If you’re trying to choose a career path, it’s a good idea to know whether the opportunities in your industry will still be there several years down the road.
One U.S. government resource that can help make your choice easier is the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook. It lists 20 occupations with the highest projected growth between 2020 and 2030.
Let’s take a look at the job titles with the most projected growth over the next several years.
|2020 Median Pay|
|Motion picture projectionists||70%||$27,490 per year|
|Wind turbine service technicians||68%||$56,230 per year|
|Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers||62%||$25,110 per year|
|Nurse practitioners||52%||$25,110 per year|
|Solar photovoltaic installers||52%||$46,470 per year|
|Cooks, restaurant||49%||$28,800 per year|
|Agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes||46%||$75,420 per year|
|Costume attendants||44%||$42,910 per year|
|Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors||39%||$40,510 per year|
|Model makers, wood||39%||$64,050 per year|
|Athletes and sports competitors||38%||$50,850 per year|
|Makeup artists, theatrical and performance||37%||$106,920 per year|
|Occupational therapy assistants||36%||$62,940 per year|
|Statisticians||35%||$92,270 per year|
|Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other||35%||$27,230 per year|
|Physical therapist assistants||35%||$59,770 per year|
|Animal caretakers||34%||$26,080 per year|
|Miscellaneous entertainers and performers, sports and related workers||34%||$15.70 per hour|
|Information security analysts||33%||$103,590 per year|
|Film and video editors||33%||$67,250 per year|