Exploring Training Opportunities? Consider These High Growth Areas First.
Planning to train for a career and interested in choosing one with the best job outlook? You’re smart to pay attention to job growth trends. Choosing to pursue a job in an industry in decline or one that lacks opportunities in your area can leave you jobless down the road. But knowing which industries are boom and which are bust won’t provide the whole story. When it comes to your long-term job prospects, your level of education is the deciding factor in what job types will be open to you in 2018 and beyond.
The nation’s job growth statistics are inching upward. But some segments are falling fast (sorry, newspaper reporters and dairy farmers), while others are positioned for a rosy future (Well done, physical therapists and financial advisors!). Predicted job growth areas through the year 2022, for those without a high school diploma, show the highest growth in areas of Personal and Home Care Aides, as well as Carpenter Helpers and non-restaurant Food Servers.
Got a high school diploma and some college? You’ll find opportunities for Medical Assistants, and jobs in areas of skincare and beauty. With a two-year college degree, health-related jobs are on the rise in the nation and in Maine, New Hampshire, and North Carolina. And those looking toward a four-year degree may want to pursue a career as a Translator or an Information Security Analyst. (If you’re settling down in Maine and New Hampshire, try Meeting and Convention Planning for job security.)
Ready to plan your future? Consider these promising industries, courtesy of The U.S. Department of Labor.
Top 20 Occupations with the Most Openings through 2022
Food Prep Workers
Waiters & Waitresses
Customer Service Representatives
Movers (Freight, Material)
|Personal Care Aides
General & Operation Managers
Home Health Aides
Maids & Housekeepers
Special Ed Teachers
Fastest Growing Occupations by Industry through 2022
These positions have the highest growth rate, but not necessarily the most openings. Positions range from those that require no high school diploma to those with some college or an Associate’s Degree.
Personal Care Aides
Find more job growth sectors by state and education level at the CareerOneStop.com