Top 15 Careers Projected For The Highest Future Growth

September 5, 2012  |  
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In today’s world, it’s not about simply finding a job, but it’s being able to find one that is expected to experience growth in the future. Though you may land a well paying job, if that career doesn’t have an expansive path, you may face future hardships. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, here are 15 careers with the highest projected future growth.

Personal Care Aides

Statistics show that personal care aide positions are expected to grow 70.5% by 2020.

Home Health Aides

With a growing number of elderly people, such as the Baby Boomers, home health aide positions should grow 69.4% by 2020.

Medical Secretaries

You can never go wrong with a career in the healthcare industry. By 2020, medical secretary positions are projected to grow by 41.3%.

Medical Assistants

Becoming a medical assistant is a perfect job for a recent college graduate in the medical field. This job is predicted to grow 30.9% by 2020.

Registered Nurses

Nurses are always in need and the nursing field is likely to grow 26% by 2020.

Physicians & Surgeons

Job availability for surgeons and physicians is anticipated to grow 24.4% once 2020 comes along.

Receptionists & Information Clerks

By 2020, receptionist and information clerk jobs are expected to grow by 23.7%.

Practical & Vocational Nurses

By 2020, practical and vocational nurse positions should grow by 22.4%.

Construction Laborers

The construction field is expected to experience a 21.3% growth by 2020.

Landscaping & Groundskeeping Workers

If you’re skilled in landscaping and groundskeeping, make note that these career paths are projected to grow 20.9% by 2020.

Tractor Trailer Drivers

Hit the open road as a tractor trailer driver. This field is expected to grow about 20.6% by 2020.

Childcare Workers

Population growth always spurs the need for childcare workers. By 2020, this job is likely to grow by 20.4%.

Nursing Aides & Orderlies

Like much of the healthcare field, the job of a nursing aide is expected to grow 20.1% by 2020.


Carpentry positions are likely to grow 19.6% by the year 2020.

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