Knowing where the job seekers will be in the future could be the difference between a relaxing day at the office and a tension headache waiting to happen. Although there are almost always openings in just about every field you can imagine, I‚Äôm going to share with you some of the hottest careers of 2020 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Future is Green
The two fastest growing occupations are a positive nod towards a cleaner future fueled by renewable energy. Solar Photovoltaic Installers, who install and maintain solar panels and Wind Turbine Technicians, who work on those massive structures you see driving down the interstate.
Here‚Äôs some fast facts about Solar Photovoltaic Installers and Wind Turbine Technicians
- Solar Photovoltaic Installers are projected to have a 63% growth rate between 2018 and 2028.
- According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, the first three months of 2019 saw a record-breaking 2.7 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics installed. How much is that? Well, one gigawatt equates to roughly 3.125 million photovoltaic panels with 320 watts of power!
- So, what will a Solar Photovoltaic Installers piggy bank look like? These installers can look forward to making more than $20 an hour without a college degree! In fact, becoming a qualified installer typically requires one year of on-the-job training. Sounds like a solid gig, right?
- The 2018 Wind Technologies Market Report states the wind industry accounts for 114,000 jobs and supplies 6.5% of all electricity in the United States!
- The pay for wind turbine technicians just over $26 an hour. Traditional degrees aren‚Äôt usually required, but secondary education is common for this role.
Growth in Medicine
The rest of the anticipated high-demand jobs over the next 10 years come mostly from medical fields.
Here‚Äôs a few positions that will be in high demand:
- Nurse Practitioners
- Registered Nurses
- Medical Assistants
- Physician Assistant
- Physical Therapist
- Occupational Therapists
- Personal Care Aid
Because of the variety of roles that will continue to be available in hospitals and other healthcare environments, it would be a good idea to begin looking for job seekers that specialize in healthcare.
Diversifying your options is always a good idea as well ‚Äì there will also be growing demand for software developers, IS, and other computer technology-oriented jobs.
The Power is Yours
By diving into the numbers, you can get a head start on the future of recruiting. Start making those connections now, because they will certainly pay off in the future!
If you‚Äôre looking for your next great gig, check out the open jobs that we have available!