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15 Fastest Growing Jobs in America

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In this article we are going to list the 15 fastest growing jobs in America. You can skip ahead by following this link to see the top 5 Fastest Growing Jobs in America.

The coronavirus crisis hammered the already-weakening jobs market in the U.S. and abroad. Estimates show that close to 10 million people have lost their jobs in the U.S. alone amid the coronavirus impact. Now, even as the pandemic seems to be receding and certain public places are re-opening they are seeing a shortage of staff as people being laid off during the pandemic do not want to return to work under the existing conditions (low hourly pay and little to no security).

The restaurant industry has been the most affected by staff shortages following the pandemic. As most countries went into lockdowns, restaurants had to either close doors or cut their operations. As a result tens of thousands of restaurant workers were laid off, many remaining without any security and facing eviction from their homes. Now, as the economy is re-opening, companies like McDonald's Corp (NYSE:MCD), Dunkin' Donuts, and Subway are looking forward to making up the lost revenue, but are unable to do so due to labor shortages. As a result they have to cut hours and keep dining rooms closed. McDonald's Corp (NYSE:MCD) has recently announced plans to hire 20,000 people across the UK and Ireland. In the US, McDonald's Corp (NYSE:MCD) also said it would raise wages for company-owned restaurants by an average of 10%, although it might not be enough to attract people. As to McDonald's Corp (NYSE:MCD)'s franchised locations, they are also offering incentives. For example, one location in Illinois has recently made the headlines after promising free iPhones to new hires after 6 months of employment. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is another behemoth struggling with labor shortages. In May, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) said it planned to hire 75,000 more warehouse workers and drivers in the US and Canada. To help attract more people, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) said new employees will be paid a starting rate of $17 per hour, and they are also promised signing bonuses.

The rapidly-changing landscape of the economy and innovative technologies also pose a challenge and offer new opportunities for the future of work. According to a report by Deloitte, automation is the biggest challenge for the workforce in the U.S. The report estimates that about 47% of the total jobs in the U.S. could be automated in the next 20 years because of AI, rue-based tasks, automated processing systems, machine learning and advanced language processing technologies. The World Economic Forum also warns that there is a growing and urgent need of narrowing the workforce gap. The Forum said in a report that companies will need to narrow this gap to survive the “fourth industrial revolution.”

Therefore, considering that automation, AI and robotics are going to amass a significant part of the workforce, then it might be a good idea to consider a career in an industry that is going to provide all these automated solutions. Especially, if we take into account that these usually are the companies with the best benefits, for example Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), and UiPath Inc (NYSE:PATH). For example, UiPath Inc (NYSE:PATH) provides insurance, including disability and dental insurance for al its employees. Moreover, UiPath Inc (NYSE:PATH) provides parental leaves not just for mothers, but also for fathers. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) reimburses wellness and fitness costs for its employees and provides a 401(k) plan, as well as employee stock purchase plan. Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is known as one of the best places to work, having excellent amenities for all of its employees, as well as decent salaries and other benefits. However, working at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) or other tech company usually requires a special set of skills, as well as liking and understanding of certain things. Therefore, it might not be for everyone. Nevertheless, we're certain that you can still find something to your liking if you browse through our list of fastest growing jobs in America. The list of 15 fastest growing jobs in America was compiled based on data from the U.S. bureau of labor statistics. We rank these jobs based on the percentage of the expected growth.

15. Speech – Language Pathologists

Let's start with language pathologists. This profession has a 25% growth rate expected from 2019 to 2029. Average salary for people employed as speech-language pathologists is $79,120 per year.

Speech-language pathologists are experts in verbal-voice communication. They are trained to prevent, diagnose, and treat language disorders and speech in general. They are experts in voice, pronunciation and all the muscles and body parts that are responsible for sound production. Speech – language pathologists analyze the speech, voice and communication skills of their patients and help and teach them to correct their mistakes.

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14. Roustabouts (Oil and Gas)

Roustabouts is next in our list of 15 fastest growing jobs in America, with a growth rate of 25% through 2029. They make $38,910 per year.

Roustabouts work in oil fields and their task is to keep drills, pumps, drilling deck, tools and all of the equipment clean, to assemble or repair oil field equipment using power and hand tools, they off load supplies and move them to the storage area or to the work site, etc.

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13. Rotary Drill Operators (Oil and Gas)

An oil and gas rotary drill operator is an expert who operates a variety of drills and other equipment in order to reach and remove our natural resources of oil and gas captured in a sealed hollow of hermetic rock from earth's subsurface.

These jobs are expected to grow at a rate of 27% from 2019 through 2029. Average salary is $54,980 per year.

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12. Derrick operators (Oil and Gas)

Derrick operator jobs are expected to grow 31% through 2029. They make $46,990 per year.

Derrick operators as their name suggests, operate and position derricks used on drilling rigs for oil and gas industry. They rig derrick equipment, operate pumps to keep mud flowing so drills run smoothly, inspect derricks and all of their components for any flaws or problems, and clean them to keep them working efficiently and safely.

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11. Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations

Our list of fastest growing jobs in America continues with Data Scientists. Data scientists are analytical professionals who gather, analyze and process wide sets of structured and unstructured data and transform it into useful information to create actionable insights and plans for their companies and organizations. This occupation requires knowledge in different fields, such as mathematics, statistics, analytics and computer science.

Data science jobs are expected to increase by 31% through 2029, with an average salary of $94,280 per year.

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10. Information Security Analysts

An information security analyst is a professional trained to keep an organization’s sensitive information and data secured from any type of threats and unauthorized access, like cyber attacks. Their job is also to correct all the flaws in the security system, improve it and keep it up to date. One of the main tasks of an information security analyst is coming up with contemporary solutions to prevent company’s proprietary and confidential data from being compromised, damaged or stolen. Jobs in Infosec are expected to increase by 31%. Average salary is $99,730 per year.

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9. Physician Assistants

Physician Assistant is someone who is often a patient’s principal health care providers, they develop treatment plans after diagnosing an illness, and just like doctors, they can prescribe medications. To become a PA you have to study a lot, finish thousands of hours of medical training and earn a master's degree from PA training program, so it is not an easy task, but it is a beautiful profession – and more importantly, experts say that physician assistant jobs are expected to see a growth of 31% through 2029. They make $112,260 per year.

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8. Medical and Health Services Managers

Expected increase for this profession through 2029 is 32%, with an average salary of $100,980 per year.

On the eighth spot in our list of fastest growing jobs in America are Medical and Health Services Managers. The health care system is very important and very complex system in every society, which is why the role of management is extremely demanding and responsible. Medical and health services managers have the task to, through constant improvement of the quality of the work process, create conditions for increasing the satisfaction of both employees and patients, they have the task to coordinate, plan and direct medical and health services. They are ready to understand and adapt to changes in healthcare laws, regulations and technologies and are responsible for overseeing all operations, including human resources, finances etc.

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7. Physical Therapist Assistants

PTA jobs are expected to see the increase of 33% by 2029. Average income for this profession is $58,790 per year.

Physical therapy assistants work with physical therapists in conducting rehabilitation exercises and therapies related to recovery from injuries, fractures, illnesses, accidents or disabilities. They help patients through a variety of exercises, massages and stretches to strengthen injured muscle groups, reduce pain, regain their maximum range of motion and restore function. They perform these tasks under the supervision and direction of a physical therapist who is ultimately responsible for the patient’s treatment plan.

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6. Home Health and Personal Care Aides

Home health aides and personal care aides jobs represent one of the most humane professions. Love, care, attention, understanding, help and patience are just a part of what the job of the person who does it requires. They take care of children, elderly, people with disabilities or chronic illnesses, immobile persons, all those who need any help in their daily living activities and personal tasks.

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