Want to build a brighter future for yourself?
Exploring new career options in 2020?
Interested in jobs in high-growth industries?
If you’re considering starting or switching to a new career, it’s smart to look before you leap. Change is happening all around us; social, economic, environmental, technological, demographic factors are continually changing the world of work – and the skills needed to succeed.
While the U.S. job market is hot, positions in certain functional areas and industries are much more promising than others. As you evaluate your options, choose a career or job that offers the stability, growth, work/life balance and long-term opportunity you need.
Hot Careers in 2020 – and Beyond
Which careers are poised for growth? According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Labor, these are the top ten fastest growing occupations between 2018 and 2028:
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|Job Title||Percent Job Growth 2018-28||Median Annual Wage 2018|
|Solar photovoltaic installers||63.30%||$42,680|
|Wind turbine service technicians||56.90%||$54,370|
|Home health aides||36.60%||$24,200|
|Personal care aides||36.40%||$24,020|
|Occupational therapy assistants||33.10%||$60,220|
|Information security analysts||31.60%||$98,350|
Skills of the Future
Regardless of your chosen field, artificial intelligence, the accelerating rate of change, the growth of remote work and an increasingly diverse workforce are impacting the skills you need to make yourself marketable. The jobs of the future will require new skills, and many existing jobs will require skills not previously associated with them.
As you pursue your career, keep your prospects bright by developing proficiency in these areas:
- Emotional intelligence
- Creative problem-solving
- Flexibility and adaptability
- Tech savviness
- Critical thinking