If you're starting your career or have been in the workforce for a while, it's important to look to the future. Famous hockey star Wayne Gretzky said, “I skate where the puck is going, not where it's been. The same goes for your career. You have to look ahead.
Find out how you can use your skills to move toward a fast-growing career instead of being stuck in a job that isn't going anywhere. I write about the monthly employment report compiled by the United States Department of Labor. Every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows how many new jobs were created or lost. Data captures a moment in time.
This division, as you can imagine, has access to a wealth of information and statistics about jobs and careers. While most economists, Wall Street professionals, and nerdy types like me pay attention to monthly employment reports, the BLS has some compelling reading for proactive people who want to advance their careers. He has compiled lists of the fastest-growing jobs and careers. In addition, the BLS shares how much these features pay.
Within health care, employment in the individual and family services industry is expected to increase the fastest, with an annual growth rate of 3.3%. Some of the fast-growing healthcare occupations include nurse practitioners, physical therapist assistants, and physician assistants. In the current and, eventually, post-pandemic environment, health care will have priority. The growing demand for care from an aging population during the post-war period, the extension of life expectancy and the continued growth in the number of patients with chronic diseases will demand a constant need for health care providers.
Technological advances are expected to continue to grow at an accelerated pace. We see an acceleration in artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous vehicles, cryptocurrencies, games, virtual reality, online collaborative video platforms and the metaverse. There will be needs across the gamut, from big tech giants to rudimentary start-ups. As businesses continue to move forward online, demand will exceed the supply of suitable candidates.
According to the BLS, “IT and mathematics occupations are expected to experience rapid employment growth, as strong demand for IT security and software development is expected, partly due to the increase in the prevalence of teleworking, driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. The disadvantage is that technological changes that facilitate the increase in automation are expected to result in a decrease in employment in office and administrative support occupations. Tangentially, there will be a great need for people to interpret the enormous amount of data to help business leaders make intelligent and informed decisions. The demand for new products, such as the Internet of Things, and for the analysis and interpretation of large data sets is also expected to contribute to the rapid growth in the employment of statisticians, information security analysts and data scientists.
Other trends, such as the adoption of environmentally friendly initiatives, the mass adoption of pets during the pandemic, the mental health crisis, working from home and the desire to improve our health and our lives, will create all kinds of new opportunities. The 21st century has seen rapid changes in the workforce, and many people are happily working in careers that didn't exist ten or twenty years ago. Many people understand that they need to develop new skills and increase their knowledge to change careers. Currently, some environmental careers are expected to grow more slowly than average, such as zoologists and wildlife biologists (5%).
Many careers and industries are expected to be in high demand by 2030, due to a multitude of factors. Because of these harmful environmental effects, there is also a greater need for careers in environmental protection, some of which have not even been created yet. Because of the seriousness of climate change and the need for urgent action, environmental careers of all kinds are likely to grow in the coming decades. These three careers in the financial services industry require a college degree in business.
All of the careers I've listed here will grow in relevance and provide an element of job security in the next decade. Other travel-based careers, such as accommodation managers, are likely to experience close to average growth over the same period (9%). .