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America’s 17 Most In-Demand Jobs (and What They Pay)

Infographic Most In-Demand Jobs

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects these 17 occupations will have the most new jobs in the next eight years. If you want to be in demand, consider one of these professions!

There is no shortage of “help wanted” ads for these occupations. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, they have the highest projected numeric change in employment in the United States.

  1. Personal care aides

New Jobs (Projected) 777,600    $23,100 per year

 

  1. Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

New Jobs (Projected) 579,900    $20,180 per year

 

  1. Registered nurses

New Jobs (Projected) 438,100    $70,000 per year

 

  1. Home health aides

431,200 New Jobs (Projected) 431,200   $23,210 per year

 

  1. Software developers, applications

New Jobs (Projected) 255,400    $101,790 per year

 

  1. Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

New Jobs (Projected) 236,500    $24,990 per year

 

  1. General and operations managers

205,200 New Jobs (Projected) 205,200   $100,410 per year

 

  1. Hand Laborers and Material Movers

New Jobs (Projected) 199,700    $27,040 per year

 

  1. Medical assistants

New Jobs (Projected) 183,900    $32,480 per year

 

  1. Waiters and waitresses

New Jobs (Projected) 182,500    $20,820 per year

 

  1. Nursing assistants

New Jobs (Projected) 173,400    $27,520 per year

 

  1. Construction laborers

New Jobs (Projected) 150,400    $34,530 per year

 

  1. Cooks, restaurant

New Jobs (Projected) 145,300    $25,180 per year

 

  1. Accountants and auditors

New Jobs (Projected) 139,900    $69,350 per year

 

  1. Market research analysts and marketing specialists

138,300 New Jobs (Projected) 138,300   $63,230 per year

 

  1. Customer service representatives

New Jobs (Projected) 136,300    $32,890 per year

 

  1. Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

New Jobs (Projected) 135,200    $27,670 per year

Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/most-new-jobs.htm