Today’s society has different needs than it had 20 years ago, and because of this, industries are trying their best to accommodate all the changes. If you want to be at the forefront of the future movement, read more about the seven jobs that will see more growth in the next decade, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. These, however, will not necessarily be the best-paying jobs and all the salaries mentioned here are referenced from Payscale.

 

1. Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installers

The job is expected to see a growth of 63% in the next eight years. As the global community becomes more aware of environmental issues, it is only normal for companies to lean toward green energies. Solar PV installers are essentially in charge of installing and maintaining solar PV systems. They currently have a median salary of  $46,299 per year. To fill in this role, you would need a high school degree and a complete training course which, in most cases, will be provided by the companies.

 

2. Wind Turbine Technicians

As mentioned before, the world is gradually embracing greener energies, so wind turbine technician positions are projected to have a growth of 57%. Wind turbines are high-tech machines that convert the energy of the wind to electrical energy and the technicians are responsible for installing and maintaining these turbines. Some other job scopes include turbine towers inspection, data collection, and troubleshooting for all electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic components. They have an average salary of $51,351 per year and approximately $22.41 per hour. 

 

3. Home Health and Personal Care Aides

The world’s population is growing older every year, and the average life expectancy is also going up. This means that the elderly population will be bigger than ever before. Most of them will require in-home medical care. Because of this, the roles of home health aides and personal care aides are expected to see a growth of 36%. They not only assist seniors with daily activities but also help those with disabilities, chronic illness, or cognitive impairment. The average salary is $25,108 per year. The requirements vary according to companies, but most would expect applicants with basic first aid knowledge and some technical training.

 

4. Information Security Analyst

An information security analyst’s job is to create and maintain the digital security system of an organization. They constantly simulate cyber attacks to detect weak points in the system and reinforce them. This profession is expected to see a growth of 32%. You can expect to rake in an average of $71,747 per year and those highly experienced can earn more than $100,000 annually. To be an information security analyst, you must have a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field and have experience in the industry. If you have a degree in computer science and want to specialize in this area, you can also do an online course to gain some experience. 

 

5. Occupational Therapy Assistants

Occupational therapy assistants help people to recover, improve, and develop the skills needed for daily living and working. Some other responsibilities include conducting therapeutic activities, assisting children with developmental disabilities, and teaching patients how to use special equipment. The median salary for an occupational therapy assistant is $45,283, and this profession is expected to see a growth of 31%. To apply for this role, you will need an associate’s degree from an accredited occupational therapy assistant program.

 

6. Physician Assistant

Physician assistants educate and counsel patients and their families, order and interpret diagnostic tests, research the latest treatments, prescribe medicine, and generally work with a team of doctors and specialists. The position will grow by 31% in the next decade. They have an average salary of $96,256 per year or equivalent to $53.24 per hour. To be a physician assistant you must have a master’s degree from an accredited educational program and be licensed in your state. 

 

7. Mathematicians and Statisticians

Mathematicians and statisticians analyze data to solve problems by applying mathematical and statistical techniques. Other responsibilities include designing surveys, experiments, or opinion polls to collect data, develop new mathematical rules, theories, and concepts in areas such as algebra and geometry. These skills come in handy, especially in the artificial intelligence sector and with the ever-increasing demand for qualified data scientists. These positions will see a growth of 30% in the next ten years. Mathematicians have a median salary of $70,084 per year and statisticians’ salary is $73,054 per year. These roles require at least a master’s degree in mathematics or statistics.

 

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