Growing or Going? Jobs of the Future

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Growing or Going? Jobs of the Future

It’s easy to assume that all jobs in the future will require working with new technology and complex computer systems. And though this is true for some, it’s definitely not the case for all growing career fields. Which occupations should you focus on throughout your college education?

Today …

Fastest growing and declining industries:

Growth or decline between 2012 and 2022 (1)

Construction: +1,622.10%

Offices of health practitioners: +1,225.80%

Employment services: +781.7%

Nursing and residential care facilities: +760.7%

Home health care services: +715.7%

Textile mills and textile product mills: -51.5%

Miscellaneous manufacturing: -57.3%

Apparel manufacturing: -85.8%

Newspaper, periodical, book and directory publishers: -105%

Postal Service: -169.1%

… Compared to Yesterday

These five jobs didn’t exist a decade ago. Just proof that the future will hold careers that we have yet to imagine. (2, 3)

App developer

Average salary: $91,000

Market research data miner

Average salary: $81,000

Educational and admissions consultant

Average salary: $55,000

Millennial generational expert

Average salary: $75,000

Social media manager

Average salary: $59,000

The Best (and Worst) Jobs for Tomorrow

Here are the jobs with the highest and lowest projected growth rates for the next decade. (1)

Job Change 2012-2022 Average annual salary

Industrial-organization psychologist +53% $83,580

Personal care aides +49% $19,910

Home health aides +49% $20,820

Mechanical insulation workers +47% $39,170

Interpreters and translators +46% $45,430

Diagnostic medical sonographers +46% $65,860

Brickmason assistants +43% $28,220

Occupational therapy assistants +43% $53,240

Genetic counselors +41% $56,800

Physical therapist assistants +41% $52,160

Motion picture projectionists -26.5% $19,830

Postal carriers -26.8% $56,490

Textile cutting machine operators -27.1% $24,050

Semiconductor processors -27.1% $33,020

Postal Service mail sorters/processors -29.8% $53,090

Log graders/scalers -31.6% $32,880

Postal Service clerks -31.8% $53,090

Shoe machine operators -35.3% $24,310

Locomotive firers -42% $44,920

Tree fallers -43.3% $35,250

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Sources:
1. http://www.bls.gov
2. http://www.forbes.com
3. http://www.indeed.com