10 Hottest Careers for the Next 10 Years

A recent study by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics has named the fastest growing occupations for the next 10 years and some of them might surprise you!  Whether you want to change careers or are just starting out, having a good idea of where our workforce is headed is a smart way to ensure you’ll have a successful future. It’s evident that new job growth is heavily focused in the medical industry. As the baby boomer generation continues to age, it makes sense that more health care practitioners will be needed.  As more millenials enter the workforce, we are seeing a change in what they expect from their employers. This is having a major impact on corporate culture and is driving the growth of new positions that relate to organizational health and effectiveness. The need for interpreters and translators is also a nod to the growing Hispanic population, which is the fasting growing demographic in the country.

All of the jobs on the list will see a 40-50 percent growth over the next 10 years. When you consider that the average job growth rate now is around 10 percent, the below professions are spurring growth five times the average. The median annual wages for these growing industries is also a positive sign since the average annual wage in 2012 was $44,321. Check out this list to see which jobs will help shape our future workforce.

Organizational psychologists

Median annual wage: $83, 580

Personal Care Aides

Median annual wage: $19, 910

Home health aides

Median annual wage: $20,820

Insulation workers, mechanical

Median annual wage: $39,170

Interpreters and translators

Median annual wage: $45,430

Diagnostic medical sonographer

Median annual wage: $65, 860

Brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters

Median annual wage: $28, 220

Occupational therapy assistants

Median annual wage: $53,240

Genetic counselors

Median annual wage: $56, 800

Physical therapist assistants

Median annual wage: $52, 160