Where will the jobs be?

graphic image of upward pointing arrowsThe U.S. Department of Labor estimates that the country added more than 200,000 jobs in June 2017–with big increases in health care, social assistance, financial activities, and mining.

Ever wonder exactly which careers are adding jobs at the highest rates?  CareerOneStop’s Fastest-Growing Careers has the answers.  See below for the five careers expected to grow at the fastest rates in the years between 2014 and 2024.

1) Wind Turbine Service Technicians

Topping the list with the number of jobs expected to grow a whopping 108 percent between 2014 and 2024, this career doesn’t require a college degree or extensive work experience, and pays somewhere between $35,000 and $75,000 a year.  Learn more about Wind Turbine Service Technicians.

2) Occupational Therapy Assistants

A two-year associate’s degree can prepare you to work as an assistant to an occupational therapist. Jobs in this field are expected to grow by 43 percent from 2014 to 2024, and the pay can range from $40,000 to $80,000. Learn more about Occupational Therapy Assistants.

3) Physical Therapist Assistants

Another health-care career that requires a two-year associate’s degree and can pay from about $35,000 to $80,000, physical therapist assistant jobs are expected to grow by 41 percent in the ten years from 2014 to 2024. Learn more about physical therapist assistants.

4) Physical Therapist Aides

Physical therapist aids earn a lower wage than the therapist assistant jobs described above—but, you can work as a physical therapy aid with a high-school diploma or equivalent, making it a great entry-level job while you gain more experience and education. Jobs in this field are expected to grow by 39 percent from 2014 to 2024. Learn more about physical therapist aides.

5) Home Health Aides

Another entry-level health care career, there are no education requirements for being a home health aide. And while the pay is relatively low, jobs are expected to grow by 38 percent over the ten years between 2014 and 2024. Learn more about home health aides.

Want to learn more?

Visit Fastest-Growing Careers to see the expected growth of all 534 growing careers in the United States. Or, select your state to see where the growth is expected to be in your area.

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