Fastest Growing Jobs Unveiled
The new year has just started and its the best time to think about a career choice. For those trying to decide on a college course to take, here is some useful information. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) revealed the hottest jobs for 2018 and beyond that will help students make the right decision and land in satisfying and well-compensating jobs.
The BLS revealed what are likely to be the fastest growing occupations between now and 2026 across the United States. The report points out, “Knowing which industries are projected to grow or decline helps jobseekers make more informed career decisions.”
The report helps students choose a college that fits their future plans and gets them on track to the career they want.
Here are five occupations requiring a bachelor’s degree that will have strong job openings over the next decade:
1. Registered Nurse
Projected increase in jobs over the next decade: 15 percent
Increase in job number: 437,000
Number of jobs in 2016: 2,955,200
Median salary in 2016: $68,450
Job outlook: There will be an ongoing emphasis on preventive care. Growing rates of diabetes, obesity and other chronic conditions, and baby-boomers who are living longer than previous generations are all driving the need for registered nurses.
2. Software Developer
Projected increase in jobs over the next decade: 24 percent
Increase in job numbers: 299,500
Number of jobs in 2016: 1,256,200
Median salary in 2016: $102,280
Job Outlook: At 24 percent, the projected growth in jobs for software developers is three times higher than the average for all occupations.
3. Accountant and Auditor
Projected increase in jobs over the next decade: 10 percent
Increase in job numbers: 140,300
Number of jobs in 2016: 1,397,700
Median salary in 2016: $68,150
Job Outlook: In general, the growth in the accounting industry is closely tied to the health of the economy. As the economy expands, the BLS report notes, there will be an increased need for professionals to prepare financial records and assess financial operations.
4. Market Research Analyst
Projected increase in jobs over the next decade: 23 percent
Increase in job numbers: 136,000
Number of jobs in 2016: 595,400
Median salary in 2016: $62,560
Job Outlook: The growing demand for market research analysts is being driven by the increased use of research data across all industries.
5. General and Operations Manager
Projected increase in jobs over the next decade: 8 percent
Increase in job numbers: 195,100
Number of jobs in 2016: 2,572,000
Median salary in 2016: $103,950
Job Outlook: One of these management positions don’t usually come straight out of college. They typically require five years of experience, and often much more. Employment opportunities will be strongest in industries that are expanding with fierce competition for top executive spots.