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 TitleTypical Entry Level College Degree NeededProjected Career GrowthProjected New Jobs by 2022Median Salary
1Interpreters & TranslatorsBachelor's Degree46%29,300$45,430
2Information Security AnalystsBachelor's Degree37%27,400$86,170
3Nurse PractitionersMaster's Degree34%47,600$96,460
4Market Research AnalystBachelor's Degree32%131,500$60,300
5Marriage & Family TherapistsMaster's Degree31%11,600$41,500
6Substance Abuse CounselorsHigh School Diploma/Equivalent (Bachelor's Degrees Available)31%28,200$38,520
7Surgical TechnologistsPostsecondary Non-degree Award30%29,300$41,790
8Veterinary Technologists & TechniciansAssociate's Degree30%25,000$30,290
9Certified Nurse MidwifeMaster's Degree29%47,600$96,460
10Medical AssistantsPostsecondary Non-degree Award29%162,900$29,370
11Personal Financial AdvisorsBachelor's Degree27%60,300$67,520
12ActuariesBachelor's Degree26%6,300$93,680
13Cost EstimatorBachelor's Degree26%53,000$58,860
14Licensed Practical NursePostsecondary Non-degree Award25%182,900$41,540
15Dental AssistantsPostsecondary Non-degree Award25%74,400$34500
16Emergency Medical Technicians & ParamedicsPostsecondary Non-degree Award23%55,300$31,020
17Medical & Health Services ManagerBachelor's Degree23%73,300$88,580
18Software DevelopersBachelor's Degree22%222,600$93,350
19LogisticiansBachelor's Degree22%27,600$72,780
20Medical & Clinical Lab Technicians/TechnologistsTechnicians: Associate’s Degree or Postsecondary Non-degree Award | Technologists: Bachelor's Degree22%70,600$47,820
21Medical Records & Health Information TechniciansPostsecondary Non-degree Award22%41,100$34,160
22HVAC & Refrigeration Mechanics/InstallersPostsecondary Non-degree Award21%55,900$43,640
23Nursing AideState-approved Education Program (Degree's Available)21%312,200$24,400
24Civil EngineersBachelor's Degree20%53,700$79,340
25Pharmacy TechnicianHigh School Diploma/Equivalent (Certificates & Degrees Available)20%70,700$29,320
26Nursing InstructorMaster's Degree19%68,970$68,970
27Registered NurseAssociate's Degree19%526,800$65,470
28Social WorkersBachelor's Degree19%114,100$44,200
29ArchitectBachelor's Degree17%18,600$73,090
30ParalegalAssociate's Degree17%46,200$46,990
31Preschool TeachersAssociate's Degree17%76,400$27,130
32Financial AnalystsBachelor's Degree16%39,300$76,950
33Education AdministratorsMaster's Degree15%23,500$86,490
34Computer & Information Systems ManagersBachelor's Degree15%50,900$120,950
35Computer Network ArchitectsBachelor's Degree15%20,900$91,000
36Database AdministratorsBachelor's Degree15%17,900$77,080
37SociologistsMaster's Degree15%400$74,960
38Marketing ManagerBachelor's Degree13%25,400$115,750
39Human Resource ManagerBachelor's Degree13%13,600$99,720
40Certified Public Accountant (CPA)Bachelor's Degree13%166,700$63,550
41Instructional CoordinatorsMaster's Degree13%18,500$60,050
42Interior DesignerBachelor's Degree13%7,000$47,600
43PsychologistsMaster's Degree12%18,700$69,280
44Network & Computer Systems AdministratorsBachelor's Degree12%42,900$72,560
45Secretaries & Administrative AssistantsHigh School Diploma/Equivalent (Certificates Available)12%479,500$35,330
46Public Relations SpecialistsBachelor's Degree12%27,400$54,170
47Kindergarten & Elementary School TeachersBachelor's Degree12%188,400$53,090
48Arbitrators, Mediators & ConciliatorsBachelor's Degree10%900$61,280
49Sales ManagersBachelor's Degree8%29,800$105,260
50Emergency Management DirectorsBachelor's Degree8%800$59,770

 

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