The 10 Fastest-Growing Jobs in the U.S.

Industries That Will Expand the Most By 2020

Many Americans rejoiced at the news that the economy added nearly 250,000 jobs in January, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. The economy is expected to add more than 20 million jobs by 2020, a 14.3% increase from 2010 in the number of people employed, according to recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many of these jobs will be focused in a few key industries. The health care and social assistance industry is projected to add more than 5.6 million jobs this decade, more than any other sector, largely because the population is getting older and will require more care. Meanwhile, the construction and retail industries are expected to add more than 3.5 million jobs in this time as demand for these services increases from a low point in 2010 in the aftermath of the recession. While the overall number of people employed is expected to grow by 14.3% in this period, some professions are projected to grow at more than three times that pace. MainStreet took a look at the 10 professions expected to expand at the fastest pace, which are by and large in either the construction or health care industries and require some postsecondary education. These positions don’t always come with the biggest paychecks, but if you’re looking for a profession with solid job prospects, these 10 are your best bet. Photo Credit: bpsusf