Jobs of the future – 10 fastest growing occupations your students should know about

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently updated its list of the 10 fastest growing careers. BLS’ top-10 list of fastest-growing American occupations between 2019 and 2029 is comprised of six health care-related jobs and three tech/green energy-related jobs, though projections do not include the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, BLS said.

The top 10 jobs are:

-Wind turbine technicians (median pay of $52,910 per year)

-Nurse practitioners ($109,820)

-Solar photovoltaic installers ($44,890)

-Occupational therapy assistants ($61,510)

-Statisticians ($91,160)

-Home health and personal care aides ($25,280)

-Physical therapist assistants ($58,790)

-Medical and health services managers ($100,980)

-Physician assistants ($112,260)

-Information security analysts ($99,730)

“Factors that are expected to contribute to the large increase [in the health care sector] include increased demand to care for the aging baby-boom population, longer life expectancies, and continued growth in the number of patients with chronic conditions,” a press release from the Bureau reads.

All baby boomers are expected to reach age 65 by 2029.

So if your students are looking to you to recommend possible in-demand career paths these are some of the careers you might want to discuss with them.