What Are the Fastest Growing Careers in the U.S.?
The service providing industries are projected to have the fastest growth in the coming years. Read on to learn more about which industries will be growing the fastest in the United States.
The U.S. Department of Labor projects that from 2012-2022, the fastest growing careers in the U.S. will be found in service-providing industries. Consulting, computer and home care services are just some of the fields expected to see strong employment growth.
Important Facts about this Career
|Home Health Aides||Information Security Analysts||Management Analysts|
|Median Pay (2018)||$24,200||$98,350||$83,610|
|Entry-Level Education||High school diploma common but not required||Bachelor's degree; MBA sometimes preferred||Bachelor's degree; MBA sometimes preferred|
|Certification/Licensing||Some training and certification required; specific requirements vary across states||Not necessary but preferred||Available, not required|
|Key Skills||Attention to detail, interpersonal communication, physical stamina, time management||Analysis, attention to detail, problem solving, ingenuity||Analysis, interpersonal communication, time management, problem solving|
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Home Care Services
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that in-home care services will grow nearly 47% from 2016-2026, making them among the fastest growing careers in the U.S. Personal care aides provide in-home housekeeping and related services, such as shopping and meal preparation, for clients who are physically or mentally challenged.
Home health aides provide some medical care, such as taking vital statistics and administering medication. Both home health aides and personal care aides complete on-the-job training, but there are no formal education requirements.
Information Security Analysis
Information security analysts maintain the security of data in computer networks, monitor firewalls and test computer security measures. The number of jobs in this field is expected to grow 28% from 2016 to 2026, according to the BLS, which is significantly faster than the national average of 13% for all occupations.
According to the BLS, management analysis or consulting will remain a fast-growing industry from 2016-2026, with 14% growth expected in the number of job openings during that time. These professionals work with businesses to develop management strategies and integrate new organizational management systems.