Degree 13% 7,000 $47,600
43 Psychologists Master's Degree 12% 18,700 $69,280
44 Network & Computer Systems Administrators Bachelor's Degree 12% 42,900 $72,560
45 Secretaries & Administrative Assistants High School Diploma/Equivalent (Certificates Available) 12% 479,500 $35,330
46 Public Relations Specialists Bachelor's Degree 12% 27,400 $54,170
47 Kindergarten & Elementary School Teachers Bachelor's Degree 12% 188,400 $53,090
48 Arbitrators, Mediators & Conciliators Bachelor's Degree 10% 900 $61,280
49 Sales Managers Bachelor's Degree 8% 29,800 $105,260
50 Emergency Management Directors Bachelor's Degree 8% 800 $59,770

 

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