Top 30 Jobs to look forward to in 2020

Top 30 Jobs to Look Forward in 2020

Top 30 Jobs to look forward to by 2020

(MP) The US Bureau of Labor Statistics recently release projections for the Top 30 jobs (fastest-growing careers) in the near future. The report estimates that 20.5 million new jobs will be added by 2020, a 14.3 percent growth from 2010. If you’re considering a career switch or are thinking about where to begin –here’s the list of the:

Top 30 Jobs of the future

Top 30 Jobs to look forward to in 2020

30. Veterinarians: Pay -83K

Projected increase in 2020: 35.9 percent

Education: Veterinarians come in a #30 of our Top 30 Jobs. They must complete a four-year post-grad program to receive a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Before practicing, veterinarians must also be licensed by the state.

29. Pile-driver operators: Pay – $36,640

Projected increase in 2020: 42.4 percent

Education/training: High school diploma and, typically, three years of classroom and on-the-job training.

Top 30 Jobs to look forward to in 2020
28. Mental health counselors: Pay -$38,150

Projected increase in 2020: 36.3 percent

Education/training: Master’s degree. Some states require public school counselors to have both counseling and teaching certificates and to have had some teaching experience.

27. Health educators: Pay -$45,830

Projected increase in 2020: 36.5 percent

Education/training: Entry-level health educator positions generally need a bachelor’s degree from a health education program.

26. Medical scientists: Pay -$76,700

Projected increase in 2020: 36.4 percent

Education/training: A PhD in the biological sciences typically qualifies people to research basic life processes or particular medical problems and to analyze the results of experiments.

Top 30 Jobs to look forward to in 2020
25. Cost estimators: Pay -$57,860

Projected increase in 2020: 36.4 percent

Education/training: Bachelor’s degree. Voluntary certification can be beneficial to cost estimators because it provides professional recognition of the estimator’s competence and experience.

24. Stonemasons: Pay -$37,184

Projected increase in 2020: 36.5 percent

Education/training: High school diploma and apprenticeship jobs.

23. Audiologists: Pay -$66,660

Projected increase in 2020: 36.8 percent

Education/training: Doctorate or equivalent and licensing is required in all states.

22. Bicycle repairers: Pay – $23,660

Projected increase in 2020: 37.6 percent

Training: You’ll need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees.

21. Dental hygienists: Pay -$68,250

Projected increase in 2020: 37.7 percent

Education/training: Dental hygienists must get a state license to practice. A degree from dental hygiene school is also required.

20. Physical therapists: Pay -$81,030

Projected increase in 2020: 39 percent

Education/training: The American Physical Therapy Association accredits entry-level academic programs in physical therapy. A graduate degree and state licensing are required.

Top 30 Jobs to look forward to in 2020
19. Brickmasons and blockmasons: Pay – $46,930

Projected increase in 2020: 40.5 percent

Education/training: High school diploma and apprenticeship jobs.

18. Marriage and family therapists Pay -$48,160

Projected increase in 2020:41.2 percent

Education/training: A master’s degree usually is required to be licensed or certified as a counselor.

Top 30 Jobs to look forward to in 2020
17. Market research analysts and marketing specialists: Pay -$60,570

Projected increase in 2020:41.2 percent

Education/training: Bachelor’s degree. Job involves looking at market conditions in local, regional, or national areas to decide potential sales.

16. Medical secretaries: Pay -$30,530

Projected increase in 2020:41.3 percent

Education/training: High school diploma. Most medical and legal secretaries must go through specialized training programs that teach them the language of the industry.

15. Interpreters and translators: Pay -58,400

Projected increase in 2020: 42.2 percent

Education/training: Although a bachelor’s degree is often required for jobs, majoring in a language is not always necessary.

Top 30 Jobs to look forward to in 2020
14. Glaziers: Pay -$36,640

Projected increase in 2020: 42.4 percent

Education/training: Usually 3 years of classroom and on-the-job training washing skyscraper windows is required to become a skilled glazier.

13. Physical therapist aides: Pay -$23,680,

Projected increase in 2020: 43.1 percent

Education/training: Physical therapist aides are not licensed and do not need higher education, though a high school diploma is usually required. Training is completed on the job.

12. Occupational therapy assistants: Pay -$51,010,

Projected increase in 2020: 43.3 percent

Education/training: Occupational therapist assistants must attend a school accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education to sit for the national certifying exam for occupational therapist assistants.

11. Diagnostic medical sonographers: Pay -$66,410

Projected increase in 2020: 43.5 percent

Education/training: Registration and associate’s degree required.

10. Meeting and event planners: Pay – $45,260

Projected increase in 2020: 43.7 percent

Education/training: Many employers prefer applicants who have a bachelor’s degree, but this is not always required.

9. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters: Pay -$26,740

Projected increase in 2020: 45.4 percent

Education/training: Employer apprenticeships or technical schools and community colleges.

8. Physical therapist assistants: Pay -$49,960

Projected increase in 2020: 45.7 percent

Education/training: Physical therapist assistants are required by law to hold an associate degree.

7. Iron and rebar workers: Pay -$38,430

Projected increase in 2020: 48.6 percent

Education/training: Employer apprenticeships, on-the-job training.

6. Veterinary technologists and assistants: Pay -$29,710

Projected increase in 2020: 52 percent

Education/training: Most entry-level veterinary technicians have a 2-year associate degree from an American Veterinary Medical Association-accredited community college program. All states require passing a credentialing exam following coursework.

5. Carpenters: Pay -$25,760

Projected increase in 2020: 55.7 percent

Education/training: High school or less training required. On-the-job training is typical.

4. Tile and marble setters: Pay -$27,780

Projected increase in 2020: 60.1 percent

Education/training: Apprenticeships usually are sponsored by local union-management joint apprenticeship and training committees, local contractors, or trade associations.

3. Biomedical engineers Pay -$81,540

Projected increase in 2020: 61.7 percent

Education/training: A bachelor’s degree in engineering is required for almost all entry-level engineering jobs.

2. Home health aides: Pay -$20,560

Projected increase in 2020: 69.4 percent

Education/training: Home health aides are not required to have a high school diploma; they receive most of their training on the job from experienced aides or nurses.

1. Personal care aides: Pay -$19,640

Projected increase in 2020: 70.5 percent

Education/training: No. 1 on our list of Top 30 jobs. You should know some states only require on-the-job training; other states may require formal training that can be completed at community colleges, vocational schools, home health care agencies, and elder care programs.

Resources:

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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