The 10 fastest growing jobs for the next 10 years

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    The job landscape is constantly changing based on the needs of the market. The newest US Bureau of Labor Statistics Job forecasts for 2020-2030 show the U.S. created 11.9 million new jobs during that time.

    The BLS projections say the health and welfare sectors will create the most new jobs, with the fastest growing in the leisure and hospitality industries as this industry recovers from the pandemic.

    If you’re looking for a job that will likely be available in about a decade or so, read on for the fastest growing occupations, sorted by their projected growth rate.

    To see which jobs to avoid, see “10 Jobs That Will Shrink Fastest Over the Next Decade”.

    1. Service technician for wind turbines

    Wind turbines in Ellensburg, Washington
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    Projected Employment Growth Rate for 2020-2030: 68.2%

    Planned job creation for 2020-2030: 4,700 jobs

    Median annual wage from May 2020: $ 56,230

    2. Nurse

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    Projected Employment Growth Rate for 2020-2030: 52.2%

    Planned job creation for 2020-2030: 114,900 jobs

    Median annual wage from May 2020: $ 111,680

    Nurses are among the most highly paid types of nurses, as we detail in “This is How Much Nurses Earn In Every State”.

    3. Solar photovoltaic installers

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    Projected Employment Growth Rate for 2020-2030: 52.1%

    Planned job creation for 2020-2030: 6,100 jobs

    Median annual wage from May 2020: $ 46,470

    4. Statisticians

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    Projected Employment Growth Rate for 2020-2030: 35.4%

    Planned job creation for 2020-2030: 14,900 jobs

    Median annual wage from May 2020: $ 92,270

    5. Physiotherapist assistants

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    Projected Employment Growth Rate for 2020-2030: 35.4%

    Planned job creation for 2020-2030: 33,200 jobs

    Median annual wage from May 2020: $ 59,770

    6. Information security analysts

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    Projected Employment Growth Rate for 2020-2030: 33.3%

    Planned job creation for 2020-2030: 47,100 jobs

    Median annual wage from May 2020: $ 103,590

    7. Home health and personal care helpers

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    Projected Employment Growth Rate for 2020-2030: 32.6%

    Planned job creation for 2020-2030: 1,129,900 jobs

    Median annual wage from May 2020: $ 27,080

    8. Medical and health managers

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    Projected Employment Growth Rate for 2020-2030: 32.5%

    Planned job creation for 2020-2030: 139,600 jobs

    Median annual wage from May 2020: $ 104,280

    9. Data Scientists and Other Math Science Professions

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    Projected Employment Growth Rate for 2020-2030: 31.4%

    Planned job creation for 2020-2030: 19,800 jobs

    Median annual wage from May 2020: $ 98,230

    10. Medical assistants

    An elderly woman at a doctor's appointment
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    Projected Employment Growth Rate for 2020-2030: 31%

    Planned job creation for 2020-2030: 40,100 jobs

    Median annual wage in May 2020: $ 115,390

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