and Jul 6, 2020 – Business Insider

  • The novel coronavirus pandemic has caused major job losses across industries over the last few months.
  • Business Insider decided to look at jobs that have large employment potential over the next decade.
  • Using employment projection and salary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we found 30 high-paying jobs that are poised to enjoy healthy employment growth over the next decade.
  • Several tech and medical occupations made the top of the list.

The year is already halfway done, and the novel coronavirus pandemic has had a major effect on employment in nearly every industry. However, the future of work is still looking pretty bright for medical and tech jobs, based on data and projections from the US Labor Department. 

THE NEXT POTENTIAL JOB

As Americans look forward to their next potential job after the pandemic and its attendant lockdowns, Business Insider decided to look at high-paying jobs that have bright futures ahead of them.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Projections program publishes estimates for job growth across hundreds of occupations. The most recent release compares how many people worked in each occupation in 2018 with the Bureau’s projections for 2028.

We combined those job growth projections with 2019 median annual earnings for each occupation from the Bureau’s Occupational Employment Statistics program, using the geometric mean of the two numbers, to find roles that are both growing and high-paying.

Since we are focused on high-paying jobs, we restricted our ranking to occupations with 2019 median earnings above the median among all occupations of $39,810.

Here    are the 30 best jobs of the next decade or so:

30. Information security analysts

cyber security computer analyst

Projected new positions between 2018 and 2028: 35,500

Median annual earnings in 2019: $99,730

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

29. Computer user support specialists

computer network support specialist

Projected new positions between 2018 and 2028: 70,900

Median annual earnings in 2019: $52,270

Typical educational requirements: Some college, no degree

28. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

Nurse flu shot
Projected new positions between 2018 and 2028: 78,100

Median annual earnings in 2019: $47,480

Typical educational requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award

27. All other computer occupations

software developer

Projected new positions between 2018 and 2028: 42,200

Median annual earnings in 2019: $88,550

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

26. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

plumber

Projected new positions between 2018 and 2028: 68,200

Median annual earnings in 2019: $55,160

Typical educational requirements: High school diploma or equivalent

25. Carpenters

carpenter

Projected new positions between 2018 and 2028: 80,100

Median annual earnings in 2019: $48,330

Typical educational requirements: High school diploma or equivalent

24. Physician assistants

Physician Assistant

Projected new positions between 2018 and 2028: 37,000

Median annual earnings in 2019: $112,260

Typical educational requirements: Master’s degree

23. Electricians

electrician

Projected new positions between 2018 and 2028: 74,100

Median annual earnings in 2019: $56,180

Typical educational requirements: High school diploma or equivalent

22. All other services sales representatives

Salesperson

Projected new positions between 2018 and 2028: 76,400

Median annual earnings in 2019: $56,130

Typical educational requirements: High school diploma or equivalent

21. Construction managers

facilities manager construction supervisor

Projected new positions between 2018 and 2028: 46,200

Median annual earnings in 2019: $95,260

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

20. Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

truck driver

Projected new positions between 2016 and 2026: 99,700

Median annual earnings in 2017: $45,260

Typical educational requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award

19. First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

oil rig

Projected new positions between 2018 and 2028: 69,100

Median annual earnings in 2019: $66,210

Typical educational requirements: High school diploma or equivalent

18. Systems software developers

software developer

Projected new positions between 2018 and 2028: 42,600

Median annual earnings in 2019: $107,510

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

17. Physical therapists

occupational therapist

Projected new positions between 2018 and 2028: 54,200

Median annual earnings in 2019: $89,440

Typical educational requirements: Doctoral or professional degree

16. Computer systems analysts

Computer Analyst Hacker Security Code

Projected new positions between 2018 and 2028: 56,000

Median annual earnings in 2019: $90,920

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

15. All other business operations specialists

businessman office phone call

Projected new positions between 2018 and 2028: 71,300

Median annual earnings in 2019: $73,570

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

14. Postsecondary health specialties teachers

lecture class college

Projected new positions between 2018 and 2028: 59,100

Median annual earnings in 2019: $97,320

Typical educational requirements: Doctoral or professional degree

13. Nurse practitioners

nurse

Projected new positions between 2016 and 2026: 53,300

Median annual earnings in 2017: $109,820

Typical educational requirements: Master’s degree

12. Lawyers

lawyers

Projected new positions between 2018 and 2028: 50,100

Median annual earnings in 2019: $122,960

Typical educational requirements: Doctoral or professional degree

11. Accountants and auditors

accountant taxes

Projected new positions between 2018 and 2028: 90,700

Median annual earnings in 2019: $71,550

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

10. Computer and information systems managers

computer programmer

Projected new positions between 2018 and 2028: 46,800

Median annual earnings in 2019: $146,360

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

9. All other physicians and surgeons

plastic surgeon surgery patient

Projected new positions between 2016 and 2026: 33,700

Median annual earnings in 2017: $203,450

Typical educational requirements: Doctoral or professional degree

8. Medical and health services managers

Hospital

Projected new positions between 2018 and 2028: 71,600

Median annual earnings in 2019: $100,980

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

7. All other managers

retail store manager

Projected new positions between 2018 and 2028: 110,630

Median annual earnings in 2019: $68,500

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

6. Market research analysts and marketing specialists

marketing

Projected new positions between 2018 and 2028: 139,200

Median annual earnings in 2019: $63,790

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

5. Management analysts

financial analyst

Projected new positions between 2018 and 2028: 118,300

Median annual earnings in 2019: $85,260

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

4. Financial managers

wall street bankers

Projected new positions between 2018 and 2028: 104,700

Median annual earnings in 2019: $129,890

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

3. General and operations managers

transportation manager

Projected new positions between 2018 and 2028: 165,000

Median annual earnings in 2019: $100,780

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

2. Applications software developers

developer tech software computer working google

Projected new positions between 2018 and 2028: 241,500

Median annual earnings in 2019: $107,510

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

1. Registered nurses

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Projected new positions between 2018 and 2028: 371,500

Median annual earnings in 2019: $73,300

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree