Recent data have shown that unemployment in the United States sank to 4.3 percent in the early months of 2017. While it’s a good news for many people who are actively looking for a job, the unpredictable economic and political climate can be a problem.
The real question that needs to be answered is, which jobs and career options can give applicants the stability and the growth that they need? To answer this question, the Bureau of Labor Statistics delivered a vital figures based on a 2014 research with projections through 2024.
Let’s take a look at the fastest growing jobs in the U.S. this year and beyond:
- Wind turbine service technicians
The wind power industry has seen the highest growth rate in terms of employment and career opportunities, and according to the recent statistics, approximately 50 percent increase in job availability is to be expected (from 4, 400 posts in 2014 to 9,200).
- Occupational therapy assistants and related jobs
The demand in the health care industry, specifically in the sector of occupational therapy, has seen a drastic growth because of the aging Baby Boomer generation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 43 percent growth (14,100 new jobs) for occupational therapy assistants and related occupations (physical therapy aides, home health aides) come 2024.
- Commercial drivers
Career options in the commercial driving and the trucking industry are also looking optimistic with a predicted overall 11 percent job and employment growth for commercial drivers through 2024.
Meanwhile, a related project led by Forbes and the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau revealed that posts for food preparation workers have also reached an impressive milestone by providing a million Americans employment (gaining 142,000 workers based on the 2015-2016 data). Food preparation workers came in third, gaining 142,000 jobs and reaching a milestone.